Shrubs are woody plants typically less than 15 feet tall at maturity and branched close, or at, the base. These plants are often fast growing, adaptable to wide variety of sites, and drought tolerant.
Shrubs are often used for outside rows of windbreaks, providing food and cover for small animals including upland birds and songbirds. Shrubs create an “edge” effect needed for good upland bird habitat. In addition, many of the shrubs offered through the Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program provide edible fruit able to be used for jellies, jams, and pies. Shrubs also may used in conjunction with deciduous trees for soil stabilization because of their dense root systems.
The Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program proudly offers these bare-root shrub seedlings.