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Great Plants for Containers: shrub
Plant Name Common Name(s) Height (ft.) (m.) Type
Abelia × grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ PBR gold-variegated abelia 3' 0.9m shrub
Daphne × transatlantica ‘Blafra’ ETERNAL FRAGRANCE ™ hybrid daphne 3' 0.9m shrub
Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ SUNSHINE BLUE® golden bluebeard 4' 1.2m shrub
Berberis darwinii Darwin's barberry 5' 1.5m shrub
Berberis × gladwynensis ‘William Penn’ William Penn barberry 5' 1.5m shrub
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Concorde’ dwarf purpleleaf Japanese barberry 2' 0.6m shrub
Forsythia ‘Fiesta’ variegated forsythia 4' 1.2m shrub
Buxus sempervirens common boxwood 7' 2.1m shrub
Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ edging boxwood 2' 0.6m shrub
Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureovariegata’ variegated boxwood 5' 1.5m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Variegata’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Berberis thunbergii ‘Goruzam’ GOLDEN RUBY® dwarf golden-edged Japanese barberry 1' 0.3m shrub
Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’ variegated yucca 3' 0.9m shrub
Erica × darleyensis ‘Darley Dale’ Darley heath 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Erica × darleyensis ‘Kramer's Rote’ Darley heath 1.3' 0.4m shrub
Erica × darleyensis ‘Silberschmelze’ Darley heath 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Erica × darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Darley heath 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Pirbright Rose’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Porter's Red’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Rubinteppich’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica carnea ‘Vivellii’ winter heath .5' 0.2m shrub
Erica cinerea ‘C.D. Eason’ bell heather .8' 0.2m shrub
Sarcococca confusa sweetbox 3' 0.9m shrub
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis dwarf sweetbox 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Sarcococca hookeriana var. hookeriana sweetbox 3' 0.9m shrub
Sarcococca ruscifolia sweetbox 3' 0.9m shrub
Pieris japonica ‘Cavatine’ dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub 2' 0.6m shrub
Pieris japonica ‘Variegata’ variegated lily-of-the-valley shrub 5' 1.5m shrub
Ilex crenata ‘Dwarf Pagoda’ dwarf Japanese holly 2' 0.6m shrub
Kalmia latifolia ‘Elf’ dwarf mountain laurel 3' 0.9m shrub
Kalmia latifolia ‘Minuet’ mountain laurel 2.5' 0.8m shrub
Corylopsis pauciflora buttercup winterhazel 6' 1.8m shrub
Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ golden winterhazel 4' 1.2m shrub
Fothergilla gardenii dwarf witch alder 5' 1.5m shrub
Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’ witch alder 6' 1.8m shrub
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Purpureus’ purple-leaf false holly 8' 2.4m shrub
Heptacodium miconioides seven-son flower 20' 6.1m shrub
Enkianthus perulatus white enkianthus 6' 1.8m shrub
Camellia × williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ hybrid camellia 8' 2.4m shrub
Camellia × williamsii ‘Donation’ hybrid camellia 8' 2.4m shrub
Camellia × williamsii ‘J.C. Williams’ hybrid camellia 8' 2.4m shrub
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’ dwarf purpleleaf Japanese barberry 1' 0.3m shrub
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’ hybrid rhododendron 3' 0.9m shrub
Rhododendron ‘Markeeta's Prize’ hybrid rhododendron 5' 1.5m shrub
Aucuba japonica ‘Serratifolia’ sawtoothed Japanese aucuba 7' 2.1m shrub
Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike’ variegated Japanese aucuba 6' 1.8m shrub
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ variegated Tartarian dogwood, red-twig dogwood, red-stem dogwood 8' 2.4m shrub
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’ compact strawberry tree 6' 1.8m shrub
Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ heather 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Camellia × vernalis ‘Yuletide’ Christmas camellia 7' 2.1m shrub
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus hort. gray-leaf cotoneaster 3' 0.9m shrub
Lonicera crassifolia creeping honeysuckle .4' 0.1m shrub
Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’ Japanese spirea 3' 0.9m shrub
Calluna vulgaris ‘Spring Torch’ heather 1.5' 0.5m shrub
Cotoneaster adpressus ‘Little Gem’ compact cotoneaster 1' 0.3m shrub
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pia’ compact mophead hydrangea 3' 0.9m shrub
Pieris japonica ‘Brookside Miniature’ dwarf columnar lily-of-the-valley shrub 3' 0.9m shrub
Vaccinium ovatum evergreen huckleberry 6' 1.8m shrub
Viburnum davidii David's viburnum 3' 0.9m shrub
Ilex aquifolium ‘Ferox Argentea’ hedgehog holly 15' 4.6m shrub
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ variegated false holly 5' 1.5m shrub
Fatsia japonica Japanese fatsia 6' 1.8m shrub
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’ compact heavenly bamboo 3' 0.9m shrub
Nandina domestica ‘Moon Bay’ compact heavenly bamboo 3' 0.9m shrub
Syringa pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’ dwarf Korean lilac 5' 1.5m shrub
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus’ variegated five-leaf aralia 7' 2.1m shrub
Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ BLACK LACE ™ purple cutleaf elderberry 8' 2.4m shrub
Hydrangea serrata ‘Little Geisha’ mountain hydrangea 4' 1.2m shrub
Hydrangea serrata ‘Miyama-yae-murasaki’ PURPLE TIERS ™ mountain hydrangea 4' 1.2m shrub
Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’ golden boxleaf honeysuckle 5' 1.5m shrub
Ilex crenata ‘Mariesii’ columnar Japanese holly 3' 0.9m shrub
Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina creeping alpine willow 2' 0.6m shrub
Salix purpurea ‘Nana’ dwarf purple osier 3' 0.9m shrub
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ mophead hydrangea 4' 1.2m shrub
Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’ mophead hydrangea 5' 1.5m shrub
Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni-gaku’ mountain hydrangea 5' 1.5m shrub
Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerows Gold’ variegated red-twig dogwood 10' 3.0m shrub