Shrubs is the generic term for woody, multi-stemmed plants, usually broad-leaved, although some are conifers. They variously deliver several important functions to the garden designer. They are perennials, so they make up a great deal of the persistent, evolving structure of the garden. Depending upon the species and how they are managed, they can provide dense screening, or strong complementary shapes, or extensive ground cover. They can be loved for the shapes, colours and scents of their flowers, foliage and stems. They can provide structural support to other plant species. And they can be selected to do any of or all of these things at once.
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