Shrubs for UK Gardens

Mixed shrub border

Shrubs can add form, shape, structure, interest and colour to the garden, and provide a backdrop for other forms of planting. The following selection of shrubs are suitable for growing in domestic gardens in Great Britain (England/Scotland/Ireland).

Deciduous Shrubs

buddleia

Buddleia
Butterfly Bush

Chaenomeles pink flowers

Chaenomeles
Flowering quince

Cornus alba Sibirica

Cornus
Dogwoods

Broom

Cytisus - Genista
Brooms

witch hazel yellow tasles

Hamamelis mollis
Chinese witch hazel

hydrangea white flowers

Hydrangea
Hortensia

Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica
Jew's Mallow

philadelphus white flowers

Philadelphus
Mock Orange

Ribes (flowering currant)

Ribes
Ornamental Currant

Magnolia stellata

Magnolia
Magnolia

Spiraea prunifolia

Spiraea
 

tamarix pink flowers

Tamarix
 


Evergreen Shrubs

Abelia

Abelia
 

variegated Aucuba Japonica

Aucuba Japonica
Spotted Laurel

Azara

Azara
 

buxus leaves

Buxus
Box

Ceanothus repens

Ceanothus
Californian lilac

erica heather

Erica
Heather

Fatsia japonica flower

Fatsia japonica
False Caster Oil Plant

Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica
Silk tassel bush

hebe purple flower

Hebe
Veronica

Ilex aquifolium

Ilex aquifolium
Common holly

mahonia japonica

Mahonia
 

Berberis

Berberis
Barberry

Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica
Heavenly Bamboo

Pyracantha

Pyracantha
Firethorn