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Deciduous Shrubs List

Deciduous Shrubs List

A shrub could be defined as a miniature version of a tree, having multiple stems, and with a shorter height. This article gives you a deciduous shrubs list to refer to.
Rajib Singha
Popular among landscaping applications, shrubs are multi-stem plants which range from being small and dense to tall and thin. Shrubs make wonderful addition to locations like parks, gardens, etc. because of the way they branch, their flowers, fall leaf and twigs color in winter. They are basically of two types; evergreen and deciduous. Evergreen shrubs are subdivided according to their leaf types; broad and needle. These shrubs, as the name suggests, are not subjected to any seasonal change thus, bearing foliage throughout the year. Deciduous shrubs, on the other hand, are characterized by shedding of their leaves or losing their foliage, during the cold or dry season, depending on the climate.
The below list comprises names of some common species of deciduous shrubs and their color (of leaves, flowers or fruits). The list follows no particular order.

Shrubs Color
Japanese Barberry Reddish-purple foliage
Kelsey dogwood Reddish-purple
Korean Boxwood Orangish-brown winter color
Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle Bronze colored in spring and fall
Cranberry cotoneaster Red
Globe Caragana Dark green foliage
Pygmy Caragana Gray-green foliage
Annabelle Hydrangea Yellow-green color
Daphne Pink flowers
Dwarf Euonymus Blue-green needle like leaves
Alpine currant Yellow
'Grow-low' sumac Reddish-purple
Dwarf Snowflake Mock Orange Fragrant white flowers
Potentilla Green foliage
Hancock coralberry Blue-green leaves
Black chokeberry Orangish-red
Bumald Spirea Purple Red foliage in fall
Japanese White Spirea Dark green leaves
Snowmound Spirea Dull blue-green leaves
Butterfly bush Purple
Dwarf Viburnum Dark green foliage
Yucca Greenish white flowers
Dwarf burning bush Red
Flowering quince Dark glossy green color in spring
Azalea Pink flowers
Korean Barberry Yellow flowers
'Isanti' dogwood Reddish-purple
Bailey Compact American Cranberrybush Red growing tips
Dwarf Korean Lilac (Palibin Dwarf Bronzy-purple fall color
Golden vicary privet Golden yellow foliage
Hardy Shrub Roses All rose colors
Threelobe Spirea Bluish green leaves
Russian sage Silvery-green or blue-grey color foliage
Weigela Deep green foliage flushed with red
Buffaloberry Grayish-green leaves
Cistena plum Purple
Nanking Cherry pinkish-white flowers
Black Chokeberry Glossy dark green holly-like leaves
Threeleaf sumac (skunkbush) Yellow-orange-red
Golden currant Reddish-purple
Dwarf arctic willow Green foliage
Hedge Cotoneaster (Peking) Dark glossy green leaves
Variegated Dogwood Green leaves
Prairie Fire Golden Dogwood Golden leaves and red twigs
Vanhoutte spirea Bronze
Snowberry Glossy green color
'Miss Kim' lilac Reddish-purple
Yellowtwig Dogwood Whitish-blue fruits
Serviceberry (Juneberry) Yellow-orange-red
Forsythia Yellow flowers
Galahad Mockorange Dark green leathery foliage
Siberian peashrub Yellow
Dwarf Ninebark Green foliage
Peking cotoneaster Reddish-orange
Spindletree Reddish-purple
Double Flowering Plum (Rose Tree of China) Double pink blooms
Forsythia Yelloish-purple
Purpleleaf Sandcherry (Prunus cistena) Purple-red foliage
Beautybush Bronze
Ash Leaf Spirea Pinkish-red foliage
Cheyenne privet Deep green foliage
Van houtte Spirea blue-green color
Arrowwood Viburnum Glossy dark green leaves
Common ninebark Yellowish-red
Nanking (Manchu) cherry Yellow
Common Caragana (Siberian Peashrub) Yellow pea-like flowers
American Cranberrybush Viburnum White flowers and red fruits
Double flowering plum Double pink flowers
Common chokecherry Yellow
Sargent Cranberry Yellowish-red fall color
Pagoda Dogwood Pale yellow flowers; blue-black fruits
Columnar buckthorn (Tallhedge) Yellow
Redosier Dogwood White flowers and white berries
Smooth sumac Reddish-orange
Siberian Dogwood Light bluish white fruits
Staghorn sumac Reddish-orange
American Elder Purple-black fruits
European Red Elder Golden dissected leaves
Pussywillow Bluish gray
Golden elder Yellow-green foliage
Chinese lilac Yellow
Canada lilac Yellow
Burkwood viburnum Orangish-red foliage in fall
Common (French Hybrid) Lilac Green foliage
Korean Early Lilac Red-purplish fall color
Wayfaring tree viburnum Purplish-bronze
Preston Hybrid Lilac Lime green foliage
Nannyberry viburnum Red-orange-purple
Golden Mockorange Yellow-green foliage
European cranberrybush viburnum Reddish-purple
Virginal Mockorange Light gray to gray in color
Alleghany viburnum Purplish-bronze
American cranberrybush viburnum Reddish-purple
Tamarisk Pink flowers
Wayfaring-tree Viburnum white flowers and red fruits
Columnar Buckthorn Glossy green foliage and red berries

Before we conclude, you may want to have a quick look at the list of some deciduous trees as well. Some of the names may look familiar, while some may not. The list follows...
  • Acer pentaphyllum
  • Acer palmatum
  • Acer buergerianum
  • Acer griseum
  • Acer rubescens
  • American Hornbeam
  • Amur MaplePyrus calleryana
  • Betula jacquemonti
  • Carpinus betulus
  • Cedrela sinensis
  • Cercis canadensis
  • Cercis siliquastrum
  • Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
  • Cercidphyllum japonicum
  • 'Morioka's Weeping'
  • Cornus kousa 'Beni Fuji'
  • Common Persimmon
  • Dogwood
  • Davidia involucrata
  • Fagus sylvatica
  • Franklinia alatamaha
  • Freeman maple
  • Henry Maple
  • Heritage River Birch
  • Japanese Whitespire Birch
  • Japanese Maple cult
  • Laburnum vossii
  • Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Magnolia
  • Albizia julibrissin
  • Norway maple
  • Nyssa sinensis
  • Nyssa sylvatica
  • Oxydendrum arboreum
  • Pistacia chinensis
  • Parrotia persica
  • Pyrus calleryana
  • Red Maple
  • Stewartia monadelpha
  • Southern Sugar Maple
  • Trident Maple
  • Tatarian Maple
  • Three flower Maple
  • 'Winter King' Hawthorne
  • Purpleleaf European Beech
  • Yellow wood
Although this article has covered the major species of deciduous shrubs found in the world, it might have missed out on some names. So if you happen to come across some which should have been included in this list, then let us know about it. The comment box always awaits your precious feedback. Cheers!
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