A shrub is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs such as lavender, periwinkle and most small garden varieties of roses, are often termed subshrubs or bushes.
Texas is home to many varieties of native evergreen shrubs. They provide a wide range of colorful blooms in the spring and summer. In the winter, evergreen shrubs have attractive foliage and berries that attract wildlife.
Evergreen shrubs can add the finishing touch to any landscape. Plants that stay green in the winter are the foundation of the southern landscape and with such a diverse selection of evergreens, it is easy to create a pleasant texture and color contrast in the garden.
Depending on the season, Joe Smith Farms has some of the best choice shrubs available, including the following:
False Indigo, Flowering Red Quince, Forsithya
Gardenia, Golden Euonymus, Grass (Pampas)(Pink Muhly)(Adagio)
Hawthorne, Holly, Hydrangea
Japonica, Juniper, Japanese Yew
Liriope Green, Ligustrum, Loquat, Loropetalum, Lady Banksia (Rose Yellow)
Magnolia, Mahonia (Grape Holly)
Pine Slash, Pink Muhly Grass, Photinia, Pittosporum, Primrose Jasmine, Privet, Pyracantha
Sago Palm, Sasanqua, Spirea, Sweet Olive
Viburnum Snowball, Vitex
Wegelia, Wax Ligustrum, Wax myrtle, Wysteria
Yew, Yaupon, Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow, Yucca