Shrubs

S & J Nursery’s North Florida

Shrubs for the Jacksonville

| St. Augustine Area Landscape

What makes a plant a
shrub? Is a shrub a bush…or is that something different?
How do these shrubs or
bushes fit into the North Florida Landscape and what is their function?

North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape…

How do I know what’s right for my garden?

There are three major considerations you will need to be familiar with before you start browsing for landscape
shrubs for the garden.

1 – Sun Exposure

Well first things first, you’ll need to see what type of sun exposure you have in the are you will want to plant
in. Is it full sun all day long? Or part sun being sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon or vise versa? Or
is it partially shaded by a large tree like a pine or an Oak or Maple in the area where it will receive sun for a
little bit in the morning and then filtered light throughout the day and sun again for a few hours in the
afternoon? Or just filtered light all day? Look at the area your thinking of adding landscape plantings to a few
times during the day preferably morning noon and evening to get a good picture of what affects the sun exposure to
the planting site.

2- Soil conditions

So after you’ve determined how much sun a given area gets during the day the next consideration will be what
type of soil the shrubs will be planted in? Is it clay, is the soil mostly sandy or nice black dirt that all of us
North Florida | Jacksonville| St. Augustine area gardeners dream about?

Soil conditions can effect what type of plant we choose and what amount of preparation needs done before
planting large areas of landscape. If you have really sandy soil or heavy clay soils you may consider amending the
entire area with some compost so that you can broaden the type of plant that will thrive in your landscaped area.
You don’t have to be stuck with Junipers and Schillings just because you have sandy soils, its just going to take
more initial work on your part to be able to plant a broader selection of plant material. If you have pretty good
darker colored dirt that drains fairly quickly after a rain you should only need just a bit of compost in each
planting hole at the time of installation to get your new plantings off to a good start.

3 – Water and Drainage

Last but definitely not least among preplanting concerns is water. How much of it is that area going to get and
how long does that water stick around once it gets it. Is there large thirsty trees near the planting area that
will be taking up alto of the available water from local rainfall?

What about what type of soil that was again? Sandy soils tend to be well draining and can literally dry out just
hours after being watered while clay soils seem to hold on to every drop of water for just days and days before
finally drying out.

Water and drainage conditions are the hardest obstacle’s to overcome in the landscape, and often the major
player in the long term health of our plants. Getting low lying areas with clay soils to drain during our Florida
rain season enough for plants that prefer well drained soils to thrive just isn’t going to happen long term. I cant
tell you how many times new homeowners planted a hedge row of ligustrums in an area that they did just great in
until the next years rain season hit, one tropical storm later and they all died seemingly overnight. On the other
end of the spectrum planting water loving plants like Hydrangea into a well drained really sandy soil is just
wasting water on a plant that is never going to be happy.

Getting familiar with the areas of your landscape after a rain helps you protect your investment. Knowing the
path that the water will take during a storm and how quickly does it go from soaked to dry when its all said and
done will help you to get the right plant for the right place. You’ll be amazed at how much variance you’ll find in
each landscape area.

S & J Nursery Low Growing Shrubs Perfect as Groundcovers

Juniper Blue Pacific

Juniper Blue Rug

Juniper Parsonii

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

S & J Nursery Smaller Shrubs for Foundation Plantings

Azalea Duc De Rohan

Azalea Red Ruffle

Holly Carissa

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Pacific

Juniper Blue Rug

Juniper Parsonii

Ligustrum Jack Frost

 Loropetalum Ruby

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Viburnum Walters Mrs. Schillers Delight

S & J Nursery the Happy Medium – Moderate Sized Shrubs

for Middle of the Border plantings

Azalea Duc De Rohan

Azalea Duchess of Cypress

Azalea Fashion

Azalea Red Ruffle

Holly Carissa

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Gold Lace

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

 Loropetalum Ruby

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

S & J Nursery Larger Shrubs for the Back of Borders

and Foundation Plantings

Anise, Red

Anise, Yellow

Azalea Duchess of Cypress

Azalea Fashion

George Tabor Azalea

Azalea Formosa Lavender

Azalea Red Formosa

Azalea Southern Charm

White Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea

Juniper Blue Vase

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

Ligustrum Japonicum

Ligustrum Recurve

Loropetalum Burgundy

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

Loropetalum Zhuzhou

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum, Green

Podocarpus Macrophyllus / Japanese Yew

Tea Olive / Osmanthus fragrans

Texas Sage

Thryallis

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

S & J Nursery Flowering Shrubs for Added Curb Appeal

Azalea Duc De Rohan

Azalea Duchess of Cypress

Azalea Red Ruffle

Anise, Red

Azalea Fashion

Azalea Formosa Lavender

Azalea Formosa Red

Azalea George Tabor

Azalea Southern Charm

White Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea

Indian Hawthorne

Loropetalum Burgundy

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

 Loropetalum Ruby

Loropetalum Zhuzhou

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Green Pittosporum

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Tea Olive / Osmanthus fragrans

Texas Sage

Thryallis

Viburnum Walters Mrs. Schillers Delight

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

S & J Nursery Fragrant Shrubs

Anise, Red

Anise, Yellow

Pittosporum, Green

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Tea Olive

S & J Nursery Shrubs for Foliage Color in Northern Florida

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Vase

Juniper Gold Lace

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

Ligustrum Jack Frost

Loropetalum Burgundy

 Loropetalum Ruby

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

Loropetalum Zhuzhou

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum Variegated

Texas Sage

S & J Nursery Shrubs for Privacy Screens and Barriers

Anise, Yellow

Juniper Blue Point

Juniper Blue Vase

Ligustrum Japonicum

Ligustrum Recurve

Loropetalum Burgundy

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

Loropetalum Zhuzhou

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum, Green

Pittosporum Variegated

Podocarpus Macrophyllus / Japanese Yew

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

Sweet Viburnum Odoratissimum

Tea Olive / Osmanthus fragrans

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

Walters Viburnum

S & J Nursery Shrubs for Moist Garden Sites

in the North Florida Area

Anise, Red

Anise, Yellow

Holly Dwarf Burfordii

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Viburnum Walters Mrs. Schillers Delight

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

Walters Viburnum

S & J Nursery Drought Tolerant Shrubs for Low Water

Gardening and Xeroscapes

Green Pittosporum

Holly Carissa

Holly Dwarf Burfordii

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Pacific

Juniper Blue Point

Juniper Blue Rug

Juniper Blue Vase

 Juniper Gold Lace

Juniper Parsonii

Ligustrum Japonicum

Ligustrum Jack Frost

Ligustrum Recurve

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum Variegated

Podocarpus Macrophyllus / Japanese Yew

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

Sweet Viburnum Odoratissimum

Texas Sage

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

S & J Nursery Salt Tolerant Shrubs for Northern Florida

Green Pittosporum

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Pacific

Juniper Parsonii

Juniper Blue Rug

Ligustrum Japonicum

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

 Ligustrum Recurve

Ligustrum Jack Frost

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Podocarpus Macrophyllus / Japanese Yew

Texas Sage

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

S & J Nursery Shrubs for the Shaded Areas of

the North Florida Landscape

Anise, Red

Anise, Yellow

Azalea Duc De Rohan

Azalea Duchess of Cypress

Azalea Fashion

Azalea Formosa Lavender

Azalea Red Formosa

Azalea Red Ruffle

Azalea George Tabor

Azalea Southern Charm

White Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea

Green Pittosporum

Holly Carissa

Holly Dwarf Burfordii

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

S & J Nursery Shrubs for Full Hot Florida

Sunny Spots in the Landscape

Anise, Yellow

Green Pittosporum

Holly Carissa

Holly Dwarf Burfordii

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Pacific

Juniper Blue Point

Juniper Blue Rug

Juniper Blue Vase

 Juniper Gold Lace

Juniper Parsonii

 Ligustrum Japonicum

Ligustrum Recurve

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

Ligustrum Jack Frost

Loropetalum Burgundy

 Loropetalum Ruby

Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

Loropetalum Zhuzhou

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Pittosporum Variegated

Pittosporum Wheelers Dwarf

Podocarpus Macrophyllus / Japanese Yew

Sweet Viburnum Odoratissimum

Tea Olive / Osmanthus fragrans

Thryallis

Texas Sage

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

Viburnum Walters Mrs. Schillers Delight

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

Walters Viburnum

S & J Nursery’s “Florida Friendly” Landscape Shrub Selections

Anise, Red

Anise, Yellow

Holly Schilling’s Dwarf

Indian Hawthorne

Juniper Blue Rug

Ligustrum Japonicum

Ligustrum Recurve

Variegated Ligustrum Howardii

Ligustrum Jack Frost

Pineapple Guava / Feijoa

Sweet Viburnum Odoratissimum

Viburnum Suspensum / Sandankwa Viburnum

Viburnum Walters Mrs. Schillers Delight

Viburnum Walters Whorled Class

Walters Viburnum