Shrub

A broom shrub in flower

A shrub or bush is a small- to medium-sized woody plant. Unlike herbs, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height, and are usually under 6 m (20 ft) tall.[1] Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs, generally less than 2 m (6.6 ft) tall, such as lavender, periwinkle and most small garden varieties of rose, are often termed "subshrubs".[2]

Use in parks

Euonymus bushes in a garden

An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or a garden is known as a shrubbery.[3] When clipped as topiary, suitable species or varieties of shrubs develop dense foliage and many small leafy branches growing close together.[4] Many shrubs respond well to renewal pruning, in which hard cutting back to a "stool" results in long new stems known as "canes".[clarification needed] Other shrubs respond better to selective pruning to reveal their structure and character.

Shrubs in common garden practice are generally considered broad-leaved plants, though some smaller conifers such as mountain pine and common juniper are also shrubby in structure. Species that grow into a shrubby habit may be either deciduous or evergreen.[5]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Struik
አማርኛ: ቁጥቋጦ
العربية: شجيرة
aragonés: Arbusto
asturianu: Arbustu
azərbaycanca: Kol
বাংলা: গুল্ম
беларуская: Куст
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Хмызьняк
български: Храст
Boarisch: Staud
bosanski: Žbun
català: Arbust
Чӑвашла: Тĕмĕ
čeština: Keř
chiShona: Gwenzi
dansk: Busk
Deutsch: Strauch
eesti: Põõsas
Ελληνικά: Θάμνος
español: Arbusto
Esperanto: Arbedo
euskara: Zuhaixka
فارسی: درختچه
français: Arbrisseau
Frysk: Strewel
Gaeilge: Tor
galego: Arbusto
한국어: 관목
हिन्दी: क्षुप
hrvatski: Grm
Ido: Arbusto
Bahasa Indonesia: Perdu
íslenska: Runni
italiano: Arbusto
עברית: שיח
Basa Jawa: Perdu
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಪೊದರು
Kapampangan: Palungpung
ქართული: ბუჩქი
қазақша: Бұта
Kiswahili: Kichaka
Latina: Frutex
latviešu: Krūms
lietuvių: Krūmas
magyar: Cserje
македонски: Грмушка
मराठी: झुडुपे
მარგალური: ბართვი
Bahasa Melayu: Pokok renek
Nederlands: Struik
नेपाली: बुट्यान
नेपाल भाषा: स्वांमा
日本語: 低木
norsk: Busk
norsk nynorsk: Busk
occitan: Arbust
олык марий: Тыгыдер
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਝਾੜੀ
Piemontèis: Erborin
polski: Krzew
português: Arbusto
română: Arbust
Runa Simi: Thansa
русский: Кустарник
саха тыла: Сэппэрээк
Scots: Buss
sicilianu: Troffa
Simple English: Shrub
slovenčina: Ker
slovenščina: Grmovnica
српски / srpski: Жбун
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Grm
suomi: Pensas
svenska: Buske
Tagalog: Palumpong
தமிழ்: புதர்
తెలుగు: పొద
тоҷикӣ: Бутта
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏚᏩᏱᏢ
Türkçe: Çalı
українська: Кущ
Tiếng Việt: Cây bụi
walon: Bouxhon
West-Vlams: Ut
Winaray: Palungpuno
粵語: 灌木
žemaitėška: Krūms
中文: 灌木