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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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  • Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'
  • It's a Battle of the Bushes in Georgia Senate Race
    Former President George H.W. Bush backs the Republican in Georgia's Senate race while his son Neil Bush supports rival Democratic candidate. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'
  • Police find firearms in bushes close to luxury city apartments
    POLICE have found two firearms in bushes next to a luxury housing development as part of an investigation into gangland crime in Glasgow. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'

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