UACES Facebook Landscape Shrubs (M-R) by Common Name

Landscape Shrubs (M-R) by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Manhattan Euonymus
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Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun; adaptable to many soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: evergreen screen or wide hedge
Mockorange
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Philadelphus coronarius
  • Size: large (10' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: very fragrant white flowers in May (after leaves)
  • Fruit: not significant (dry capsule)
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; very tolerant of soils once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: shrub border
Mugo Pine
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Pinus mugo
  • Size: can be confusing; species is fairly large (12' tall by 15' wide); most in trade are dwarf forms (2' tall by 4' wide)
  • Needles: 2 needle pine
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: groundcover
  • Cultivars: many dwarf ‘Mops’, ‘Gnom’
Nellie R. Stevens Holly
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Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens'
  • Size: very large (18' tall by 15' wide) pyramidal broadleaf evergreen
  • Common hedge/screen plant in South
  • Heavy fruit producer (female plant)
Oakleaf Hydrangea
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Hydrangea quercifolia
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for significant white panicles in early summer
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: dramatic, maroon; 'oak-like' leaves
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; shade or sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: foundation, specimen
  • Cultivars: ‘Alice’, ‘Sikes Dwarf’, ‘Harmony’, ‘Snow Queen’ and more
  • See Hydrangea database for more information
Oleander
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Nerium oleander
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: dramatic summer flowering shrub; flower colors pink, white, red
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant; reliably hardy in zone 8
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: hedge/screen
  • Common in California/Arizona/Florida landscapes
Oregon Hollygrape
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Mahonia aquifolium
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 7' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: sulfur yellow flowers in mid-March
  • Fruit: dramatic blue clusters of fruit ('grapes')
  • Fall color: broadleaf evergreen, however, in cooler climates develops nice burgundy winter color
  • Culture: partial shade; moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: massed, foundation
Oriental Arborvitae
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Platycladus orientalis
(f. Thuja orientalis)
  • Still sold in trade under Thuja orientalis
  • Many options for size, shape and foliage color
  • Better suited for south (zones 7 thru 9) than Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)
  • Culture: tolerates full sun to shade (thins-out); adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: hedge/screen; specimen
  • Cultivars: hundreds of selections
Panicle Hydrangea
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Hydrangea paniculata
  • Size: large (9' tall by 9' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for dramatic, white, terminal panicles in summer, fade to pink
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: moist soil; tolerates full sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, back of mixed shrub bed. Has lost favor with introduction of white crapemyrtles
  • Cultivars like 'Grandiflora', 'Floribunda', 'Unique', and 'Tardiva' have showier flowers with more sterile flowers
  • See Hydrangea database for more information
Paperbush
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Edgeworthia chrysantha
  • Size: medium shrub; 6’ tall x 6’ wide
  • Culture: partial shade to shade
  • Use: component of woodland garden, mixed shrub border
Pfitzer Juniper
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Juniperus x media 'Pfizteriana'
  • Size: large (7' tall by 12' wide) needle evergreen
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: Industry standard for medium/large juniper
Possumhaw
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Ilex decidua
  • Size: large (15' tall by 15' wide) deciduous shrub; open habit
  • Flowers: small, white, not showy
  • Fruit: exceptional red/orange fruits in winter
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun or shade; adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: woodlands, back of mixed shrub bed
  • Native to Arkansas
Purpleleaf Sand Cherry  
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Prunus x cistena
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 9' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: delicate pink flowers in April before or as leaves emerge
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none; Dramatic purple leaves all growing season
  • Culture: full sun; provide constant moisture during summer months; Best suited to cooler Northwest corner of Arkansas
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: specimen
Pyracantha; Firethorn
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Pyracantha coccinea
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: dramatic white flowers in May
  • Fruits: November thru January brilliant orange-red fruits
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: susceptible to fireblight (bacteria)
  • Use: shrub, hedge, arbor
  • Cultivars: many
  • Misc: thorny
Redleaf Japanese Barberry
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Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea
  • Size: small deciduous shrub (3' tall by 3' wide)
  • Flowers: small, yellow, insignificant
  • Fruits: red, can be attractive in winter
  • Fall color: variable. Can be red-orange
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: median strips, massed in beds, tolerates shearing
  • Cultivars: many. Most popular are red-purple foliage cultivars (e.g. 'Crimson Pygmy', ‘Concorde’, ‘Rose Glow’ purple foliage with pink speckling)
Redosier Dogwood; Redtwig Dogwood
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Cornus sericea
(f. stolonifera)
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: generally not dramatic; white, terminal cymes in early summer
  • Fruit: not dramatic and brief, white
  • Fall color: deep purple
  • Twigs: exceptional in winter, bright red. Best color on new wood so routinely renewal prune
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, sun or shade; adaptable to very wet areas. Must provide lots of water if located in full sun
  • Disease/insect: foliar leaf spot common
  • Use: edge of stream/pond, massed
  • Cultivar: ‘Isanti’ and ‘Kelseyi’ are more compact. ‘Flaviramea’ has bright yellow twigs
  • Often incorrectly sold as C. stolonifera
Rhododendron
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Rhododendron sp.
  • Size: medium/large (9' tall by 9' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: dramatic flowers (vary in color from white, purple, pink, red)
  • Culture: partial shade; demands soil with organic matter and adequate moisture during summer; True rhododendrons are better suited to Northwest Arkansas or shaded landscapes in central Arkansas with soils rich in organic matter and moisture
  • Cultivars: many different species and cultivars
Rugosa Rose
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Rosa rugosa
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 5' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: pink/purple flowers
  • Fruit: orange, rose hip
  • Fall color: orange/red in cooler climates, generally not great in south
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious; Less affected by diseases than hybrids
  • Use: massed
  • Cultivars: species rose