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Shrubs

Key elements of many garden designs!

Adding interest and color throughout the seasons, shrubs are essential elements of many garden designs. The permanent structure associated with the wide array of size, flowers, foliage and fruits make them very desirable components of any plantings. There are flowering shrubs for almost every month of the year. You may want to create a year-round display and select beautiful shrubs to create dramatic spring, summer, fall or winter schemes. Check our list of shrubs and browse our fabulous garden ideas to get inspired. Before selecting any shrubs for your garden, remember to check that they are well-suited to your climate, sun exposure and soil conditions.


Shrubs Guides


Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of fiery fuchsia-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Afterglow'

A lovely bi-color hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Afterglow' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of bright yellow and orange, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Barbara Karst'

A very popular hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Barbara Karst' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with particularly eye-catching clusters of bright red to magenta-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers.

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Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of intense blue flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, fuzzy, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented panicles of violet-blue flowers. Borne at the tips of the stems, the flower spikes are freely produced from early summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, fuzzy, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented panicles of bright fuchsia-pink flowers. Borne at the tips of the stems, the flower spikes are freely produced from early summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Orchid Annie' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Orchid Annie' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of orchid purple flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the long flower spikes, up to 8 in. (20 cm), are freely produced from mid summer through early fall.

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Buddleja 'Pink Delight' (Butterfly Bush)

Award-winning Buddleja 'Pink Delight' (Butterfly Bush) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves with white-felted undersides, and sweetly scented, slender panicles of bright pink flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the huge flower spikes, up to 15 in. long (37 cm), are on display from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja alternifolia (Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush)

Fast growing and cold hardy, award-winning Buddleja alternifolia (Butterfly Bush) is a gorgeous, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with gracefully arching branches studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented clusters of lilac-purple flowers. Borne in the leaf axils along the previous year's stems, the long flower spikes, up to 18 in. (45 cm), drape over the bush in late spring or early summer.

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Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly Bush)

Award-winning Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly Bush) is a vigorous large deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, dark green leaves with white-felted undersides, and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of dark purple, almost black flowers.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Ivory' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Ivory' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of luminous ivory flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Magenta Improved' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Magenta Improved' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of intense magenta flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Magenta' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Magenta' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of magenta flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Midnight' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Midnight' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of deep purplish-blue flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Sky Blue' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Sky Blue' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of sky blue flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja davidii 'White Profusion' (Butterfly Bush)

Award-winning Buddleja davidii 'White Profusion' (Butterfly Bush) is a vigorous deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves with white-felted undersides, and sweetly scented panicles of snow-white flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the outstanding flower spikes, up to 8 in. long (20 cm), are on display from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja × weyeriana 'Honeycomb' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja × weyeriana 'Honeycomb' (Butterfly Bush) is a deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, globular clusters of creamy-yellow flowers. Adorned with an orange eye, the flowers are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Bupleurum fruticosum (Shrubby Hare's Ear)

Glowing and shimmering in the sunny border, Bupeurum fruticosum (Shrubby Hare's Ear) is a graceful, aromatic, evergreen shrub with dainty umbels of sulphur yellow flowers, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), on upright stems.

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Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood)

Compact, Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood) is a small, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub with soft and lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy leaves, up to 1 in. long (2 cm). Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this dwarf Boxwood provides color year-round

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Calliandra californica (Baja Fairy Duster)

Native to Baja California, Mexico, Calliandra californica (Baja Fairy Duster) is an evergreen, woody shrub with bright red, powder puff flowers, 1.5 in. long (3.5 cm), reminiscent of feather dusters, hence the common name. Blooming year-round, with a peak display from spring through fall, the long-lasting and attractive blooms are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry)

Grown for its clusters of spectacular berries that grace the plant throughout the fall and often in winter, Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry) is a bushy, deciduous shrub with a naturally loose and graceful arching habit.

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Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry)

One of the best ornamental fruiting shrubs, Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of purple berries dotting every arching branch like beads on a string.

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Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple Beautyberry)

One of the best ornamental fruiting shrubs, Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple Beautyberry) is a small, compact, rounded, deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of purple berries from late summer through winter.

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Callicarpa japonica (Japanese Beautyberry)

Prized for its richly colored berries that grace the plant throughout the fall, Callicarpa japonica (Japanese Beautyberry) is a small, rounded, deciduous shrub. Elegant with its slender, upright branches, arching over and kissing the ground at their tips in a cascading or weeping effect, Callicarpa japonica bears clusters of small, pink flowers along its stems in early summer.

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