At the Garden Spot Nursery, we offer year-round selections of shrubs to include both evergreen and deciduous varieties. Evergreens keep their leaves/foliage throughout the year while deciduous species react to colder weather by dropping their leaves.
What are Shrubs?
Shrubs differ from trees in that they typically have multiple main stems growing up from the ground instead of the one large trunk that trees have. They usually have heights that do not exceed 10 to 13 feet and are often called bushes as well. Shrubs offer a great dynamic to any landscaped area because they bring the green to our level. Taller trees provide shade and perspective while perennials and annuals give us a whirlwind of color and textures.
Evergreen vs Deciduous
Evergreens keep their leaves/foliage throughout the year while deciduous species react to colder weather by dropping their leaves. One of our most common evergreens is local azaleas. Even though they typically only flower in the spring, we enjoy their deep green-hued leaves throughout the year. On the other hand, the equally brightly-colored hydrangeas are a deciduous species. We covet their beautiful blooms in the spring and summer, but by late fall and early winter, we expect to only find the bare brown branches left standing.
Regardless of if you are looking for evergreen or deciduous shrubs, or maybe a combination of the two, your favorite Slidell nursery, the Garden Spot, has the plants you need. Come in and check out some of our other favorites including gardenias, Indian Hawthornes, and boxwoods.
Shrubs help provide habitat and food for animals and even help protect against erosion.