Index of shrub information

Answers to questions about shrub planting, maintenance, and common insects and disease.

Shrub information:

Deer damage to shrubs

Hedge maintenance


Shrub photos


How to hand shear a Boxwood

How to downsize a hedge

How to shear an evergreen hedge

Ornamental Shrubs
Ornamental shrubs form the “backbone” of the landscape around your house while doing a yeomans job of filling-in the home landscaping between low-growing flower border “facers” and taller trees.

Hydrangeas are very popular.Hydrangeas are extremely popular (photos)

The sky’s the limit when it comes to adding color to your landscape with shrubs these days, as plant breeders have improved and intensified the colors of many shrubs.

Where the mature size of plants has been a problem, the breeders have also been busy creating many new dwarf varieties of shrubs for today’s smaller gardens.

Deer have become regular visitors to many suburban landscapes in the 90’s, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying an attractive landscape with deer-resistant shrubs.