SHRUBS - SMALL (not taller than 6 feet at maturity)

Common Name Scientific Name Height Remarks
Artemisia Powis Castle Artemisisa X 'Powis Castle' 1'-2' A low-growing herb with light grey, feathery foliage. Has high heat tolerance and will adapt to most soils. Usually evergreen.
Barberry, Redleaf Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 3'-5' Part sun/shade; semi-evergreen; red foliage all summer replaced by red fruit during winter; use caution as limbs are thorny.
Bridal Wreath Spirea Spirea cantoniensis 2'-6' Sun/partial-shade; deciduous; many, white, popcorn-looking blooms in spring; does not like heavy pruning; needs cold winter weather to bloom well.
Dwarf Burford Holly Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii Nana’ 5’ Sun/part shade; evergreen; small, white blooms, red berries in winter; slow grower.
Dwarf Chinese Holly Ilex cornuta ‘Rotunda nana’ 3’-4’ Sun/part shade; evergreen; small white blooms in spring, red berries in winter; leaves have sharp, needle points.
Dwarf Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’ 2’-3’ Sun/part shade; evergreen; small white blooms in spring; low, mounding shrub.
Fall Aster Aster oblongfolius 3' Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen; dramatic display of purple daisy-like blooms in fall; grey-green, low-growing, aromatic foliage that grows through summer.
Firebush Hamelia patens 3'-5' Heat and sun-loving perennial that grows larger each summer. A very tough plant that will reach up to five feet in diameter. Small, red tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Freezes to ground each winter.
Flame Acanthus Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii 3'-4' Sun; deciduous; small, orange-red, tubular blooms summer to frost; very heat tolerant; loved by hummingbirds; a Texas native.
Flowering Quince, Japanese Chaenomeles japonica 3' Sun/part shade; deciduous; blooms early spring in a variety of colors including pink, white, rosy, red-orange; very short blooming period; hummingbird friendly.
Glossy Abelia Abelia x grandiflora 4'-6' Sun/part shade; evergreen; small, delicate, bell-shaped white summer flowers, tinged pink; graceful arching branches.
Grayleaf Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus 3'-6' Sun/part shade; evergreen; small, white, 5-petaled flowers in summer, followed by bright red berries; dusty gray foliage.
Juniper Juniperus sp. 2'-5' Evergreen shrubs; many varieties available; sun
Mexican Honeysuckle Justicia spicigera 2’ Sun/part shade; evergreen; orange blooms throughout the year; loved by hummingbirds.
Plumbago Plumbago auriculata 2'-4' Sun/partial shade; deciduous; blue or white flower clusters summer through fall; informal growth habit; very high heat tolerance.
White Boneset Eupatorium havanense 2'-5' Sun/part shade; deciduous; fragrant white to pale pink flowers in fall; informal growth habit; high heat tolerance; a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds; a Texas native.