UACES Facebook Landscape Shrubs A - B by Common Name

Landscape Shrubs A - B by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Althea; Rose-of-Sharon
Thumbnail picture of Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) with lavender flowers  Select for larger images and more information.  
Hibiscus syriacus
  • Size: large (9' tall by 9' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for significant summer flowers (white, pink, purple)
  • Fruit: not significant, woody capsule
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; tolerates most soils. Drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, back of mixed shrub border
  • Cultivars: many. Mostly for flower color or type (single/double)
American Beautyberry
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Callicarpa americana
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 6' wide) deciduous shrub; native to Arkansas. Irregular habit
  • Flowers: insignificant, pinkish
  • Fruits: fall, spectacular, violet to magenta
  • Fall color: yellowish
  • Culture: partial sun to shade. Requires moisture to keep from wilting
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: naturalizing; does well in shade
  • Cultivar: white fruited from ('Lactea')
Amur
Honeysuckle
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Thumbnail picture of Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) leaves and white flowers  Select for larger images and more information.  
Lonicera maackii
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, white flowers in May
  • Fruit: red fruit spread easily by birds
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full to partial sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: Invasive; should not be planted in landscapes
Amur Privet *
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Ligustrum amurense
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: white, terminal panicles
  • Fruit: black fruit (drupe) easily spread by birds
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Uses: weedy; not recommended for cultivated landscapes
Andorra Juniper
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Juniperus  horizontalis  'Plumosa'
  • Size: low 12" tall by 8' wide), radially symmetric, needle evergreen
  • Needles: Green summer color; purple winter color
  • Culture: full sun
  • Selected by Andorra Nursery in 1907
  • Differs from Bar Harbor Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor') in that growth is symmetrical and it is slightly taller
Arizona Cypress
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Cupressus arizonica
  • Size: 45’ tall by 20’ wide
  • Culture: sun to partial shade
  • Use: screen/hedge, specimen
Azalea
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Rhododendron sp. 
  • Size: small/medium; deciduous or evergreen
  • Culture: partial shade; best in rich soil with organic matter and provide adequate moisture during summer
  • Disease/insect: lace bug very common (causes gold spotting on leaves)
  • Use: massed, woodland gardens, foundation
  • Large number of species/hybrids/cultivars; vary in flower color, plant size, cold hardiness
Bar Harbor Juniper
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Juniperus  horizontalis 'Bar  Harbor'
  • Size: low (8" tall by 8' wide) needle evergreen
  • Needles: green summer color; steel blue winter color
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established; avoid overhead watering
  • Disease/insect: twig blights common due to high humidity and overhead watering
  • Use: very low groundcover; slopes
  • These cultivars are mostly selected from sand dunes along the Eastern seaboard
Bigleaf Hydrangea
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Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Size: medium (4.5' tall by 5' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for spectacular flowers in early/mid summer (pink or blue; mopheads or lacecaps); most flower on old wood so don’t prune severely in early spring
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; partial sun or shade
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, foundation, mixed shrub beds
  • Cultivars: hundreds for flower type and flower color
  • See Hydrangea database for more information
Blue Holly
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Ilex x meserveae
  • Size: medium (7' tall by 8' wide) broadleaf evergreen; open habit
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: beautiful red berry (drupe) on female plants
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen; Recognized by dark blue-green leaves
  • Culture: best in partial shade; moist soil
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: massed, mixed shrub bed
  • Cultivars: Usually sold in pairs: male ('Blue Boy'; Blue Prince') and female ('Blue Girl'; 'Blue Princess')
  • Bred by Mrs. Meserve in the early 1950's for cold hardiness of evergreen hollies
Border Forsythia
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Forsythia x intermedia
  • Size: medium/large (7' tall by 9' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for exceptional, yellow flowers, early spring
  • Fruit: not significant (woody capsule)
  • Fall color: depends on weather, can be deep maroon purple
  • Culture: full sun; tolerant of most soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: massed; mixed shrub bed
Bridalwreath Spirea
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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
Buckeyes
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Aesculus
  • Size: large shrub or small tree; 15-20’ tall x 15-20’ wide
  • Flowers: true red or white/cream
  • Culture: shady
  • Use: component of woodland garden
Bumald Spirea
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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'
Burford Holly
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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
Burkwood Viburnum
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Viburnum x burkwoodii
  • Size: medium (7' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub (almost semi-evergreen in south Arkansas)
  • Flowers: white flowers just before or as leaves emerge in April; One of several very fragrant Viburnums
  • Fruit: red/black berry (drupe) often little landscape value
  • Fall color: sporadic, often none in Arkansas
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: specimen, medium hedge, mixed shrub bed
  • Cultivars: similar to V. carlesii, V.xjuddii
Butterfly-bushThumbnail picture of Butterly-bush (Buddleia davidii) bush Select for larger images and more information.   Buddleia (Buddleja) davidii
  • Size: medium to large deciduous shrub (10' tall by 10' wide)
  • Flowers: spectacular. Significant summer flower display. Flower colors white, pink, purple, yellow. Attracts butterflies
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Soil adaptable. Drought tolerant. Tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: fast growing and large to requires space. Back of mixed shrub border. Low maintenance areas
  • Cultivars: many depending mostly on flower color