Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Shishigashira Camellia

Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishigashira’
Arching, spreading evergreen shrub has lush, dark green foliage. Medium red flowers are borne late fall to spring. Blooms are semi-double to double form.

5-6' tall x 6-8' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Yuletide Camellia

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Popular upright evergreen shrub. Brilliant red flowers with showy yellow stamens late fall into winter.

6-8' tall x 6-8' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Bright ‘n Tight™ Carolina Laurel

Prunus caroliniana ‘Monus’
An outstanding compact evergreen valued as a dense hedge or screen. Very shiny, deep green foliage has a clean appearance. Adapts well to occasional shearing to desired size and form.

8-10' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Compact Cherry Laurel

Prunus caroliniana ‘Compacta’
Compact form with dark, glossy green foliage and white flower spikes followed by black fruit. Good hedge or screen. Easily pruned to desired shape.

8-10' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Cleyera

Ternstroemia gymnanthera
Slow growing evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage. New growth has a bronze tinge. Creamy white flowers appear in spring. Good accent plant or in foundation plantings. Accepts pruning to desired size.

5-8' tall x 5-6' wide

Part shade to shade

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

Grayleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Vigorous semi-evergreen shrub with stiffly arching branches covered with handsome gray-green foliage. Pinkish flowers are followed by red berries. Thrives with little or no maintenance.

4-6' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Tom Thumb Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus ‘Tom Thumb’
Low spreading with stiff horizontal branches. Roots where branches touch the soil. Bright red fruits through winter. Nice groundcover or bank covering. Deciduous.

2-3' tall x 5-6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera
Medium to large-sized deciduous shrub. Has a large cluster of white berries in the fall. Showy, red stems are the highlight in winter after foliage has fallen.

4-6' tall x 5-6' wide

Part shade

Zone 2 / Hardy to -40ºF

Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’
A deciduous shrub prized for its bright yellow winter stems. White flowers appear in spring against the dark green foliage, giving way to whitish fruit in late summer.

4-6' tall x 5-6' wide

Part shade

Zone 2 / Hardy to -40ºF