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A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m (15–20 ft) tall. A large number of plants can be either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience. Small, low shrubs such as lavender, periwinkle and thyme are often termed subshrubs.

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

Shrubs in common garden practice are generally broad-leaved plants, though some smaller conifers such as Mountain Pine and Common Juniper are also shrubby in structure. Shrubs can be either deciduous or evergreen.

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  • Local Residents Protest after Council Lets Park Bushes Grow to Hide People Having Sex
    Residents have accused a local council of leaving bushes overgrown in a public park, in order to keep sexual activity at the location hidden. The bushes in Dukes Mound Park in Brighton, East Sussex have been allowed to grow to between 15ft and 20ft tall. A gay cruising website states the location "stretches for about a quarter of a mile with lots of hiding pl Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'
  • Huge fire destroys bushes in Asir village
    A fire broke out on Monday in the agricultural terraces of Ablah village, north of Abha, and covered a 40,000 square meter area of trees and bushes. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'
  • Detectives, recruits continue to search murder scene
    NEW BRITAIN — As detectives looked under bushes and examined lawns on Roberts Street Monday morning, more than two dozen New Britain Police Academy recruits joined in the search for clues that might shed light on the unsolved shooting death of Cory Washington. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'

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