Shrubs

Aesthetically Pleasing Shrubs in Long Island

 Shrubs can really improve the aesthetic appeal of your property. At Olsens Nursery, you can choose from flowering or evergreen shrubs and sometimes both! We also offer dwarf and miniature shrubs all the way to privacy behemoths. We have windbreak and privacy shrubs available in quantity.

Abelia

● Drought tolerant 
● 3-6 ft.tall and 3-6 ft. wide 
● Semi-evergreen 
● Sun to partial shade

Andromeda

● 4-6 ft tall 
● Gets white flowers in spring 
● Fragrant
● Partial shade  

Arborvitae

● Evergreen
● Full Sun
● Easy to Trim
● Low Maintenence

Aucuba 

● 6-10 ft tall
● Partial shade
● Grows more as foliage then flowering

Azalea 

● Many varieties, some reblooming 
● Ranges from 2-10 ft tall
● Easy to trim and maintain 

Boxwood

● Evergreen, low maintenance
● Sun to partial shade
● Some have variegated leaves

Buddleia

● Aka Butterfly Bush
● Fragrant flowers, many colors
● Attracts butterflies, bees
● About 4-5ft in each direction

Callicarpa

● Deciduous
● Use as Hedge
● Pink flowers in summer
● Full sun to part sun

Camellia

● 7-12ft tall
● Native to East Asia
● Leathery, glossy green leaves

Caryopteris 

● Aka bluebeard
● Attracts butterflies
● Drought tolerant
● 2-4ft tall

Cedar

● Threadlike leaves
● Grows 4-5ft tall
● Also comes in tree form
● Full sun

Chaste tree

● 3-10ft tall
● Fragrant purple flowers
● Attracts butterflies
● Full sun

Clethra

● 4-8ft tall
● Low maintenance
● White flowers
● Fragrant flowers

Crape myrtle

● Red, white, pink, purple
● Very common, many varieties
● Can be grown as tree or shrub
● Full sun

Daphne

● 3-5ft tall
● Full sun to part sun
● Fragrant purple flowers
● Early spring bloom

Deutzia

● Use as a hedge
● Low maintenance
● Clay soil tolerant
● 2-5ft tall

Lilac

● Full sun to light shade
● Attracts bees and butterflies
● Fragrant flowers

Euonymus

● Grow as a hedge
● Low maintenance
● Variegated leaf
● Full sun

Forysithia

● Bright yellow flowers
● Blooms early spring
● Full to part sun
● Easy to grow

Heather

● Broadleaf evergreen
● Rose pink to purplish pink
● Low maintenance
● Prefers a moist and cool climate

Holly

● Low maintenance
● Full sun to part sun
● Females get red berries
● Used as hedge or border

Hydrangea

● Several varieties
● Pink, blue, white, purple flowers
● Full sun to part sun
● Flower colors can be changed with lime

Juniper

● Evergreen shrub
● Easy to trim
● Full tsun
● Can be used as border

Leucothoe

● Part sun
● 2-4ft tal
● White flowers in May
● Dark green, textured leaves

Loropetalum

● 6-10ft tall
● Pink evergreen foliage
● Full sun
● White flowers in early spring

Ninebark

● 5-8ft tall
● Drought tolerant
● Full sun to part shade
● White and pink flowers

Nandina

● Green leaves with red accents
● Semi-deciduous
● Part sun
● Some varieties have yellow foliage

Osmanthus

● Aka False Holly
● Very similar appearance to Holly
● Spiked leaves but yellow green foliage
● Dioecious (Male and Female plants)

Photinia

● Aka Fraser’s Photinia
● 10-15ft tall
● White flowers in spring
● Full sun to part sun

Privet

● Typical hedge shrub
● Easy to grow and maintain
● Low maintenance
● Used as a barrier or border

St John’s Wort

● Yellow berries in summer
● 2-5ft
● Full sun to part sun
● Use as a hedge

Rhododendron

● Shade bush
● Variety of colors
● 3-5ft tall
● Attracts butterflies

Roses

● Many varieties
● Low growing and taller ones
● White, red, pink, yellow
● Full sun

Skimmia

● 3-4ft tall
● 1 male needed for every 6 females
● Females produce berries
● Full shade

Skip Laurel

● 10-18ft tall
● Aka Cherry Laurel
● Full sun to part shade
● Fruit like cherries

Spirea

● White, pink, yellow flowers
● Attracts butterflies
● Easy to grow
● Full sun

Vibirnum

● Sun to part shade
● Disease resistant
● Blooms early spring
● Fragrant, white flowers

Weigelia

● Pink flowers
● Deep purple foliage
● 6-12ft tall
● Full sun

Willow

● Comes in shrub, weeping tree
● Full sun to part sun
● 4-6ft tall
● Fast growing
Enhance your landscaping with hardy and beautiful plants! Call our nursery at (631) 265-8093.
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