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Landscape Shrubs E-I by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Eastern Arborvitae
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Thuja occidentalis
  • Size: large (12' tall by 5' wide) needle evergreen
  • Culture: partial shade to shade; best suited in moist soils; Best suited for Northwest Arkansas (cooler)
  • Disease/insect: bagworm
  • Use: hedge/screen plant
  • Many cultivars including globe-shaped 'Globosa' and columnar 'Emerald'
European Cranberrybush Viburnum
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Viburnum opulus
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, white flowers; outer ring sterile, inner fertile, May
  • Fruits: beautiful red clusters of fruit, fall
  • Fall color: can be maroon especially in cooler climates
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: shrub bed
  • Cultivars: 'Compactum' (smaller), 'Nanum' (dwarf, no flws or fruits), 'Roseum' (one of the 'snowball' viburnums)
Fatshedera
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X Fatshedera lizei
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 4' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: creamy panicles in winter
  • Fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, partial sun; Zone 8 (protected in zone 7)
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: tropical looking
  • Intergeneric hybrid: Hedera helix X Fatsia japonica
Foster Holly
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Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri'
  • Size: large (20' tall by 7' wide) pyramidal broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: showy, red berry
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; moist soil best. Avoid poorly drained soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: commonly used at the corner of a house/building
Fraser Photinia; Redtip Photinia
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Photinia x fraseri
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: varies on significance; cream, flat topped clusters April
  • Fruit: ??
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen; Brilliant red to new, emerging foliage
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: Very seriously affected by Entomosporium leaf spot (fungus) in Arkansas
  • Use: probably most common hedge/screen plant in Arkansas
Fringetree
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Chionanthus virginicus
  • Size: large shrub or small tree; 15’ tall x 15’ wide
  • Flowers: snow white (showy), bloom mid-April
  • Culture: sun to shade
  • Use: mixed shrub bed, woodland garden
Gardenia
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Gardenia jasmonoides
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 5' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: fragrant flowers; pure white flowers in summer, fade yellow
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, acid soil; partial sun or shade; Best in zones 7 and 8
  • Disease/insect: scale, whitefly
  • Use: specimen near entry-ways
  • Cultivars: few for increased cold hardiness (‘Kleim’s Hardy’)
Globe Cryptomeria
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Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
  • Size: 3.5’
  • Culture: full sun
  • Use: mixed shrub border
Glossy Abelia
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Abelia x grandiflora
  • Size: medium shrub 5' tall by 5' wide; often wild sprays of stems
  • Flowers: May to fall, white/pink tubular flowers
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: broadleaf evergreen. Sometimes winter foliage is a deep maroon
  • Culture: full sun. Adaptable to most soils. Tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: foundations, masses
  • Cultivars: many including ‘Sherwood’, Confetti™, Sunrise™. (‘Edward Goucher’ is a hybrid)
Gold-dust Plant
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Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
  • Size: medium shrub: 6’ tall by 6’ wide
  • Flowers: not showy, small, purple, terminal panicles, spring
  • Fruits: dioecious (plant either male or female), lipstick red clusters mid-winter on female plants
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: partial sun to shade. Cold hardy in zones 7 & 8. Locate near protection in zone 6
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: tropical looking broadleaf evergreen. Make sure and purchase female clone
  • Cultivars: species has green foliage. Several outstanding variegated (yellow/green) foliage cultivars
Green Giant Arborvitae
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Thuja x 'Green Giant'
  • Size: 45’ tall x 12’ wide
  • Culture: full sun
  • Use: hedge/screen
Heavenly Bamboo
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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
Hinoki Falsecypress
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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'
  • Size: small (4' tall by 2' wide) pyramidal conifer
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, partial sun; avoid open windy situations in Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: none significant if properly located
  • Use: specimen
  • Cultivars: many other cultivars in addition to ‘Nana Gracilis’. Variation in size, foliage color, plant shape
Hybrid Tea Rose
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Rosa sp.
  • Hundreds of choices for flower color
  • Full sun
  • Disease/insect: black spot fungus
  • Usually require lots of care
Indian Hawthorn
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Rhaphiolepis umbellata
  • Size: small (4' tall by 6' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: white/soft pink flowers in April
  • Fruit: dark purple/black fruit
  • Fall/winter color: some have darker winter foliage; new, emerging foliage can be attractive
  • Culture: sun; best in moist soil; cold hardy in zones 7 and 8
  • Disease/insect: fungal leaf spot more an aesthetic issue
  • Use: massed
  • Cultivars: Olivia™ , Eleanor Taber™ , Bay Breeze™
Inkberry Holly
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Ilex glabra
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 4' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: not significant
  • Fruit: black berry (drupe) on female plants; not showy
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun or partial shade; rich, moist soil best
  • Use: Masses or foundation plantings
  • Cultivars: several. Most for tighter habit and glossy dark green leaves