A shrub is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m (15–20 ft) tall. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs, generally less than 2 m tall, such as lavender, periwinkle and most small garden varieties of roses, are often termed subshrubs or bushes.


Shrubs enhance your landscape with color and texture. Blooming shrubs add color from early spring, spring, summer, and fall. Many varieties are continuous bloomers or rebloomers. Colorful foliage is another great option to consider in landscape design. Evergreens, berries, and brightly colored twigs bring color and texture into the winter months.

Shrubs are available for full sun to shade and come in sizes that will fit into any landscape. Great for use as specimens, hedges and screens, borders or groupings, shrubs also provide great wildlife habitats for birds and butterflies.

Think of azaleas and rhododendrons, whose dramatic and prolific blooms help make April one of Washington’s most beautiful months. Or dramatic hydrangeas with their huge blossoms that shout “look at me!”

At Dragonfly Farms Garden Center, we carry many varieties of gorgeous shrubs. We stock timeless favorites and unique varieties that will expand your gardening possibilities.

Shrubs - Monrovia

Listed below are some of the more popular varieties that we typically stock during the season. However, due to various reasons, we may not have every variety listed at all times. To make sure that we have the exact variety you are looking for in stock, please call us.

Our Top Twenty Shrubs

Red Twig Dogwood Cornus alba/sericea Bright Red Bark in Winter
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ Firey Red Fall Color
Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophyla Varieties Large Blue or Pink Flowers in summer
Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia Showy Flowers, Large Leaves, Red in Fall
Hollies Ilex Species & Varieties Evergreen, Some Varieties Have Berries
Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata Bright Red Berries in Winter, Deciduous
Gold Thread Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’ Evergreen, With Gold Threadlike Foliage
Heavenly Bamboo Nandina Varieties Evergreen, Red Winter Color
Viburnums Viburnum Species & Varieties Many to Choose, Flowers, Berries, Fall color
Witchhazel Hamamelis Species & Varieties Winter Flowers, Several to Choose
Junipers Juniperus Species & Varieties Lots of Shapes & Sizes to Choose, Evergreen
Azaleas Rhododendron Species & Varieties Over 100 Varieties to Choose From
Rhododendrons Rhododendron Species & Varieties Beautiful Flowers in Spring, Evergreen
Camellia Camellia Varieties Fall & Winter Flowering, New Hardy Varieties
Butterfly Bush Buddleia Species & Varieties Attracts Butterflies, Pink, Blue, Purple, White
Yews Taxus Species & Varieties Evergreen, Dense, For Sun or Shade
Spirea Spirea Species & Varieties Many Varieties, Showy Flowers
Boxwood Buxus Species & Varieties Several types, Evergreen, Dense
Cherry Laurels Prunus laurocerasus Varieties Evergreen, White Flowers, Sun or Shade