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.
Flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers Fruit starts off pinkish-red maturing to bluish-black The fruit ripens in the fall and is highly attractive to birds Textured, velvety, green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall Upright, rounded, multi-stemmed habit Bloom Time: Spring
Flat-topped clusters of white flowers Flowers give way to reddish fruit in the fall Yellow textured leaves fade 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
A distinctive Potentilla with semi-double flowers in a very attractive medium-pink. In very extreme heat the flowers will develop a lighter pink colour. The superior plant vigour results in this Potentilla having a long flowering duration. The bright-green foliage is bushy and forms a mounded shrub.
Greenish-yellow, male and female flowers Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter Yellow, soft leaves with reddish stems Fall colour is yellow, orange, and scarlet Suckering profusely, it produces colonies of mostly vertical, velvety branches Bloom Time: June