Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
 

 


Shrubs


In some garden books, larger-growing herbaceous (i.e. non-woody) are grouped with the shrubs, but here "shrub" will be used to describe a plant with woody stem(s) that is bushy down to the ground.

Most shrubs in the garden range from ground-hugging (prostrate) up to 2-3m. Some species which might tend to climb or become small trees if left to their own devices can be maintained as shrubs with regular cutting back. Conversely, some shrubby plants can be trained as small trees with appropriate pruning. Shrubs of course are also the raw material for hedges and topiary.

Species

The following is not a complete list (it will be developed further over time), but here are some of the more popular types of plants used in Qld, with links to more information.

Genus
Link indicates a dedicated page
Notes, Other links
Includes assorted links to other websites if no dedicated page on this site
Abelia 
Abutilon 
Acacia 
Acalypha 
Acmenasee Lilipilly
Acokanthera
The Winter Sweet, Acokanthera spectabilis, A fine ornamental for South Florida Reproduction of a 1964 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)
Azaleas 
Banksia 
Bartlettina
Bartlettina sordida (Eupatorium megalophyllum) Mist flower
Five Fascinating Flowers Blooming in the Costa Rica Exhibit See notes on Bartlettina sordida (Eupatorium sordidum) Cleveland Botanical Garden, Ohio
Eupatorium megalophyllum The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Bougainvillea 
Breynia 
Brugmansia 
Brunfelsia 
Buckinghamia 
Caesalpinia 
Callistemon 
Calliandra 
Camellia 
Carphalea 
Clerodendrum 
Codiaeum 
Conifers 
Coprosma 
Croton 
Duranta 
Escallonia 
Elaeocarpus 
Euonymus 
Eupatoriumsee Bartlettina
Gardenia 
Gordonia 
GossiaFormerly Austromyrtus. Included on Lilipilly page
Graptophyllum
Caricature Plant Graptophyllum pictum. Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Burgundy Caricature Plant Graptophyllum pictum At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Graptophyllum pictum Missouri Botanical Garden
For native Graptophyllum species, see Australian Native Graptophyllum section
Grevillea 
Grewia 
Hamelia patens 
Hibiscus 
Holmskioldia 
Hydrangea 
Iboza see Tetradenia riparia
Ilex
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' U.S. National Arboretum
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' Missouri Botanical Garden
Sky Pencil holly Louis the Plant Geek, Rhode Island USA
Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Washington State University
Iochroma 
Ixora 
Lagerstroemia 
Lagunaria 
Leptospermum 
Lilipillies 
Loropetalum 
Mackaya 
Magnolia 
Malpighia 
Malvaviscus 
Megaskepasma 
Melaleuca 
Metrosideros 
Michelia 
Murraya 
Mussaenda 
Nerium 
Odontonema 
Pavetta
Pavetta australiensis "A View from Yallaroo", NSW
Pavetta australiensis (Pavetta, butterfly bush) Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
Photinia 
Polygala 
Proteas 
Pseuderanthemum 
Radermachera
Randia 
Raphiolepis 
Reinwardtia Reinwardtia indica Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, California
Rondeletia 
RosaRoses
Ruttya 
Solanum 
Spiraea 
Streptosolen
Streptosolen jamesonii,' Ginger Meggs' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Syzygium
Tabernaemontana 
Tecomaria 
Tetradenia 
Tibouchina 
Tweedia
Tweedia caerulea Missouri Botanical Garden
Tweedia caesulea The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Tweedia: The Little Blue Star Iowa State University
NB: also known as Oxypetalum coeruleum
Viburnum 
Vitex
Vitex Vitex rotundifolia At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Vitex rotundifolia Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database, University of Hawaii
Vitex lignum-vitae The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex, Three Leaf Chastetree Vitex trifolia Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Vitex rotundifolia The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex trifolia var. trifolia The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex acuminata The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex glabrata The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex helogiton The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex melicopea The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Vitex queenslandica The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Lilac chaste tree offers many special qualities Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University, USA
Waterhousiasee Lilipilly
Wrightia
Wrightia antidysenterica 'Arctic Snow' At the "Grow Me Instead" website, Australia
Wrightia antidysenterica Milky Way, Wrightia, Artic Snow. Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Wrightia antidysenterica Flowers of India
Xanthostemon 
 
Hamelia patens
Hamelia patens. Brisbane, March 2015

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