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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'
  • Man’s body found in bushes
    KUANTAN: The fully clothed body of a young man was found in the bushes at Km21 Jalan Pintasan Kuantan-Gebeng, near Gebeng police station here at 8 am today. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'
  • Man drives off I-64 ramp into bushes in Norfolk
    NORFOLK An accident on an eastbound I-64 exit ramp at I-264 occurred just before noon today after a man driving a dark blue pickup swerved to his left off the ramp and down a grassy expanse into bushes. Tyler Clevenger of Norfolk, who was driving behind the man, said this afternoon in a phone interview that he pulled over and ran down the hill to check on the man. Read more on this news related to 'Bushes'

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