Types Of Shrubs

A Few Examples of Types of Shrubs

There are many types of shrubs available. The one that will work best for your landscaping will depend on your personal taste as well as what you hope to accomplish with the shrub. For example, some types of shrubs are better at providing privacy than others. Below are a few examples of just some of the many types of shrubs that are available.


These are among the most popular of shrubs. Many people trim them into round shapes, while others leave them looking a bit more natural. They are often used to line walkways and have been known to grow as tall as twenty feet.


Viburnum is a popular choice for those who wish to use their shrubs to create privacy. They grow to a height of ten to twelve feet and produce white flowers in the spring. Planted at an appropriate width apart, they make a wonderful privacy screen.


This is among the types of shrubs, because of how easy they are to care for, that are popular even among those who do not possess a green thumb. They produce lovely bursts of yellow flowers in the spring.

You will also need to consider the amount of natural sunlight that is available in the part of your yard in which you plan to plant shrubs. Obviously, some types of shrubs will do better in the shade than others, so it is important to learn which is more likely to thrive in each location.  Evergreen azaleas are one example of a shrub that does best in a shaded area of the yard.

Another important consideration when planting shrubs is what it is going to look like when it reaches full maturity. Many people fail to consider that and end up with a shrub that is too large for the space. Of course, pruning can correct this, but some people would rather not have to spend time pruning, so it is something to think about.

Some types of shrubs shed their leaves. These are known as deciduous. If you are trying to create privacy with the shrubs that you choose, you probably should not choose one of the deciduous variety as they will be bare – and therefore not provide much privacy – for at least part of the year.

Evergreen shrubs, which do not shed their leaves, are a much better choice when you are trying to provide privacy.

Another point to consider is the amount of care that the shrub will require throughout its life. Some people love to toil in their yards. For them, a particularly needy shrub would not be a problem. If, however, you do not enjoy yard work, you should choose one of the types of shrubs that does not require much work.

If you choose a shrub that requires a lot of maintenance, and then fail to keep up with it, you will have a messy looking shrub that will detract from the overall look of your landscaping rather than adding to it.

There are many types of shrubs. If you need help choosing the perfect ones for your next landscaping project, talk to the experts at your local nursery. They will know exactly what shrubs work best in your climate and can answer any questions that you might have.