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Shrubs are typically smaller than trees but are similar in that their woody stems survive the winter above ground. Shrubs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. They can survive for many years given proper growing conditions and climate. The thousands of kinds of shrubs add interest and variety to any landscape. Many shrubs compete with annuals and perennials for their gorgeous flowers.

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Arrowwood
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Ashleaf Spirea, False Spirea
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
shadePart Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Barberry
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 45 cm (1.5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Birch, Dwarf Arctic
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 2
sun
Boxwood
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
Broom
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
sun
height 50 cm (20 in) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
sun
Gold Flash
height 15 cm (6 in) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
sun
Yellow
height 15 cm (6 in) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Buffaloberry
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Burning Bush
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 4
shadePart Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Caragana
height 5 m (17 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 75 cm (2.5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Coralberry
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Cotoneaster
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
shadePart Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3-4
Part Shadesun
Cranberry
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shade
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Currant
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 2
shadePart Shadesun
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Daphne
height 20 cm (8 in) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3-4
Part Shadesun
Diervilla, Bush Honeysuckle
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3-4
Part Shadesun
Dogwood
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Little Rebel New
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Elder
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3-4
Part Shadesun
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Forsythia
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Honeysuckle
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Hydrangea
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3-4
Part Shade
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
Lilac
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun

Blue / Lavender

height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun

Blue-Purp/Violet

height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun

Pink Shades

height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun

Red / Red-Purple

height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m 10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun

White Shades

height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Maple
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Mockorange
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Starbright
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 4
sun
Nannyberry
height 5 m (17 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Ninebark
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Plum, Ornamental
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Potentilla
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Morden Snow
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
sun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 45 cm (1.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Rhododendron and Azalea
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 2 m (6 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shade
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shade
Russian Almond
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Sandcherry
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
sun
Snowball Viburnum
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
Snowberry
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Spirea

White Spring Flowers

height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun

Pink/Red Flowers

height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 75 cm (2.5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 50 cm (20 in) spread 75 cm (2.5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 45 cm (18 in) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 20 cm (8 in) spread 30 cm (1 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 40 cm (15 in) spread 60 cm (24 in)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Sumac
height 2.5 m (8 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 4 m (13 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
Summersweet
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
shadePart Shade
Wayfaring Tree
height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Weigela
height 2 m (6 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
sun
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
sun
Willow
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 5 m (17 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
Part Shadesun
height 6 m (20 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
sun
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Yellow Willow
height 3.5 m (12 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun

Shrub Tip

Trees and shrubs can typically, be planted at anytime from spring to fall. If the ground can be worked you can plant.

Early evening is ideal, especially during the hot sunny days of summer.