Shrub plants are a distinct group of perennial woody plants that are characterized by their multiple stems and shorter stature compared to trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, meaning they may shed their leaves seasonally or retain them throughout the year. In landscaping, shrubs are valued for their ornamental qualities, such as flowers, scent, or foliage, and play a crucial role in garden design and ecosystem support.

Shrub plants, commonly referred to as shrubs or bushes, are a type of perennial plant characterized by their multiple woody stems and shorter height compared to trees.

  • Multiple Stems: Unlike trees, which usually have a single trunk, shrubs have multiple woody stems from the base.
  • Height: Shrubs generally range in height from a few inches to about 15 feet.
  • Growth Habit: They can have a variety of growth forms, including rounded, upright, spreading, or cascading.
  • Foliage: Shrubs can be deciduous (shedding their leaves annually) or evergreen (retaining leaves year-round).
  • Flowers and Fruits: Many shrubs produce attractive flowers and fruits, which can add seasonal interest to gardens and landscapes.
  • Types of Shrub Plants: Includes flowering shrubs, evergreen shrubs, deciduous shrubs, berry shrubs, etc.
  • Benefits of Shrub Plants: Shrubs enhance the visual appeal of landscapes with their varied forms, textures, and colors. And provide food and shelter for birds, insects, and other wildlife.
Shrub Plant Types