Small Shrubs for Sunny Areas

Most grow as wide as they do tall and flower at some time during the growing season. Useful as foundation plantings, small hedges, or as specimen plants in small gardens.

Barberry

Concord Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Concorde’

Height: 18-24″

Spread: 18-24″

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’ (‘Atropurpurea Nana’)

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′

Crimson Ruby Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Criruzam’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2′

Golden Jackpot Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Joyce’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2′

Golden Nugget Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Monlers’

Height: 12″

Spread: 18″

Golden Ruby Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Goruzam’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2′

Mini Salsa Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Mimi’

Height: 18-24″

Spread: 24-30″

Pygmy Ruby Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Pygruzam’

Height: 1.5′

Spread:3′

Sunsation Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ‘Monry’

Height: 3-4′

Spread: 4′

Blue Spirea

Blue Balloon Spirea

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Korball’

Height: 2.5′

Spread: 2′

Blue Mist Spirea

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blue Mist’

Height: 2.5- 3′

Spread: 2.5- 3′

Dark Knight Blue Spirea

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2′

Lil’ Miss Sunshine Blue Spirea

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Janice’

Height: 30-36″

Spread: 30-36″

Petit Bleu Blue Spirea

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘MiniBleu’

Height: 24- 30″

Spread: 24- 36″

Butterfly Bush

Flutter By Petite Blue Butterfly Bush

Buddleja x ‘Podaras #8’

Height: 24″

Spread: 30″

Lo & Behold Blue Chip Butterfly Bush

Buddleja x ‘Blue Chip’

Height: 1-2′

Spread:1-2′

Lo & Behold Petite Plum Butterfly Bush

Height:

Spread:

Lo & Behold Petite Snow Butterfly Bush

Height:

Spread:

Pugster Blue Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii ‘SMNBDBT

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′

Pugster Pink Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii ‘SMNBDPT

Height: 2′

Spread: 2-3′

Pugster White Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii ‘SMNBDW’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2-3′

Coralberry

Hancock Coralberry

Symphoricarpos x chenaultii ‘Hancock’

Height: 24″

Spread: 8′

Cotoneaster

Coral Beauty Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Coral Beauty’

Height: 1-2′

Spread: 6′

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Height: 3′

Spread: 6′

Prostrate Rock Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis ‘Perpusillus’

Height: 1-2′

Spread: 5-7′

Streib’s Findling Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Streibs Findling’

Height: 6″

Spread: 8′

Tom Thumb Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus ‘Tom Thumb’

Height: 1-2′

Spread: 5′

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster salicifolius

Height: 10-15′

Spread: 10-15′

Crape Myrtle

Berry Dazzle Crap Myrtle

Lagerstroemia ‘GAMAD VI’

Height: 3-4′

Spread: 3-4′

Forsythia

Gold Tide Forsythia

Forsythia x ‘Courtasol’

Height: 1-2′

Spread: 4′

Show Off Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia ‘Mindor’ 

Height: 5-6′

Spread: 5-6′

Springshine Forsythia

Forsythia x ‘SMFXGP’

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′

Starlett Forsythia

Forsythia x ‘Minfor6’

Height: 2-3′

Spread: 2-3′

Sugar Baby Forsythia

Forsythia x ‘NIMBUS’

Height: 18- 30″

Spread: 18- 30″

Lilac

Lo & Behold Lilac

Height:

Spread:

Pink Lilac

Syringa x ‘SMNJRPI’ 

Height: 30- 36″

Spread: 30- 36″

Purple Haze Lilac

Buddleja x ‘Purple Haze’

Height: 2-3′

Spread: 3- 3.5′

Lydia Broom

Genista lydia

Height: 1′

Spread: 2′

Mountain Mahogany

Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus intricatus

Height: 4-5′

Spread: 3-4′

Peashrub

Pygmy Peashrub

Caragana pygmaea

Height: 3-4′

Spread: 3-5′

Potentilla

Abbotswood Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′

Frosty Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Monsidh’

Height: 1.5- 2′

Spread: 3′

Goldfinger Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’

Height: 3′

Spread: 4′

Goldstar Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Star’

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′

Happyface Pink Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Kupinpa’

Height: 2-3′

Spread:2-3′

Happyface Yellow Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Lundy’

Height: 2-3′

Spread: 2-3′

Mango Tango Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Uman’

Height: 2′

Spread: 2′

Red Ace Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Red Ace’

Height: 2-3′

Spread: 3-4′

Sunset Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Sunset’

Height: 2′

Spread: 3′