shrub

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shrub

a woody plant less than 10 metres high in which there are abundant side branches and no real trunk.
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In unburned valleys, the upper edge of the montane forest has been creeping up slope, while the grasslands have been becoming taller and shrubbier than before.
Purple bougainvillea has a shrubbier growth habit than the other colors and is the best candidate of the group for use as a flowering hedge, although it will also grow as a vine if given wire or fishing line to guide its growth.
If plants have grown leggy, however, they can be cut back to encourage shrubbier growth.