Types of Plants – Shrubs

Generally smaller than trees with either a very short main stem or multiple stems. They are long living plants grown for their flowers, foliage or fruits.They come on many shapes and sizes and can be grown in almost any part of the garden. Shrubs can be evergreen or deciduous.

Care:Before planting dig the soil thoroughly, remove all weeds and incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter. Add fertiliser and improve the drainage if required. Make a hole two or three times the width of the plant and deep enough to keep at same level as in the pot. Keep well watered until established. Check the final dimensions of the shrub to ensure there is enough space for it to reach it’s final height and spread. Some shrubs can grow quite big so you will need to check that you have the room for it before planting.