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4'H or Less Small Shrubs

Evergreen and deciduous shrubs that generally stay below about 4 feet high without any pruning whatsoever or with only very minimal pruning. These plants are perfect where space is limited in the garden and landscape, as low hedges and accents, in front of or around larger shrubs and beneath trees and tree standards. Most of these small growing shrubs will make suitable long-lived low-maintenance medium-sized container specimens. Their smaller stature naturally lends many of these for use as Bonsai specimens.

 

All Summer Beauty Big Leaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'  

All Summer Beauty is right! The large rounded clusters of pink, blue, or even purple flowers are born in spring as well as all summer as this Hydrangea produces flowers on new wood as well as old. Compact growth habit. Hydrangeas are easy to grow deciduous shrubs that prefer partly shaded areas of the garden with a rich, moist soil. Flower color is dependent on soil pH. Item# 9758.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Apple Perfection™ Abelia

Abelia hybrid '00-bc-47-7r'  PPTBS

Deep apple-green glossy foliage adorns the dense rounded mound of stems and is topped by nectar rich, nicely contrasting white flowers that are subtended by bronze tinged calyxes. Apple Perfection™ Abelia was selected for its neat, dense, rounded habit as well as for its deep green foliage and clean white flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Abelias are evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs renown for their toughness and adaptability and this selection is small enough to enjoy as a tidy container specimen as well as in formal and informal gardens and landscapes. Provide Apple Perfection™ Abelia with a full to mostly sunny position in most any well-drained soil for the best color and optimum flowering. Item# 12630

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Astronaut Evergreen Azalea, Holly Springs Astronaut Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Holly Springs Astronaut'  

The out of this world very large, up to 5" across, funnel shaped flowers can range from solid salmon, to randomly flecked and streaked with salmon and pink, to white with randomly flecked with pink and are produced in late spring. Astronaut Azalea, a.k.a. Holly Springs Astronaut, is a Satsuki hybrid developing into a 3' high mound of deep green, medium textured, evergreen foliage. It lends itself to bonsai culture but is sure to be a low-maintenance conversation piece in the garden and landscape. Azaleas do best in average moist, acidic soils that are rich in organic matter but have good to excellent drainage and should be top dressed with an organic mulch such as pine straw and pine bark. We recommend using a slow-release, non-burning fertilizer that is labeled for acidic loving plants. Azalea flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 12796

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning or late afternoon sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Part sun, *Full sun

One of the most amazing Hydrangea's as each flower petal is slightly cupped producing a much different effect as the large, long lasting flower clusters of deep blue or pink emerge in late spring. A must for any Hydrangea lover and a beautiful cut flower! Ayesha is truly one of our favorites! According to Dr. Michael Dirr it may also be sold under the names Silver Slipper and Uzu Ajisai. item # 9379.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 5-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Blue Empire™ Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x Blue Empire™ 'Elst01'   PPAF

Boasting bigger blue and more beautiful whorled clusters of nectar rich tubular flowers in tall wands that extend well above the gray-green foliage and last for weeks in summer. Blue Empire™ Bluebeard or Caryopteris was selected for its noticeably larger and longer lasting clusters of flowers as well as for its nicely compact habit further highlighting the tall candles of flower clusters. In zones 5-6 Bluebeard tends to act more like a clump forming die-back perennial and becomes more shrub-like where winters are milder, although, it benefits from hard late winter or early spring pruning since it flowers on new growth. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established and prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12248

Grows To: 30-40"H x 24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

The widely flaring deep blue-purple fan shaped flowers open from tubular buds, and are very reminiscent of Scaevola or Half-Flower, open singly and in clusters held at the growing tips as well as in the leaf axils attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The 5-lobed flowers of Blue-Lips, Sclerochiton harveyanus, are produced most heavily throughout the warmer months of the year. This is a shade tolerant naturally spreading to scandent (vine-like) evergreen tropical shrub with rounded, glossy deep green foliage. Blue-Lips is considered to be frost resistant but not freeze tolerant and it is easily maintained as a shrub form for containers, including hanging baskets, in and around larger growing shade-loving tropicals in the garden as well as on a shaded porch or patio. Provide it with an average moist, acidic to neutral, well-drained soil in a site that receives at least some cool morning sunlight or filtered sunlight for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12268

Grows To: 2-6'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Brazilian Candles, Many Flowers, Red Pavonia

Pavonia multiflora, P. gledhillii, P. intermedia  

Unusual fuchsia colored flowers with exerted purple stamens and pistil are produced throughout the year attracting hummingbirds along with occasional butterflies. Brazilian Candles, Pavonia multiflora, is an exceptionally free flowering, naturally evergreen tropical shrub with an upright to vase shaped growth habit and glossy dark green textured foliage. Provide a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. This rare tropical shrub is sure to be a conversation piece! Item # 544

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Buttons Gardenia

Gardenia 'Buttons'  PP22429

Masses of 2" wide upward facing intensely fragrant flowers are composed of two neat rows of white petals that surround the golden anthers are produced in late spring or early summer. Buttons Gardenia develops into a densely branched small rounded evergreen shrub growing to about 1-1/2' high and wide. You can use this "cute as a button" Gardenia in a sunny garden or landscape but it is also small enough to be grown as a container plant. Gardenias will do best in a well-draining, moderately fertile to rich, acidic soil in a full to mostly sunny site. Images courtesy of Star Roses and Plants, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11948

Grows To: 18-24"H x 30-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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An Earth-Kind® Rose selection, an RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner, and was inducted into the Old Rose Hall of Fame in 1988. It produces clusters of medium to light pink, fragrant, high centered, perfectly formed, tea-rose shaped buds that open to the typical strappy, 2" wide pom-pom like flower typical of the Polyanthas and flowers throughout the growing season. Cècile Brünner Rose, a.k.a. Mme. Cècile Brünner and The Sweetheart Rose, is a moderately vigorous heirloom garden rose maturing to about 3-4' high and wide. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, fertile soil with average or better drainage for optimum vigor and flowering. It was developed in 1881 by Joseph Pernet-Ducher and is still highly popular 150 years later. The sweet pink buds are almost perfect for boutonnières and have a nice typical rose fragrance. Item# 12832

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Cerise Charm™ Dwarf Loropetalum, Chinese Witch Hazel

Loropetalum chinense 'Kurobijin'  PP23176

A dwarf Loropetalum! The deep burgundy, purple, to near black foliage is accented by frilly bright cerise pink flowers in spring flowering a few weeks later than most Loropetalums and are so the flowers are less likely to get burned by a late freeze or frost. Cerise Charm™ Loropetalum, a.k.a Chinese Witch Hazel, is a new dwarf and compact selection that naturally develops into a dense rounded mound of dark foliage making this a great low-maintenance choice for small hedges, as accent plants, and even as a container specimens. Chinese Witch Hazel has few pests or disease problems when grown in an average to well-drained, acidic to neutral soil with average fertility in a full sun to partly shaded site. Images courtesy of Star Roses and Plants®, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12747

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Chansonette Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia hiemalis 'Chansonette'  

This award winner boasts 3" wide, brilliant pink, formal double flowers that are produced very early in the season, October to December. The flowers may show golden stamens at times. Chansonette Sasanaqua Camellia, a seedling of the famed Shi-Shi Gashira and a C. hiemalis type, is a moderately vigorous, broadly spreading, small to medium-sized evergreen shrub with a somewhat loose and open habit growing to about 4-5' high and nearly twice as wide. It has medium-textured, deep green foliage typical of most Sasanquas and should make for a colorful fall accent or informal hedge. Sasanqua Camellias are much more tolerant of growing conditions than standard Japonica Camellias and can tolerate less than perfect soils and full sun to light shade conditions. A winner of the 1959 Ralph Peers Award. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13214
 

Grows To: 4-5'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, AM sun, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Charm Red Big Leaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Charm Red'  

Dense, crowded clusters of intensely colored, serrated florets make up the medium to large, rounded deep reddish pink or intense blue-purple flower heads of this Big Leaf Hydrangea. Charm Red is an oldie but a goodie for those fortunate enough to live in mild winter climates as it is a little cold sensitive. In the northern portions of its range plant Charm Red on the east or a semi-shady southern location for additional protection for the flower buds. The plant itself is known to be hardy into zone 5 but it is best enjoyed in zones 8 and warmer or as a container plant. Item# 11125

Grows To: 4-5'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates

A relatively rare and uncommon heirloom species rose, the Chestnut Burr Rose produces very double, bright pink, cabbage-rose like, fragrant flowers over a fairly long period in summer. The delicate somewhat fine foliage and compact habit lend this rose to use in cottage garden settings. The unusual very prickly calyx and large prickly hips give the Chestnut Burr Rose its name. Easy, moderately disease resistant and reliable. Item# 362

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Chinzan Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Chinzan'  

Bright bubblegum pink 2" flowers contrast nicely with dark bronze green foliage of this dainty Azalea cultivar. Chinzan Evergreen Azalea develops into a low 2' high mound of evergreen foliage that spreads to about 3' wide. Excellent as an accent, a low evergreen border, and is considered to be a choice bonsai specimen. Azaleas do best in average moist, acidic soils that are rich in organic matter but have good to excellent drainage and should be top dressed with an organic mulch such as pine straw and pine bark. We recommend using a slow-release, non-burning fertilizer that is labeled for acidic loving plants. Item# 10850

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Morning sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Light shade, *Full sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Chojuraku Double Orange Flowering Quince, Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Chojuraku'  

Masses of beautiful soft orange, 2" Camellia-like blossoms adorn this Quince in late-winter and early spring. Flowering Quince are easy to grow and long-lived deciduous shrubs with good drought tolerance once established. Cut stems of quince with well developed flower buds that are showing color can be brought indoors as cut flowers. Prune after flowering as Quince flower on old wood. Item# 9811.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Chuck Hayes Hardy Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes'  PP8755 (expired)

2-3" wide, sweetly fragrant, double to semi-double flowers are produced in late spring to early summer with good repeat in late summer and fall on a compact plant with deep green foliage. Chuck Hayes Gardenia was selected for its reliable zone 7 cold hardiness, which, at least at the time of its development was unusual in double flowered forms, as well as its neat compact habit growing to about 4-5' high and wide. It is compact enough for containers as well as a small to medium-sized evergreen shrub for the garden and landscape. Gardenias do best in full sun to part shade, the latter is preferred in areas with hot summer climates, in average moist, fertile, well-drained acidic soils. Item# 13190

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Afternoon shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Cityline® Paris Big Leaf Hydrangea, French Mophead Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa'  PP10906

The Cityline® Paris Hydrangea produces deep rose colored mopheads (in alkaline soils) on compact plants with glossy disease-resistant foliage. The flowers (actually the large sterile florets) emerge with creamy centers edged in dark rose and mature to rich pink. Its exceptionally compact and well-branched habit lends this mophead Hydrangea to use as a container plant or near the front of the garden and landscape. In acid soils the flowers will lean toward rich blue to purple hues. Image courtesy of Proven Winners, www.provenwinners.com. Item# 11434

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates

A broad stripe of contrasting sunny yellow runs down the center of each of the blue-green to green sword-shaped leaves creating a year round splash of color adding red, pink, and purple tinges in winter. Color Guard Yucca is a selection of the native Yucca filamentosa, or Adam's Needle, and develops into a low rounded mass of evergreen foliage on a deer, heat, and drought resistant plant eventually reaching about 2'H x 3'W. It may eventually produce small offsets colonizing the area under good conditions. This tough as nails plant makes a colorful, low-maintenance, reliable, evergreen addition to the garden and landscape and can also be used to good effect as low-maintenance and forgiving container specimens. Adam's Needle is found throughout much of the eastern and central US and as far west as Kansas and is common component in the Longleaf Pine understory. Provide a full sun to part sun site in average to well-drained soils. Item# 12628

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-5'W, flower stalks can reach 6-8'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Loose clusters of sweetly fragrant white, star shaped blooms are born in mass in late spring and early summer on this vigorous and durable evergreen twining climber. Well established plants can provide intermittent flowering through summer. An excellent choice for arbors. Can be grown as a deep dense groundcover. Item # 10364.

Grows To: 30'H, 2'H as groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Coontie Palm, Florida Arrowroot, Koonti, Wild Sago

Zamia integrifolia, Z. pumila  

The stiff ferny fronds are adorned with numerous thick leathery medium to deep green leaflets often with a bronze tinge and emerge from what becomes an underground trunk. The Coontie, Zamia integrifolia (a.k.a Z. pumila), is a small tough southeastern native Cycad that eventually develops an underground trunk that will branch with age creating a dense 24-36" high cover of the soft to medium textured fronds. It is resistant to drought, tolerates high heat and humidity, sun or shade, and is a very low maintainence addition to the landscape. In areas that experience hard freezes, like zone 8, the foliage may freeze back but a new flush readily returns in spring. Makes an easy bonsai and a low maintenance container plant. Item# 12729

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, AM sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Crushed Coral Mamou Bean produces tall spikes of dark coral pink, 2-3" tubular flowers in late spring and early summer atop sturdy stems that are held well above the foliage of this tough native perennial. The Mamou Bean is a drought tolerant and hardy shrublet that freezes back to the ground to return in spring. The flowers are followed by dark colored bean pods that split open to display their brilliant red-orange beans that can remain on the plant all winter. Excellent for Hummingbirds.  Crushed Coral Mamou Bean is an Almost Eden exclusive introduction. Caterpillar host: Holly Blue. Item# 10751

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-3'W (8-20'H in mild winter climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sweetly fragrant, 2" wide, white star-like single flowers, pinwheel-style, are borne in large clusters atop the dark green compact foliage and stems. A dwarf to semi-dwarf Gardenia, Daisy has a naturally vase shaped to rounded habit. It responds well to shaping, therefore making it a full bushy shrub or small tree for containers or beds. Item# 980

Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dark Knight Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'  

Dense whorls of nectar rich, purple to dark blue-purple, tubular flowers seemingly cover up the upper most portions of the plant for weeks beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Dark Knight Bluebeard, a.k.a. Black Knight, is a vigorous and easy sunloving free-flowering clump forming shrub-like perennial that quickly develops into a dense mound of fragrant and deer resistant gray-green foliage. In zones 5-6 it tends to act more like a clump forming die-back perennial and becomes more shrub-like where winters are milder although it benefits from hard late winter or early spring pruning since it flowers on new growth. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established and prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12117

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Dooley Big Leaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley'  

Dooley Hydrangea produces large mopheads of rich blue or pink, depending on soil pH. This is a vigorous growing, exceptionally cold hardy Big Leaf Hydrangea introduced by Dr. Michael Dirr.Hydrangeas are easy to grow deciduous shrubs that prefer partly shaded areas of the garden with a rich, moist but not wet, soil. Prune immediately after flowering to control size and shape. Provide midday and afternoon shade in hot southern climates. Item# 384

Grows To: 4-6'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade, AM sun, Part sun, *Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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All Summer Beauty Big Leaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'  

All Summer Beauty is right! The large rounded clusters of pink, blue, or even purple flowers are born in spring as well as all summer as this Hydrangea produces flowers on new wood as well as old. Compact growth habit. Hydrangeas are easy to grow deciduous shrubs that prefer partly shaded areas of the garden with a rich, moist soil. Flower color is dependent on soil pH. Item# 9758.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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