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.
An evergreen spreading shrub with fine willow like foliage that will create a dense mat. Will be smothered in masses of orange flowers from late Autumn to Spring. Can be used as ground cover and withstands coastal conditions and rockeries.
A vigorous, ground-hugging shrub with divided green leaves that look a bit like an Oak leaf. The new shoots have a red tinge that matches the red 'toothbrush' flowers that appear from spring to autumn. Happy in the sun, tolerant of light or poor soils. Protect from frost. Evergreen.
Flower Colour: red Habit: Groundcover Mature Size (HxW): 10cm x 3m
A hardy groundcover with variegated leaves. New growth has a pink tinge which later turns to white. Prune lightly after flowering. Ideal plant to cover large areas. Mass plant for quick effect. Fertilize with a low phosphorus fertilizer. Evergreen.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Groundcover Mature Size (HxW): 10cm x 150cm
A compact growing grevillea that will do well in full sun to part shade. This tough little shrub will do well in dry climates and under filtered light from trees. It is best flowering in full sun and benefits from a prune in late summer. Use only low phosphorus fertiliser. Evergreen
Flower Colour: Yellow / Red Habit: Compact Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 1.5m x 1.5m
A low spreading shrub that produces golden flowers nearly all year round. Suitable as a ground cover, border plant or use to cascade over the side s of a pot. Prefers light, sandy soil but will tolerate heavier soil as long as its free draining. Evergreen
Frost tolerant and prune after flowering to maintain size and shape.
Ignite your garden with colour with the vibrant red and yellow flowers of this compact soft to the touch grevillea. It flowers from spring through summer with an explosion of fiery coloured flowers making a stunning show in any garden, or container. A striking small evergreen plant. PVR
Flower Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Upright Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 75cm x 75cm
Luscious deep pink flowers all but cover the grey foliage in a colour combination that always works. Easily grown in sunny spots with well drained soils, it is frost hardy, suited to coastal gardens. Its dense mounding habit requires only minimal trimming to keep it tidy. Evergreen
Evergreen shrub with bright red flowers and glossy green foliage. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Light pruning will help to maintain the shape of the shrub. Evergreen. PVR.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Compact Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 100cm x 100cm
New standard form of this evergreen shrub with bright red flowers and glossy green foliage. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Light pruning will help to maintain the shape of the shrub. Evergreen. PVR.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Compact
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