Shrubs over 1 m

Shrubs abound in Australia, ranging from low ground hugging ones to those up to 6 metres tall. All have multiple woody stems.

This section focuses on those in the range of 1 to 6 metres tall, which form the bulk of the mid layer of the garden. Such shrubs have multiple uses in the garden:

  • Anchoring a house into the landscape
  • Acting as a hedge or screen
  • Screening sections of the garden to create room or  creating privacy
  • As accent plants with their interesting forms
  • Mass planted for high impact
  • As habitat for birds, particularly small ones, and other creatures

Currently, there are over 510 shrubs profiled in this category. Click on each picture to go to a more detailed profile.

Shrubs of different heights and textures, image Heather Miles