Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

David Viburnum

Viburnum davidii
Compact evergreen shrub with dark green, glossy foliage. Clusters of white flowers in spring followed by very showy metallic blue berries in winter. Plant in mass or as a foundation shrub.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Eastern Snowball Viburnum

Viburnum opulus ‘Sterile’
Very popular flowering shrub with masses of white, globe-shaped flowers from spring through midsummer. Nice uniform growing habit. Mix into borders or in groups.

8-10' tall x 8-10' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 3 / Hardy to -30ºF

Leatherleaf Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophylloides
Large, densely branched, rounded deciduous shrub with yellow-white blooms over dark green, leathery leaves. Bright red fruit changes to black. Hardy, adaptable plant for the shrub border.

10-15' tall x 10-12' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Spring Bouquet Viburnum

Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’
An upright, rounded evergreen shrub with lustrous dark green leaves that are handsome throughout the year. Pink buds open to white flowers. Metallic blue fruit follows. Nice hedge, screen or foundation plant.

5-6' tall x 5-6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera
Very durable large evergreen shrub or small tree that is widely adaptable. It has fragrant foliage that is olive green in color. Makes a great specimen, pruned into a small tree or grown as a tall hedge. Good tolerance to drought and poor soils. Grows very fast.

10-12' tall x 10-12' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Don’s Dwarf Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera ‘Don’s Dwarf’
Dwarf evergreen shrub with deep, olive green foliage and a rounded, compact form. Excellent low-maintenance choice for shrub borders or foundation plantings. Tolerates poor soils.

2-3' tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Dense Yew

Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’
Dense, low, spreading shrub that is great for hedge, screen or border plantings. Dark green foliage backs scarlet berries. Versatile and durable, tolerates shearing well.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata ‘Monloo’ PP10335
Durable, evergreen shrub. Low, dense, spreading plant with dark green, soft foliage. Excellent in foundation plantings, in the shrub border or as a bank cover.

30" tall x 4-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Hicks Yew

Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’
Densely branched, columnar evergreen shrub with soft, glossy, dark green foliage. A superb choice for use as hedge, screen or foundation planting.

6-10' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Spreading Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’
Spreading evergreen shrub with dark green foliage. Tolerant of shade, heat and drought. Excellent for filling under tree canopies. Works great as a single specimen or planted in groups as a large scale groundcover.

2-3' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF