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Landscape Shrubs S-Z by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Sasanqua Camellia
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Camellia sasanqua
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: very showy. Flowers late fall (Oct. thru Dec.). Typically flowers before Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen. Leaves more refined than Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)
  • Culture: same as above. Best in rich, moist soil, partial sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: screen, back of mixed shrub border
  • Cultivars: many. Similar flower choices as Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)
Shore Juniper
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Juniperus conferta
  • Size: low (18" tall by 6' wide) needle evergreen
  • Needles: Soft blue-green color
  • Culture: full sun; drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: groundcover. Probably best groundcover juniper for Arkansas
  • Cultivars: 'Blue Mist'; 'Blue Pacific'
Slender Deutzia
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Deutzia gracilis
  • Size: small (3' tall by 4' wide) deciduous shrub; mounded habit
  • Fruit: noted for early spring, white flowers, not fragrant
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: massed, middle of mixed shrub bed
Summersweet Clethra
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Clethra alnifolia
  • Size; medium (5' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy. Terminal white spikes early summer
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: generally not significant. Can be golden yellow like hickories
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, partial sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: naturalizing, massed
  • Cultivars: several. ‘Hummingbird’ is tighter habit and white flowers; pink selections include ('Ruby Spice', 'Pink Spires')
Sweetspire; Virginia Sweetspire
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Itea virginica
  • Size: medium (4' tall by 9' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: significant, white, terminal racemes, May/June
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: reliable, spectacular maroon fall color
  • Culture: sun to partial sun; moist soil
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: mass, spreads by rhizomes
  • Cultivars; 'Henry's Garnet'; 'Saturnalia'; 'Merlot'
Thorny Elaeagnus
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Elaeagnus pungens (E.x ebbingei)
  • Size: fast growing, large 12' tall by 12' wide) broadleaf evergreen; very wild habit unless pruned
  • Flowers: extremely fragrant flowers in the fall, but not showy
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: must be sheared; good for screen/hedge
  • Similar to E. x ebbingei
Vanhoutte Spirea
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Spiraea x vanhouttei
  • Size: medium (6' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub, classic arching stems
  • Flowers: dramatic white flowers in mid-spring (April)
  • Fruit: not significant (dry capsule)
  • Fall color: depending on fall can be nice purple/orange
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: massed, mixed shrub border
  • Prune after flowering
Variegated Chinese Privet *
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Ligustrum sinensis 'Variegata'
  • Size: large (10' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: white terminal panicles, not significant due to variegated foliage
  • Fruit: not significant, blue-black berry (drupe); helps plant spread rapidly
  • Fall color: none; white-green variegated leaf all growing season
  • Culture: full sun; very tough.  Adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: very common deciduous filler shrub; the non-variegated species and this cultivar can almost be considered weedy
Variegated Euonymus
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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus'
  • Size: this cultivar is low (2’ tall x 4’). Broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: sun; adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: Euonymus scale a problem
  • Use: low, evergreen groundcover
  • Cultivars: many cultivars and forms available besides this one
Weeping Yaupon Holly
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Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula'
  • Size: medium (15' tall by 5' wide) weeping broadleaf evergreen
  • Fruit: heavy red fruit display
  • Use: specimen plant
Weigela
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Weigela florida
  • Size: medium (6' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, funnel flowers in May; pink, white, yellow, red
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun; very adaptable once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: mass, shrub bed
  • Cultivars: many; 'Eva Rathki', 'Minuet', 'Red Prince', 'Variegata'
Winged Euonymus (Burningbush)
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Euonymus alatus
  • Size: medium (7' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: yellow/green, not showy
  • Fruit: brilliant orange, can be significant after foliage drops and if in sufficient numbers
  • Fall color: exceptional, pink
  • Twigs: distinctive 'wings'
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; best in partial sun to shade. Very shade tolerant
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: individual plant, naturalizing, deciduous hedge
  • Cultivars: 'Compactus' (red fall color; similar size) more common in trade
Winter Honeysuckle
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Lonicera fragrantissima
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: extremely fragrant flowers; February/March; flower display not overwhelming since leaves not present
  • Fruit: red, early summer, rarely see
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full to partial sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: deciduous hedge, mixed shrub border
Winter Jasmine
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Jasminum nudiflorum
  • Size: medium (4' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: late winter (February/March) for weeks; golden yellow on green stems
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Misc: pinnately compound leaf, 3 leaflets
Wintergreen Barberry
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Berberis julianae
  • Size: medium 5' tall by 5' wide
  • Flower: yellow flowers (not significant) March
  • Fruit: black fruit (drupe) not showy
  • Fall color: none/ broadleaf evergreen; Very spiny leaf margin
  • Culture: full sun. Soil tolerant. Tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: low hedge; block traffic

 

Witchhazel
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Hamamelis virginiana
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub; very irregular habit, open
  • Flowers: noted for yellow, strap-like flowers in late fall/early winter
  • Fruit: not significant (woody capsule)
  • Fall color: yellowish or golden yellow
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, sun or shade. Flowers well in shade
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: naturalizing
  • Cultivars: hybrid selections such as ‘Arnold’s Promise’, ‘Jelena’, ‘Sunburst’ even more dramatic flowering in early spring; native H. vernalis flowers mid-winter/early spring
Yew
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Taxus sp.
  • Needle evergreen
  • Culture: partial shade to shade; rich, moist soil best: Best suited to Northwest Arkansas (cooler)
  • Cultivars: many for plant habit
  • Trademark of landscapes in north
  • Tolerates shearing
Yucca
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Yucca filamentosa
  • Size: small (foliage 18" tall) shrub
  • Flowers: dramatic, white flower panicle May through June
  • Culture: full sun; great for hot, dry locations
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: Southwestern appearance, rock gardens