Shrubs

Types of Hydrangeas
Hydrangea Shrubs Buying & Growing Guide
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Though there are many types of Hydrangea, there are just six main types that are grown across North America. They are commonly referred to as Bigleaf Hydrangeas, Climbing Hydrangeas, Smooth Hydrangeas, Mountain Hydrangeas, Oakleaf Hydrangeas, and Panicle Hydrangeas, and are discussed in more detail below

Tea Plant
Cold Hardy Tea Plant - Our Best Tips
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The tea plant can be grown as a shrub or a small tree. It is evergreen, producing showy flowers, though it is most notable for its foliage, which, when immature, is harvested to produce tea beverages. Leaves can vary in length between two and six inches and are a pale green when young with soft white hairs on their undersides. Older leaves are a darker, deeper shade of green and lose their hairs. These plants are very attractive, producing lush foliage that retains its color all year round.

Miss Kim Lilac
How to Grow and Care For Miss Kim Lilac Tree
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Miss Kim lilac is a beautiful flowering shrub that produces fragrant, purple blooms in spring. This deciduous shrub has a short mature height and its distinctive fragrance differs from the common French lilac. For those who have limited space in their gardens, planting Miss Kim lilac trees is an excellent choice. When planted in full sun, this shrub will add phenomenal color and texture to any landscape.

Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise Plants Buying & Growing Guide
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The bird of paradise plant is an evergreen perennial that takes the shape of clump-forming large gray-green foliage. The plant has no stem or trunk, and the leaves appear directly out of the ground. The leaves themselves are stunning and closely resemble those of the banana plant, which is a cousin of the bird of paradise plant.

Dwarf Shrubs
8 Dwarf Shrubs For Small Gardens & Spaces
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Having a small space doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the best shrubs to grow, as many types of shrubs have dwarf varieties available so that you can enjoy their best qualities without having the worry that they will take over your space. This list comprises some of the most interesting types of dwarf shrubs that are ideal for filling small gaps in your garden or using as features in a compact yard.

Types of Hedges & Hedge Plants
7 Best Plants For Hedges (Pictures & Growing Information)
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You might want to create a hedge in your garden or around your property for a whole host of reasons. Hedges create a definitive boundary around your property, like a fence, but with the added bonus of attractive foliage, and maybe flowers. It creates privacy to prevent outsiders from being able to see into your garden or your home, and could also be used to deter intruders if you select a hedge with spikes or spines.

Types of Berries
11 Common Types of Berries - Pictures, Care, and Use Tips
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The botanical definition of berry excludes many of the fruits that are commonly known as berries, such as strawberries and blueberries. If you're wondering that berry plants you're able to grow in your garden, this list uncovers some of the most popular types of berries and the plants that produce them, as well as their care requirements.

Types of Holly
16 Different Types of Holly Bushes and Trees
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Holly trees and bushes encompass more than 400 plant species. The majority of these are dioecious, so they require both a male and female plant within pollination distance of each other in order for the female to produce fruits. Holly can be evergreen or deciduous and range greatly in size and shape.

Types of Azaleas
Azalea Shrubs Buying & Growing Guide
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There are nearly 10,000 different types of azaleas, with many of them being native to different parts of the US. If you are an azalea fan and wish to plant one in your home garden, it should be fairly easy to find one that is suitable for your climate, as azaleas will grow in a range of conditions.