Shrubs, along with trees, form the backbone structure of the garden design. They provide huge variation in their form, adaptability, tolerance and usage. They are selected for the colour of flower or foliage and for the shapes that they create, either naturally or by pruning. Shrubs lend themselves well to the formation of Topiary and Hedges.
Although some people regard shrubs as miniature trees, they have completely different growth habits. Some can sucker themselves and send creeping underground stems which root and thereby propagate themselves, whilst others renew themselves after hard pruning.
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From broadleaf evergreens to deciduous shrubs, from flowering shrubs to those valued chiefly for their foliage or twigs, the diversity amongst this group of plants is infinite. When considering creating a feature or focal point with a shrub, take into consideration its habits – if you want it to retain its emphasis in the design, make sure it is an evergreen. If you want a shrub to make a splash of colour that is ongoing, check the length of the flowering period.
Some shrubs are best planted in groups for bold effect. Plant in groups of odd numbers – 3, 5, 7. There is a wide range of shrubs that are quick and dense growing and that are therefore ideal for use as hedges. The native species particularly, lend themselves to this purpose. Try Corokia, Griselinia, Pittosporum varieties.
Small, low-growing shrubs such as lavender and thyme are often termed sub-shrubs; a natural plant community dominated by shrubs is called a shrubland. An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery.
There is an ideal shrub for every purpos: for acting as a screen, for privacy, for softening the lines of the house, for releasing fantastic fragrance or simply for looking beautiful. Come into the Nursery and consult with Harry, Lloyd or Sol – they have heaps of fabulous ideas.
A sweet little member of the Daphne family that has dainty green leaves with cream margins. In spring- summer clusters of highly fragrant, pink, starry flowers smother the whole bush. Just lovely in the garden and lovely to pick. Happy in sun or part shade. Can be container grown. Semi-evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
Daphne Burkwoodii Variegata
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Pink Daphne. The popular upright Daphne having clusters of white to pink blooms with typical heady fragrance that Daphne is renowned for. Attractive dark green foliage that offsets the flowers. Suits a dappled light spot. Evergreen. H1m.
Colour: Pink / White Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
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Daphne Leucanthe 2yr
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Who doesn't love the smell of Daphne? This gorgeous evergreen shrub has flowers that emit one of best fragrances Mother Nature ever created. Glossy green foliage and clusters of pink and white blooms from late winter to early spring. Prefers semi-shade, good drainage and lime free soil.
Colour: Pink / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm
Daphne Leucanthe Std
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Daphne O Leucanthe Std
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This form has narrow green foliage and spreading or cascading branches. Prominent clusters of pink to red bracts make a strong display in summer. Prefers well drained soil, sun or part shade. Tolerates clay. Great in hanging baskets. Trim lightly after flowering. Evergreen
Colour: Pink / Red Habit: Prostrate Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 50cm
A pretty little spreading shrub that will delight you in mid winter when masses of white tubular flowers cover every bare branch and twig. The flowers are followed by fresh green summer foliage that has nice autumn tones before leaf fall. Hardy and easy to grow in sun or part shade.
Colour: White Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 90cm
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A striking foliage plant from Australia that once established is quite drought tolerant. The narrow sword like leaves are shades of cream and green and quickly form a nice clump. Dainty stems of blue flowers in late spring. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained soil. Hardy. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Blue Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 70cm
Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm ?
Container: 2.4l ?
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This evergreen relative of the Hydrangea has the most gorgeous large rounded heads of bright blue flowers which make a real show. Prefers a semi-shaded spot in soil that does not dry out completely in summer. Protect from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Blue Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.8m
Dichroa Blue Sapphire
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An elegant evergreen shrub that looks similar to the Hydrangea. In autumn large gorgeous rounded heads of blue flowers appear. They prefers a semi-shaded spot in soil that does not dry out completely in summer. Plant with hydrangeas to extend the hydrangea blooming season into autumn.
Colour: Blue Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.75m x 1.75m