Category Archives: Shrubs

Lavender Tree: Care and Growing Guide (Watering, Pruning and More)

Lavender Tree

A lavender tree is a beautiful tall lavender plant with aromatic gray-green leaves and clusters of fragrant purple flowers growing on erect stems. Also called lavender topiary, the plant is a traditional lavender shrub trained to grow as a tree. Lavender trees are ideal for growing in pots indoors or outdoors. Growing tall in pots, a lavender tree fills rooms or gardens with heavenly aromas and beautiful purple and green colors.

Red Twig Dogwood Shrubs: Types, Leaves, Bark (Pictures) – Identification

Red Twig Dogwood Shrubs

Red twig dogwoods are spectacular bushes with bright red bark, beautiful white flowers, attractive green lance-shaped leaves, and white summer berries that persist until fall. Red-stem dogwood shrubs provide gardens with four-season interest. Red twigs brighten winter landscapes, and the white flowers contrast with lush green foliage in spring and summer months before turning spectacular orange and red colors in the fall.

Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus Caroliniana): Leaves, Flowers, Berries (Pictures) – Identification and Care Guide

Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus Caroliniana) Identification and care

Carolina cherry laurel is a popular evergreen shrub, and it’s an excellent choice for hedges and privacy screens. The plant’s best features are its attractive densely growing foliage and showy flowers. Carolina cherry laurel plants are identified by shiny green lance-shaped leaves, attractive white flowers, and black berries in the fall. Both the leaves and flowers produce a pleasant fragrance.

Skip Laurel (Schip Laurel): Leaves, Flowers, Fruit (Pictures) – Identification and Care Guide 

Skip Laurel care and identification

Skip laurel is an upright leafy evergreen shrub and a cultivar of the popular hedge plant Prunus laurocerasus (cherry laurel). Also called Schip laurel or Schipka cherry laurel, the fast-growing shrub has glossy green pointed leaves, clusters of fragrant white flowers, and blackish-purple berries. This dense, spreading, rounded shrub thrives in almost any soil type when growing in full sun to partial shade.

Purple Flowering Shrubs (with Pictures) – Identification and Planting Guide

Purple flowering shrubs are excellent additions to your landscape to add beautiful colors. Shrubs with purple flowers can add hues of lilac, lavender, plum, violet, and mauve. In full bloom, the colorful purple bushes contrast with luscious green foliage, creating exciting color combinations. By planting perennial flowering bushes, you have flowers that come back year after year. With evergreen flowering shrubs, your garden can have color in your landscape throughout the year.

Cherry Laurel (English Laurel): Leaves, Flowers, Fruit (Pictures) – Identification Guide

Cherry Laurel (English Laurel)

Cherry laurel is an attractive evergreen ornamental shrub. Cherry laurel shrubs create a beautiful flowering hedge or screen due to their glossy green lanceolate leaves, sweet white flowers, and black berries. You can also grow a cherry laurel as a flowering specimen plant or a small tree as a focal point in a garden landscape. A cherry laurel also has characteristics of sweet-smelling flowers and leaves that emit an almond aroma when crushed.

Boxwood Trees and Shrubs (with Pictures) – Identification Guide

Boxwood Trees and Shrubs

Boxwood (Buxus) is a group of evergreen landscape shrubs that are popular for hedges, foundation plantings, topiary, accents, and containers. Boxwood trees and shrubs are easy to grow in most areas and thrive in full sun or shade. Most boxwood shrubs have dense evergreen foliage consisting of small green oval leaves and compact growth. Boxwood plants have a variety of shapes, including rounded, columnar, and dwarf shrubs.

Types of Pittosporums (Including Variegated Pittosporums) With Pictures

Types of Pittosporums

Pittosporum is a group of evergreen shrubs or small multi-stemmed trees that are popular hedge plants. Pittosporum shrubs have leathery green leaves with wavy margins that grow in whorls at branch ends. The dense evergreen foliage creates attractive screens, privacy barriers, hedgerows, or specimen plants. In colder climates, pittosporum bushes are ideal container plants that are easy to grow on a patio, deck, or at the front of house.

Types of Yew Shrubs: Evergreens For Hedges, Privacy Screen, Foundation Planting and More (Pictures)

Yew Shrubs

Yew shrubs are the most popular evergreen landscaping plants for hedges, privacy screens, foundation plantings, topiaries, and shrub borders. The dense, evergreen foliage of yews and tolerance of repeated pruning make them garden favorites. In addition, yew shrubs are typically low-maintenance plants that are tolerant of drought, they grow easily in most soil types and thrive in full sun or shade.

Types of Thorny Bushes and Vines (With Pictures and Names) – Identification

Types of Thorny Bushes and Vines

Thorny bushes and shrubs are ideal security plants to protect your property from unwelcoming visitors. Prickly plants with thorns provide a natural defensive barrier around your property without spoiling your garden’s aesthetics. Additionally, evergreen shrubs with thorns also offer all-year round privacy thanks to their dense foliage, spines, prickles, and thorns.