Shrubs, also described interchangeably as bushes, are small to medium-sized plants with woody above ground stems. With multiple stems and heights that are shorter than trees, shrubs are distinguished from bushes by being cultivated and shaped in garden settings (bushes are often understood as occurring in the wild) and more upright foliage (bushes have foliage that droop closer to the ground).
Shrubs are small to medium-sized plants that are smaller than trees and are characterized by their woody stems that occur above ground.
While there is no defined horticultural difference between the usage of the term shrub or bush, shrubs are generally understood to be plants that are cultivate and shaped in garden settings and typically have vertical foliage that doesn’t encroach the ground.
Hydrangeas and Lilacs are both very popular flowering shrubs that are iconic additions to any garden.