What are Some Types of Ornamental Shrubs?
Ornamental shrubs are commonly used in landscaping as foundation plantings, screens and backgrounds, as well as walk and driveway accents. Many species are easily adapted to tree form, through pruning and training, but most are used in their more natural bush form. There are ornamental shrubs suitable for any purpose, but some will require more care than others. Foundation plantings, or shrubs that are located near the foundation of the home, are often the chief feature of the landscape. These shrubs are typically chosen to compliment the architecture of the home. Some common shrubs used for this purpose include Glossy Abelia and Barberry. Glossy Abelia is medium sized ornamental shrub, growing to a height of around five feet (1.5 meters), with rich, shiny green foliage. Pink to white bell shaped flowers appear in the summer months. This shrub is evergreen in warmer climates, and partially deciduous in colder temperatures. Barberries are ornamental shrubs that come in several varieties