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A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m (15–20 ft) tall. A large number of plants may become either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience. Small, low shrubs such as lavender, periwinkle and thyme are often termed subshrubs.

An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery. When clipped as topiary, shrubs generally have dense foliage and many small leafy branches growing close together. Many shrubs respond well to renewal pruning, in which hard cutting back to a 'stool' results in long new stems known as "canes". Other shrubs respond better to selective pruning to reveal their structure and character.

Shrubs in common garden practice are generally broad-leaved plants, though some smaller conifers such as Mountain Pine and Common Juniper are also shrubby in structure. Shrubs can be either deciduous or evergreen.
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Bupleurum fruticosumBupleurum fruticosum is commonly known as Shrubby Hare's Ear. An evergreen shrub of bushy habit up to 2m tall. A simple obovate blue-green leaf. During Summer and early Autumn it produces clusters of tiny yellow flowers. Grow in full sun in a well drained soil.
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Cotoneaster franchetii

Cotoneaster franchetii is one of the best evergreen shrubs for all year round interest. An evergreen which will grow virtually anywhere as long as it is not boggy, it lends itself well to training as a wall shrub or topiary and is one of the best hedging plants money can buy.

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Cotoneaster huahongdongensis

Cotoneaster huahongdongensis is another superb species introduced by the late Harry Van de Laar of the Dutch Boskoop Research Station who did so much during his lifetime to beautify our gardens. Related to Cotoneaster sternianus, ........


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Cotoneaster hylmoei

Cotoneaster hylmoei was introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1907 from Hubei in China and is one of the loveliest species for general garden planting and yet remains uncommon of cultivation. In habit it is a moderate growing species with long arching branches carrying elegant broad ......


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Cotoneaster lacteus F10419

This is the true species which is very rare in cultivation. Mostly all plants sold as Cotoneaster lacteus are other species. These are propagated from the George Forest introduced clone F10419, the type for this species.

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Cotoneaster prostratus ‘Arnold-Forster’
Cotoneaster prostratus Arnold-Forster is quite possibly another microspecies; this variety has long been in cultivation, mostly erroneously as Cotoneaster buxifolius but never much more than in collections which is a shame since it is such a beautiful smaller low growing evergreen. It forms attractive low mounds up to 1m of dark grey green foliage and is smothered in June in quite striking blossom.....
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