Shrub, a perennial plant, often referred to as a bush. Unlike an herb, a shrub has woody tissue in its stems, which last from season to season. Unlike a tree, a shrub is low growing and has many woody stems, which branch from a point at or near the ground.
Some shrubs, such as the blackberry, blueberry, currant, raspberry, and gooseberry, are grown for their fruit. Others are used in landscaping. Some flowering shrubs are the honeysuckle, rose, forsythia, mock orange, hydrangea, and lilac. The yew and the juniper are evergreen shrubs often used as ground cover and for decoration around buildings. The privet and the barberry make good hedges.