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Touchstone Garden Centre Shrubs


Shrubs form the second tier of framework of a landscape setting, after trees. Shrubs provide an easy care backdrop for lower growing plants, and also provide privacy and shelter. They come in a huge range of heights, textures, flowers – deciduous and evergreen.

Those of us fortunate enough to have a large property can select from a large range. Unfortunately many of today’s sections are very small with little room which confines selection to shrubs under 3 metres.

Popular Shrubs for Screening and Shelter

  • Banksia
  • Corokia
  • Camellia
  • Eugenia (Lilly Pilly)
  • Griselinia
  • Photinia
  • Pittosporum species
  • Psuedopanax (Hybrid lancewood)

Popular flowering shrubs

  • Azalea
  • Callistemon species (Bottle brush)
  • Camellia species /varieties
  • Ceanothus
  • Choisyia (Mexican orange blossom)
  • Daphne
  • Eugenia (Lilly Pilly)
  • Grevillea species
  • Hebe varieties
  • Hydrangea
  • Leptospermum (Manuka)
  • Loropetalum
  • Michelea yunnanensis
  • Pieris species / varieties (Lilly of the Valley bush)
  • Raphiolepsis (Indian Hawthorn)
  • Rhododendron
  • Viburnum species

Popular low growing or ground cover shrubs

  • Azalea
  • Coleonema
  • Convulvulus Cneorum
  • Coprosma species / varieties
  • Cotoneaster
  • Leptospermum dwarf varieties (Manuka)
  • Nandina species (Japanese bamboo)
  • Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’

Popular foliage effect shrubs

  • Astellia
  • Cordyline (Cabbage tree)
  • Corokia
  • Cotinus (Smoke bush)
  • Ferns (various)
  • Griselinia
  • Lophomyrtus ‘Pixie’ 
  • Psuedopanax
  • Phormium (Flax)
  • Pittosporum
  • Teucrium

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