Photographs of deciduous shrubs commonly used
to provide landscape beds with a wide range of colors and heights. Our
photos include the most popular Barberries, Cotoneaster, Euonymus,
Privet and Dappled Willows. Due to the ongoing expansion of our shrub photo library, you will find
our shrub photos divided among 5 shrub photo webpages:
DECIDUOUS SHRUBS (Deciduous shrubs drop their leaves in winter)
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BERBERIS thunbergii atropurpurea
'Crimson Pygmy' Crimson Pygmy Barberry
Bright purplish-red foliage is great for a color contrast. Very sharp thorns make it unpleasant to work around,
so wear gloves when handling planting or clippings.
Takes shearing well.
Moderate growth to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide.
'Bogozam' Dwarf Golden Pygmy Barberry Bright gold foliage contrasts well with other varieties
of shrubs. Best color in full sun. Slow growth to 18-inches tall x 3 ft
'Rosy Glow' Rosy Glow Barberry Older leaves are maroon while new growth is marbled pink.
Full sun for best color. Fast growth to 4 ft tall x 3 ft across. More
upright than Pygmy.
CORNUS sericea Variegated
Leaves have white edges which set
off nicely from the green leaf. The red twigs provide interest,
especially in the winter. Prune out older branches.
CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' Harry
Lauder's Walking Stick
Unusual shrub with twisted and
curled branches. Prefers full sun. Slow growth to 10 ft tall x 10 ft
wide. Regular pruning and thinning is required to keep most varieties
tidy due to vigorous sprouting from the rootstock.
apiculatus Cranberry Cotoneaster
Low spreading habit.
Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall by 5 ft spread. White flowers become
red berries in the fall.
horizontalis Rockspray Cotoneaster
Low growing groundcover grows to 30" tall x 6 feet wide. Dark green
leaves with pink blossoms in May. Sun to partial shade.
EUONYMUS alata 'Compacta' Dwarf
Very utilitarian sort of shrub in
the landscape that is very hardy, grows well in full sun to light shade,
and has the notable trait of turning brilliant red during the fall
foliage season. Green leaves during summer.
Moderate rate of growth to 10 ft
tall x 8 ft wide.
Can be sheared to control its
size, often planted in a row and sheared into a hedge.
HIBISCUS syriacus 'Aphrodite' Aphrodite
Grow in sun to shade. Summer
blooming shrub that is deer resistant. Growth to 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide.
HIBISCUS syriacus 'Diana' Diana
Althea Grow in sun to
shade. Summer blooming shrub, with large white flowers, that is deer
resistant. Growth to 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide.
ILEX verticillata 'Winter Red' Winter Red
Known for its bright red fruit
persisting all winter. Dense growing shrub best used in borders and
masses with moderate rate of growth to 9 ft x 9 ft. Golden bronze fall
foliage. Tolerates wet soils. Needs male pollination for red fruit
LIGUSTRUM x 'vicaryii' Vicary Golden Privet
Fast growth to 8 ft tall x 8 ft wide. Best color in full sun. Can freeze
back during record cold winters in the Northeast.
MYRICA pennsylvanica Northern
Dense, fast growing,
semi-evergreen shrub used for hedges and screens to 12-feet tall. Female
of the species forms berries used to make fragrant candles.
RHAMNUS frangula 'Aspenfolia" Fernleaf
Multi-stemmed slow growing
deciduous shrub with interesting 'cut' leaves. Sun or partial shade.
Slow growth to 8 feet tall x 8 feet wide.
SALIX integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Japanese dappled willow Rapid growing, large
shrub that tolerates wet soil. Interesting new growth with white/ pink/
green variegation. Cutback often to encourage colorful new growth. Not
for small spaces or those who don't like to trim.