Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus virginiana ‘Skyrocket’
Upright narrow evergreen. Dense, silvery blue foliage. Produces greenish blue cones. Use as a windbreak, tall hedge, screen or accent. Adds vertical interest to the landscape.

15-20' tall x 4' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Spartan Juniper

Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’
Tall, narrow upright growing conifer with dark green foliage. Use for foundation plantings, specimen or accent. Maintains its natural shape without pruning. Tolerates heat and drought.

10-15' tall x 3-5' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Tam New Blue Juniper

Juniperus sabina ‘New Blue Tam’
Excellent landscape addition with low spreading mounding form. Foliage is deep blue-green, which is held year round. Thrives in sun and heat. Useful as a specimen for accent, a large scale ground cover or for a bank planting.

18-30" tall x 6-10' wide

Full sun

Zone 3 / Hardy to -30ºF

Taylor Juniper

Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’
A very tight growing, narrow upright form. Medium green foliage with a hint of gray. Tolerates poor soil and dry sites. A great vertical accent plant for the landscape. An excellent alternative to Italian Cypress. Maintains its shape without pruning.

20-30' tall x 3' wide

Full sun

Zone 3 / Hardy to -30ºF

Wichita Blue Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum ‘Wichita Blue’
Slow growing broadly pyramidal evergreen shrub with intense, bright silver-blue foliage. Holds color well all year. Good accent or screen. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

15-20' tall x 5-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 3 / Hardy to -30ºF

Purple Daydream Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense ‘PPI’ PP25471
Compact, mound-forming shrub with colorful foliage and flowers. The foliage is dark maroon year round and pink flowers contrast nicely to the foliage in early spring. An improved version of Crimson Fire. Evergreen.

3' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Pink Oleander

Nerium oleander
Dense growing, upright large shrub with narrow, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of pink flowers during warm months. Drought tolerant, heat, wind and disease resistant and very durable.

6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Red Oleander

Nerium oleander
Dense growing, upright large shrub with narrow, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of red flowers during warm months. Drought tolerant, heat, wind and disease resistant and very durable.

6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

White Oleander

Nerium oleander
Dense growing, upright large shrub with narrow, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of white flowers during warm months. Drought tolerant, heat, wind and disease resistant and very durable.

6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Redtip Photinia

Photinia fraseri
Vigorous, upright evergreen shrub with glossy, coppery-red new growth that mature to dark green with age. Clusters of dainty white flowers in spring. Excellent hedge plant. Tolerates pruning well. Allow plenty of room for growth.

10-15' tall x 10-15' wide

Full sun

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF