Category: Shrubs for Sun


Teucrium ( germander) is a genus with some very different looking species.  Teucrium cossonii majoricum is a low growing groundcover with grey foliage and whorls of mauvey purple flowers that smell like honey.  T. x lucidrys (formerly T. chamaedrys) has dark

Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis, or myrtle, is a dense shrub that does well in full sun or partial shade.  Leaves are small, bright green and aromatic.  White, fragrant flowers appear in summer.  It generally grows to about six feet (or more with age), but


Rhaphiolepis indica, or Indian hawthorn, is a very useful, fairly low-growing shrub to about five feet.  Flowers are white or pink.  R. umbellata has very dark green leaves and white flowers

Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis, or sweet bay, is the bay leaf used in cooking.  It is a handsome evergreen shrub that grows anywhere from twelve to forty feet, but in our climate, usually stays in the twelve to fifteen foot range.  Yellow

Euonymus microphyllus

Euonymus j. microphyllus, or box-leaf euonymus, is a slow growing evergreen shrub that grows to only one to two feet tall and about half as wide.  It is frequently used as a hedging plant.  It prefers full sun and moderate to


The Cotoneasters listed here are all evergreen and require little to moderate water.  They have small white flowers in spring and red berries in autumn and winter.  The most common groundcover types are ‘Coral Beauty’, ‘Lowfast’ and ‘Streib’s Findling’, all of

Helianthemum nummularium

Helianthemum is a great low growing evergreen shrub.  It only gets about six inches tall and spreads two to three feet.  Flowers can be white, yellow, pink, orange or red.  The biggest flower show occurs in late spring or early


Callistemon, or bottlebrush, is a well-known shrub.  It is loved by hummingbirds and bees.  The most commonly grown species is C. citrinus, a fast grower to ten to fifteen feet tall and wide.  An excellent dwarf variety is C. viminalis


Buxus, or boxwood, is the classic hedging plant.  It responds well to pruning  and clipping and is also great for topiaries.  It is a slow grower and is very cold hardy.  Some varieties and species turn orange to bronze in


Roses are one of the few shrubs that will bloom almost all season long and take the sun.  Removal of the spent flowers (deadheading), adequate water and regular feeding will encourage repeat blooming.  We stock roses all season in containers and we