The encyclopedia of shrubs catalogs all the shrubs you could want in your beautiful yard. Explore the encyclopedia of shrubs to find exactly what you're looking for.

Pittosporum: A Profile of a Shrub

Pittosporum carries the same scent as the orange blossom. Branch exposure changes as the plant matures and in part makes it a good garden accoutrement. Learn more about experimenting with Pittosporum displays.

Bougainvilleas are beautiful, hearty plants that can be grown indoors or outdoors. Learn about how to grow bougainvilleas in this article.

Tree Peony

A tree peony is a great addition to a cottage-style garden with its cupped blossoms of red, pink, yellow, and white. The shrubs may grow to 7 feet tall and as wide but may be kept smaller by selective pruning. Read about its care.


Arrowwood is shrub that is sure to attract wildlife -- bees, butterflies, and birds flock to its flowers and berries. The strong, straight branches were once used to make arrows, hence its common name. Learn how to care for it.

Geranium, Scented

Scented geraniums have perfumed leaves, often with fruity or spicy fragrances. They have magnificently varied leaves, and in summer grow clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers. Read more about this species of pelargoniums.

Bluebeard, Blue Mist Spirea

Bluebeard, blue mist spirea, is actually a woody shrub. It has blue-purple flowers and adds great color to the garden in late fall. Butterflies find it irresistible. Read about caring for this lovely plant.

Drooping Leucothoe

Drooping leucothoe, a bushy plant reaching 6 feet vertically and horizontally, has blooms that look like lily-of-the-valley. Leaves can change color through winter to a shade of violet. Learn how to use drooping leucothoe as ground cover to camouflag

Oregon Grape

Oregon grape has berries that can be eaten, but has leaves that look more like holly. Forest green in summer, leaves can turn violet-red in the off-season. Learn how to use it in preventing erosion.

American Yew

American yew can ramble as it spreads, growing to 8 feet wide, and offer pretty color through the off-season. Learn how to grow American yew as a tree or prune it into shape.

American Bittersweet

American bittersweet needs both male and female plants for flowering and berry production. It grows so well that it needs to be controlled around other plants. Try using it to camouflage posts around the garden.

Dwarf Myrtle

Dwarf myrtle has a delightful scent when pierced. Its many varieties and uses (as a screen, hedge, or topiary) make it an interesting plant to care for and display. Learn more about its flowering habits.