Shrubs, along with trees, form the backbone structure of the garden design. They provide huge variation in their form, adaptability, tolerance and usage. They are selected for the colour of flower or foliage and for the shapes that they create, either naturally or by pruning. Shrubs lend themselves well to the formation of Topiary and Hedges.
Although some people regard shrubs as miniature trees, they have completely different growth habits. Some can sucker themselves and send creeping underground stems which root and thereby propagate themselves, whilst others renew themselves after hard pruning.
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From broadleaf evergreens to deciduous shrubs, from flowering shrubs to those valued chiefly for their foliage or twigs, the diversity amongst this group of plants is infinite. When considering creating a feature or focal point with a shrub, take into consideration its habits – if you want it to retain its emphasis in the design, make sure it is an evergreen. If you want a shrub to make a splash of colour that is ongoing, check the length of the flowering period.
Some shrubs are best planted in groups for bold effect. Plant in groups of odd numbers – 3, 5, 7. There is a wide range of shrubs that are quick and dense growing and that are therefore ideal for use as hedges. The native species particularly, lend themselves to this purpose. Try Corokia, Griselinia, Pittosporum varieties.
Small, low-growing shrubs such as lavender and thyme are often termed sub-shrubs; a natural plant community dominated by shrubs is called a shrubland. An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery.
There is an ideal shrub for every purpos: for acting as a screen, for privacy, for softening the lines of the house, for releasing fantastic fragrance or simply for looking beautiful. Come into the Nursery and consult with Harry, Lloyd or Sol – they have heaps of fabulous ideas.
A free flowering shrub with dark green foliage that is white underneath. 'Spidery' clusters of bright red and yellow flowers put on a display from winter through to summer. Likes a nice hot dry spot free from frost. Not fussy about soil type and doesn't need fertilizer to do well. Evergreen.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 60cm
Grevillea Bonnie Prince Charlie
Current Stock Height: 10/15cm ?
Container: 2.5l ?
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An excellent sprawling shrub that will cover a lot of ground on difficult areas that need fast cover. Attractive bronze divided leaves and long red 'toothbrush' flowers that appear throughout the year but particularly in spring. Likes sun, well drained soil and protection from frost. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Red Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 300cm
A dense shapely mounding shrub with massed soft pink and cream flowers covering the foliage in Winter and Spring. Suited to cool temperate, sub-tropical and semi-arid climates. Soil types clay or sandy loams, neutral to acid pH. Doesn't need fertiliser to do well. Evergreen.
Colour: Cream Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 80cm
A fast growing, easy to grow shrub that will tolerate poor soil. Needles of deep green foliage and attractive 'spider' like blooms of cream and green. A nice combination. Loves the sun and good drainage, protect from really harsh frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Cream / Green Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Grevillea Deua Flame is an evergreen spreading shrub to 2m high. It comes naturally from a small area of the NSW south coast. It is a prolific flowering shrub providing colour most of the year. The only maintenance required is some light pruning to maintain a dense shape.
Colour: Red Habit: Rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Large two toned flowers of pink and beautifully contrasting dark burgundy and the styles make beautiful pink loops before they open. This large evergreen shrub has showy bright green foliage with bronze tips. Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. The flowers appear many times throughout the year. Prune lightly for shape and size. Evergreen
Colour: Pink / Burgundy Habit: Compact rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
A great plant for quick cover on dry banks and walls. The soft grey-green foliage has a cascading, spreading habit and is complemented by red 'spider-like' blooms from autumn to spring. Likes the sun, good drainage and light soil but doesn't like frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 40cm
Grevillea Ember Glow develops into a mounded ground cover. Adds colour to the garden all year. Suits small gardens. Plant in front of larger shrubs or where low cover is required. Performs well in a large pot. Can be pruned quite heavily if required. Fertilize after pruning for fresh new growth and a mass of flowers.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Clumping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 200cm
A hardy groundcover with variegated leaves. New growth has a pink tinge which later turns to white. Prune lightly after flowering. Ideal plant to cover large areas. Mass plant for quick effect. Fertilize with a low phosphorus fertilizer. Evergreen.
Colour: Red Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 150cm
New standard form of this evergreen shrub with bright red flowers and glossy green foliage. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Light pruning will help to maintain the shape of the shrub. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Red Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 100cm
Grevillea Lady O Std
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Container: 6l ?
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