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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


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 'Pearl Glam' (Beautyberry)

Noted for its long season of interest, Callicarpa 'Pearl Glam' (Beautyberry) is a small, compact, deciduous shrub of upright habit adorned with dark purple foliage from spring to frost. In late summer, it bears small white flowers along the stems, which are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are abundantly followed by clusters of luminous violet-purple berries in fall, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully.

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Callicarpa 'Purple Pearls' (Beautyberry)

Noted for its long season of interest, Callicarpa 'Purple Pearls' (Beautyberry) is a small, compact, deciduous shrub of upright habit, adorned with dark purple foliage from spring to frost. In late summer, it bears clusters of small pink flowers along the stems, which are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are abundantly followed by vibrant purple berries in fall, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully.

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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 'Early Amethyst' (Purple Beautyberry)

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' (Purple Beautyberry) is a small, compact, rounded, deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of shiny purple berries from late summer through fall. In summer, it bears clusters of small lavender flowers along its elegantly arching stems. Attractive to bees and butterflies, they are abundantly followed by clusters of glossy, bright amethyst fruits in late summer, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully.

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Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' (Purple Beautyberry)

Noted for its profuse berries and early fruiting age, Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' (Purple Beautyberry) is a small, compact, rounded, deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of shiny purple berries from early to late fall. In summer, it bears clusters of small pink flowers along its elegantly arching stems. Attractive to bees and butterflies, they are abundantly followed by clusters of glossy, bright lavender-purple fruits in the fall, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully.

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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 dichotoma f. albifructa (White Beautyberry)

Callicarpa dichotoma f. albifructa is a small, compact, rounded, deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of pure white berries in fall. Unlike most Beautyberries which boast purple berries, this variety is noted for its unusual white fruits. In summer, it bears clusters of pale pink flowers along its elegantly arching stems. Attractive to bees and butterflies, they are abundantly followed by clusters of white fruits in the fall, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully.

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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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Callistemon viminalis 'Little John' (Bottlebrush)

A dwarf Bottlebrush variety, Callistemon 'Little John' is a beautiful, dense, evergreen shrub grown for its dazzling blood red flowers and evergreen foliage of narrow, blue-green leaves. Blooming throughout most of the year, the elongated flower spikes of this Australian native are surrounded by long, bristlelike stamens, giving them the look of bottlebrushes

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Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty' (Heather)

Award-winning Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty' (Heather) is one of the darkest flowered Calluna. Its profuse, semi-double, dark cerise flowers, deepening to ruby-red, are on display for many weeks in late summer and early fall (Aug-Oct) and contrast beautifully with the dark green, evergreen foliage

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Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly' (Heather)

Award-winning Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly' (Heather) is one of the most colorful and attractive Heather you can find. Its semi-double, vibrant deep mauve flowers, on display for many weeks in late summer (Aug-Sept), are among the showiest of all Heathers

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Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch' (Heather)

Named after the glimmering color of its new spring growth, Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch' (Heather) will offer you a fabulous color show all year round. First, its bright, mid-green spring leaves are profusely tipped with yellow, pink and dark red.

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