Shrubs are typically defined as a woody plant arising from multiple stems at the base. They are typically smaller than trees (under 20 feet (6.09 m)) although many trees can be classified as shrubs depending on where they grow and how they are cultivated. Shrubs are typically broadleaf although some smaller conifers are classified as shrubs. They can be deciduous or evergreen; some provide flowers and fruit, while others provide seasonal interest with colourful leaves, berries, or bark. Landscapers often consider shrubs the backbone of the garden: their permanent structure provides visual interest in the winter, helps to define spaces, and creates screens for unsightly elements in the landscape sizes and textures.
An excellent dwarf shrub that will provide brilliant summer interest with masses of bright white blooms that cover the fine green foliage, long after many plants have stopped flowering. A versatile plant for use as an accent or along walkways, in borders, low hedges, and foundation plantings. Deciduous.
Flat-topped cluster of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Foliage is greenish-gold in the spring, aging to burgundy, Newest leaves show gold centres as they mature Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Flat-topped, clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Yellow, textured leaves fade to green as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Flat-topped clusters of white flowers Fruit reddish in the fall, maturing to brown Purple, textured leaves age to a greenish colour as the summer progresses Bark peels in sheets, especially on older stems Upright, arching habit Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Bud's Yellow' is a yellowtwig dogwood it is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 5-8' tall on erect. The outstanding ornamental features of this cultivar are: (1) bright yellow winter stems which are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop and (2) disease-resistant, ovate to elliptic, medium/dark green leaves (to 4.5" long)
Isanti' is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum size of 4-5' tall with a rounded, spreading habit. Denser and more compact than the species due in large part to its shorter internodes. The outstanding ornamental feature of this plant is its bright red winter stems.
Siberian Pearls’ is noted for its compact size, profuse flowering/fruiting and bright red twigs in winter. It is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows 3-4’ tall . Tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5” diameter) in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer.
.‘Sibirica’ is a dogwood that is noted for its brilliant red stems in winter that are particularly showy on sunny days with snow on the ground. It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 4-7’ tall on erect, usually unbranched stems. Tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5” diameter) in late spring,
Silver and Gold’ is a yellowtwig dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bold variegated foliage and its yellow winter stems. This is a suckering shrub that typically grows to 5-7’ tall by 6-8’ wide. Leaves (2-4” long) are variegated with irregular creamy white margins. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Stems turn bright yellow in winter.
Inconspicuous yellow flowers Orange-red seeds are often not noticeable because of the plant's fall colour Medium-green leaves are densely packed on twigs Spectacular fall colours of burgundy, red, and sometimes pink Round-topped vase-shaped habit Bloom Time: Late spring
Yellowish, male and female flowers Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter Medium-green to blue-green, aromatic, soft leaves are sometimes glossy Fall colour is orange to red, sometimes purple Rambling, spreading, irregular habit, re-rooting on contact with the soil Bloom Time: April to May