Moderate Sized Shrubs

S & J Nursery’s Guide to

Moderate or Mid Sized Shrubs

for Northeast Florida

In the Landscape your mid size shrub will normally be your middle layer of three foundation layers. The size of these plants will be determined by the size of the tallest layer or your backdrop shrub. For some that will be a 4 ft height and then this middle layer will need to grow to or be kept at somewhere around 2-3 ft. For others this middle layer may need to be no higher than that 2 ft mark due to low windows etc. forcing the backdrop layer to be at an already low height – those shrubs may also be found in the low growing listing.

Abelia, Glossy

Abelia Rose Creek

Abelia Sunshine Daydream

Anise, Florida Sunshine

Anise Florida Sunshine foliage up close St Augustine Florida

Anise, Forest Green

Azalea, Conversation Piece (Rhododendron ‘Conversation Piece‘)

    Azalea Dutchess of Cypress

     Azalea Fashion

      Belindas Dream Shrub Rose

Rose Belindas Dream opening bud

     Bottlebrush ‘Dwarf Macarthur’

Bottlebrush Dwarf Macarthur blooms

Bottlebrush ‘Little John’

Dwarf Bottlebrush Little John Better John


Boxwood Little leaf or Japanese Boxwood foliage and stems

     Dwarf Podocarpus ‘Pringles’

Podocarpus dwarf Pringles

Gallberry / Inkberry

Holly Carissa

Carissa Holly foliage up close

Holly Compacta

     Holly Dwarf Burfordii

Holly Dwarf Burfordii with berries St. Augustine Florida

     Holly Ilex Schillings Dwarf

Schillings used as an edging plant in a formal garden setting around statues in the BahamasBahamas

Ligustrum Sunshine

Loropetalum Crimson Fire

Loropetalum Dwarf Ever Red

Loropetalum Jazz Hands

     Loropetalum Plum Delight / Pizzazz

Loropetalum Plum delight nursery crop

Loropetalum Purple Pixie

Loropetalum Red Chocolate

     Loropetalum Ruby

Loropetalum Ruby foliage with new growth

     Pittosporum Green

Green pittosporum with fragrant blooms

     Pittosporum Variegated

variegated Pittosporum foliage

Rose Butterfly Mutabilis

Butterfly Rose Bloom color change

     Rose Knockout Blush

Knockout Blush

     Rose Knockout Pink Single

Knockout single pink blooms

      Rose Knockout Pink Double

      Rose Knockout Red Single

Knockout Rose red crop in nursery containers

      Rose Knockout Red Double

Red Knockout Rose Double

Rose Lemoncello

Limoncello Rose Nursery Crop in three gallon containers

Rosemary ‘Barbeque’

Rosemary ‘Tuscan Blue’

     Walters Viburnum ‘Whorled Class’

Dwarf Walters Viburnum Whorled class blooms open above the foliage

     Walters Viburnum

Walters Viburnum in bloom , nursery 3 gallon crop St. Augustine Florida