Shade SHRUBS

SHRUBS fit for YOUR ENVIRONMENT

Our pro’s can help you select the ideal shrub to thrive in the conditions around your home or business.

AZALEAS

Encore
Delaware Valley (White)
Formosa (Lavender)
Formosa (Pink)
Formosa (Red)
George Tabor (Pink/Lavender)

DAYLILIES

Daylilies

Hemerocallis sp.

  • Full sun, clump, perennial
  • Thousands of cultivars: some rebloom, some fragrant
  • Heat and drought tolerant

ELEAGNUS

Eleagnus

Elaeagnus pungens (E.x ebbingei)

  • Size: fast growing, large 12′ tall by 12′ wide) broadleaf evergreen; very wild habit unless pruned
  • Flowers: extremely fragrant flowers in the fall, but not showy
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: must be sheared; good for screen/hedge
  • Similar to E. x ebbingei

GRASS

Dwarf Hamelin

Acer Rubrum

Dwarf Maiden

Miscanthus sinensis

  • Medium sized (4 to 5′), clump forming grass
  • Cultivars: ‘Gracillimus’, ‘Zebrinus’, ‘Strictus’
Pampas

Cortaderia selloana

  • Large (10′), clump forming grass
  • Full sun
  • Dramatic plumes
  • Invasive in western U.S.
Pink Muhly
Purple Fountain

HAWTHORNS

Clara Dwarf (White)
Elizabeth (Light Pink)

HOLLIES

Needlepoint

Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii’ 

  • Size: large (18′ tall by 8′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: showy, red berry; Unique in that fruit-set does not require pollination (parthenocarpic)
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun or shade; moist soil best. Avoid poorly drained soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: hedge or screen
Dwarf Yaupon

Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’

  • Size: small (3′ tall by 5′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: insignificant
  • Fruit: not overwhelming on this form, red
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun or shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: common in foundation plantings
  • Many similar cultivars (‘Schillings’/’Stokes Dwarf’; Bordeaux™; ‘Straughan’s Dwarf’)

JAPANESE YEW

Japanese Yew

Taxus sp.

  • Needle evergreen
  • Culture: partial shade to shade; rich, moist soil best: Best suited to Northwest Arkansas (cooler)
  • Cultivars: many for plant habit
  • Trademark of landscapes in north
  • Tolerates shearing

JUNIPER

Creeping Groundcover

Juniperus procumbens

  • Size: low (1′ tall by 7′ wide) needle evergreen
  • Needles: all juvenile (awl-shaped)
  • Culture: full sun
  • Use: Ideal for cascading over walls; Japanese gardens. Another good choice for Arkansas

NANDINAS

Firepower

Nandina domestica ‘Atropurpurea Nana’

  • Size: Small (18″ tall by 18″ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Group of dwarf forms; most have intense reddish foliage in winter; most lack significant flowers/fruits
  • Includes selections such as Gulf Stream™, ‘Harbour Dwarf’, ‘Moon Bay’
Domestica

Nandina domestica

  • Size: medium (5′ tall by 4′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: showy, white terminal panicles May
  • Fruit: spectacular clusters of red fruit
  • Fall/winter color: broadleaf evergreen, however, can take-on reddish/purple coloration in winter
  • Culture: sun to shade; very drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: tropical look; short hedge, foundation; Almost a weed in some wooded areas in Arkansas
  • Cultivars: many (most for smaller size: ‘Firepower’, Gulf Stream™ , ‘Moon Bay’, ‘Harbour Dwarf’
  • ‘Bamboo-like’ stems

POMEGRANATE

Fruiting

QUINCE

Red/White

Chaenomeles japonica

  • Size: medium (5′ tall by 7′ wide) deciduous shrub; Thorns on stem
  • Flowers: very showy. Very early spring flowering; pink/white/coral/orange
  • Fruit: rare. Looks like a ‘Yellow Delicious’ apple
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Best in rich, moist soil. But generally tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: beds, low ground cover, foundations
  • Cultivars: many, mostly based on flower color or plant size

ROSES

Knockout (White, Red, Pink)
Drift

SPIRAEA

Double White (Bridal Wealth)

Spiraea prunifolia

  • Size: medium (6′ tall by 7′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: dramatic white flowers in early spring (March)
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: deciduous hedge, massed, mixed shrub border
  • Prune after spring flower display
Gold Mound
Little Princess
Anthony Waterer

Spiraea x bumalda

  • Size: low (3′ tall by 3′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, pink/purple flowers several months during summer
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Cultivars: ‘Anthony Waterer’, ‘Froebelii’, and yellow/green foliage forms ‘Goldflame’ and ‘Limemound’

SWEETSPIRE

Henry's Garnet

Itea virginica

  • Size: medium (4′ tall by 9′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: significant, white, terminal racemes, May/June
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: reliable, spectacular maroon fall color
  • Culture: sun to partial sun; moist soil
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: mass, spreads by rhizomes
  • Cultivars; ‘Henry’s Garnet’; ‘Saturnalia’; ‘Merlot’

VIBURNUM

Snowball Macrophyllum

Viburnum plicatum

  • Sized: large (10′ tall by 10′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: snow white ‘snowballs’ of sterile flowers; mid-April
  • Fruits: none (sterile)
  • Fall color: maroon
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; fairly adaptable once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: large shrub beds
  • This is an anomaly since a botanical species should be able to reproduce by seed and this does not. It is the Doublefile Virburnum (var. tomentosum) that produces seed!!!
BOXWOODS
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BURNING BUSH
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CAMELIA
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CHASTE
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CRAPE MYRTLE
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DAYLILY

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FORSYTHIA
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GARDENIA
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HOLLIES
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HOSTA
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HYDRANGEA
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INDIAN HAWTHORNE
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KNOCK OUT ROSES
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LIGUSTRUM
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LOROPETULUM
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NANDINA
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ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
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POMEGRANATE
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PYRACANTHA
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ROSES
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VIRBURNUM
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WISTERIA
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Little Rock, AR 72206
501-897-4931

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