Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Green Giant Arborvitae

Thuja ‘Green Giant’
Wonderful addition from the U.S. National Arboretum. Large, pyramidal form with rich green foliage makes this a perfect choice for hedging or as a single specimen. Evergreen.

30-40' tall x 12-15' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea Nana’
This small, moderate growing shrub has reddish-purple foliage. The foliage color is best when in full sun. Deciduous.

2' tall x 2' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Golden Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Rocket’ PP18626
A narrow, upright-growing, deciduous shrub with showy, bright yellow foliage on red stems. Great specimen plant for the shrub border.

4-5' tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ PP18411
A narrow, upright-growing, deciduous shrub with new foliage a vibrant coral, then turns ruby-red in fall. Great specimen plant for the shrub border.

5-6' tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Rosy Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rosy Glow’
Colorful, deciduous shrub. The new foliage is rose pink, mottled with deeper red-purple splotches. Mature foliage is reddish purple. Excellent accent or specimen.

4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Little John Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus ‘Little John’
Dwarf evergreen shrub with a dense, mounding growth habit and masses of bottlebrush-like, bright red flowers from summer to fall. Excellent as a specimen or in the shrub border. Nice around pools and patios.

3' tall x 3' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Woodlander’s Hardy Bottlebrush

Callistemon sp. ‘Woodlanders Hardy’
Showy evergreen tree has many pendulous branches covered with large bottlebrush-shaped rosy-red blooms. Bred for increased cold tolerance. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

4-5' tall x 4' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus
Low, wide spreading shrub with stiff branches. Dark, glossy green leaves accent pink flowers that appear in early summer. Cranberry-red ornamental berries follow.

3' tall x 6' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Calisto® Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Sodark’ PP18403
Interesting evergreen shrub with lustrous dark green leaves that have a signature curl. Burgundy winter foliage color. Vibrant pink blooms in spring.

2-3' tall x 3' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Clara Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Clara’
Very tight compact evergreen with delightful clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring. New foliage appears red, maturing to green. Excellent as a low informal hedge or accent.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF