Shrubs are wood based, deciduous and evergreen plants that are thought of as the 'backbone' of the garden. They are generally smaller than trees and are rounded in shape. A shrub will usually posses a number of main stems from the ground rather than just one trunk. Shrubs provide a range of colour to the garden with its coloured stems and beautiful foliage and they often possess fragrant flowers and berries. They can provide much needed food and shelter for wildlife as well as providing an all year round interest.
Most roses derive from the shrub bush, which many people love to grow in the UK. There are many varieties of shrub both deciduous and evergreen and are considered to add structure to any garden.