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New Orleans Shrubs for Sale from Southern City Farm

New Orleans shrubs are perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, rainfall, and have also adapted to our soils and pests.

Here at Southern City Farm, we offer a wide selection of native shrubs such as camellias, azaleas, and boxwood.

These natives attract numerous pollinators, from butterflies and native bees to other animals such as hummingbirds, so be sure to add shrubs for landscaping in your garden.

Wholesale Landscaping Shrubs and Bushes in New Orleans

We all know what shrubs are and what they look like, but not many of us know the difference between a shrub and a tree or why we should prefer one over the other.

A shrub is known as a woody plant that’s smaller than a tree and has a rounded shape in general. The main difference between the two is that a shrub has several main stems growing from the ground level, rather than one trunk.

However, the phrase “smaller than a tree” is a bit misleading — in fact, shrubs can vary in size: from covering the ground right up to growing huge bushes.

Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your NOLA Garden

  • Landscaping shrubs and bushes are a critical part of every garden’s ecosystem. They improve soil stability, provide shade, enhance air quality, and make homes for all kinds of wildlife. Of course, having bushes and small trees are also gorgeous to look at, especially when you add seasonal shrubs for landscaping.
  • Planting shrubs in the right location can help to lower your energy bills during the winter and summer months. To benefit year-round, be sure to plant a shrub that does well in our climate, such as camellias if you need a shrub for the front of the house.
  • Another use for the aesthetic value of shrubs is that they can protect you from unattractive views, such as your neighbor’s junkyard. With a flowering shrub such as an azalea, you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee on the patio while admiring its beauty, rather than seeing something rather unpleasant.
  • The best evergreen shrubs, such as boxwood can add another level of privacy and security in your home. Just a few of these can keep you hidden away from prying eyes while making a beautiful statement piece to any front yard or garden.
  • Landscaped properties have a greater value than their bare counterparts. Having a collection of trees, along with flowering shrubs and perennial shrubs are appreciated because it can take some time for them to fully grow. In addition, houses that have an established landscape have 5%-20% higher value than those that don’t.

Here are Our Selection of Shrubs for Landscaping


The South is the heart of camellia country, and although it seems that these beautiful flowers must’ve been born here, they actually hail from eastern and southern Asia.

There are more than 3,000 named kinds of camellias that exist, all in a remarkable range of forms, colors, and sizes.

If you live in the Upper or Tropical South and have problems growing camellias, there’s no need to panic.

We now provide hybrids that flourish in the extreme temperatures found in both regions. So don’t hesitate to start your landscaping goals with us.


Azaleas are some of the most favorite shrubs in the South. While many people think of them as an entirely different species, they actually belong to the genus Rhododendron, which represents more than 800 species and 10,000 different plants.

Even if you’re not familiar with the two, there is one obvious difference between them: rhododendrons have much larger leaves in general.

However, if we look at it from a technical perspective, we can tell them apart from the bell-shaped flowers of the rhododendron, while azalea blooms are typically funnel-shaped. As mentioned above, azaleas are beautiful to look at, so if you’re in the market to get some of these in your front yard, look no further than Southern City Farm.


Boxwood shrubs are a genus of around 70 species of the family Buxaceae.

These slow-growing evergreen shrubs are typically grown in warmer climates. There are, however, new varieties that can handle the cold.

They are some of the most popular shrubs in the United States and are typically grown into hedges.

If you’d like, you can also trim and prune these shrubs into a topiary, while more advanced gardeners can grow them into a bonsai. If you so choose, you can even grow these in garden planters to use them all year long.

Get the Best Shrubs in New Orleans, LA

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