A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m tall. A large number of plants can be either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience. Small, low shrubs such as lavender, periwinkle and thyme are often termed subshrubs. Shrubs in common garden practice are generally broad-leaved plants, though some smaller conifers such as Mountain Pine and Common Juniper are also shrubby in structure. Shrubs can be either deciduous or evergreen.
A fast growing shrub, Duranta erecta 'Alba' can become a large shrub and pruning in spring or summer may be necessary to keep it in bounds. Cascading white flowers appear in late spring into fall. Fruit that turns yellow in late summer and fall and white flowers may be present at the same [...]
Native to South Africa, Helichrysum petiolare is a a silver-hued foliage plant ideal for edging, bedding and containers. Licorice plant provides a cool backdrop for pastels and contrasts well with jewel toned blooms and foliage. It is also drought tolerant and very easy to grow. Licorice plant is grown as a perennial where hardy and an annual bedding plant where [...]
Introduced in 1958, Iceberg is a very popular, white rose. It is a shrub that can be trained as a standard or tree form. Iceberg is an outstanding, free flowering white rose with lovely foliage that makes an excellent hedge or standard. The Iceberg Rose is one of the most popular rose varieties because of its vigorous growth and prolific flowering habit. It has a [...]
Mackaya bella is a beautiful shrub or small tree with slender branches bearing dark green leaves. The leaves are simple and oppositely arranged. Small, hairy pockets are often found in the axil of the veins. It has beautiful, large and attractive mauve to white flowers in terminal racemes usually marked with fine purple-pink [...]
Despite the common name, it is not a bamboo at all. It is an erect shrub growing to 2 m tall, with numerous, usually unbranched stems growing from the roots. The glossy leaves are evergreen (sometimes deciduous in colder areas), 50–100 cm long, bi- to tri-pinnately compound, with the individual leaflets 4–11 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad. The young leaves in [...]
Tibouchina urvilleana is a fast growing, evergreen shrub that forms majestic mounds of handsome foliage that is covered during the warm months with big beautiful bluish purple flowers. Tibouchina urvilleana is native to Brazil. Princess flower is a very popular landscape plant in frost free areas around the [...]