Evergreen shrubs can be used to provide the landscape with year
round substance and color. Our photos include the most popular evergreens
used in landscapes today, such as
Arborvitae, Boxwoods, Hollies, Junipers, Firs, Pines and Spruce. Due to an ongoing expansion of our shrub photo library, you will find
our shrub photos divided among 5 shrub photo web pages:
EVERGREEN SHRUBS Click
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'Winter Gem' Winter Gem Korean Boxwood
Very hardy boxwood with glossy evergreen foliage. Plants take well to
shearing and make excellent hedges or individual plants. Growth to 4 ft
x 4 ft.
BUXUS x 'Green Mountain' Green
Cone-shaped, upright growth with
dark green foliage. Moderate growth to 5 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Used for
sempervirens 'Variegata' Variegated
Grow in partial to full sun. Slow
growth to 8 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide. Often used as a hedge plant.
'Filifera Aurea' Gold Thread Falsecypress
Bright yellow foliage year round.
Grows to 15 ft without regular shearing- keep it trimmed in small beds.
Very popular as a yellow accent plant. Some varieties are golder than
obtusa 'Compacta' Compact Hinoki Cypress Slow, compact growth to 6 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade.
obtusa 'Crippsii' Golden Hinoki Cypress Slow pyramidal growth to 12 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide. Sun to partial
shade. Protect foliage from winter winds.
obtusa 'Filicoides' Hinoki Fernspray Cypress Pyramidal, open growing
evergreen with growth to 6 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide. Emerald green foliage
is fern-like in appearance. Plant can be trimmed to make the growth more
obtusa 'Just Dandy' Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Globe shaped
growth making it wider than tall, good for small spaces. Zone 5
hardiness. It was selected from the best seedlings of 'Nana Gracilis' in
obtusa 'Nana' Nana Hinoki Cypress Slow growth to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade.
Interesting dark green foliage.
DAPHNE burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' Carol Mackie Daphne Slow growing semi-evergreen with pale pink fragrant blossoms
followed by red drupes in fall. Grows best in rich, well drained soils
in partial shade with adequate moisture levels. Leaves have a yellow
margin becoming creamy white. Best grown in foundation plantings, shrub
beds and along borders. Growth to 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Hardy in zones
5 to 8.
'Emerald Gaiety' 'Emerald Gaiety' Euonymus
Vine-like moderate to fast
growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide.
Great for a color contrast with its green and white variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.
'Emerald 'n Gold' 'Emerald 'n Gold' Euonymus
Moderate to fast growth
to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Great for a splash of color with its green and
gold variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.
'Sunspot' Sunspot Euonymus Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Grow in sun to
shade (sun brings out the best yellow variegation). Yellow branches add
to the colorful effect of the yellow and green leaves. Deer love to eat
ILEX aquifolium 'Aurea
Marginata' Yellow Edged English Holly Grow in partial sun in an area with some protection from winter
ILEX crenata 'Convexa' Convex leaf Japanese Holly Evergreen with slow to moderate growth and 'cupped' leaves. Needs
good drainage. Will get knocked-back by -10F to -20F winter
ILEX crenata 'Green Lustre' Japanese Holly Green Lustre Compact evergreen shrub with moderate growth for use in hedges,
masses or foundation plantings. Grows 4 ft tall and 8 ft wide in full
sun to partial shade. Protect from harsh winter winds.
ILEX crenata 'Helleri' Helleri Holly Compact evergreen shrub with slow to moderate growth in Zone 6 to 9
for use in hedges, masses or foundation plantings. Grows 3 ft tall and 4
ft wide in full sun to partial shade. Flowers attract bees.
ILEX crenata 'Steeds' Steeds Upright Holly Dense, pyramidal evergreen with dark green foliage. Use in hedges or
foundation plantings. Zone 6 to 9. Growth to 8 ft tall and 6 ft wide in
full sun to partial shade.
ILEX glabra 'Shamrock' Inkberry
Evergreen shrub with dark green
foliage. Used for hedges, groupings and accents. Slow to moderate growth
to 7 ft tall x 7 ft wide.
meserveae Blue Princess Holly
Dense, dark blue-green, evergreen foliage makes this hardy holly very popular in
the home landscape. Plants can reach 8 ft tall x 8 ft wide. Annual
shearing will help shape plant. Females get the red berries late in the
season if there is a male Holly in the vicinity. A very similar variety
is 'Blue Maid.'
meserveae 'Mesog' China Girl Holly
Lighter green leaf than the Blue Hollies, yet similar. Hardy, takes
shearing well. Growth to 8 ft x 8ft. Red berries.
JUNIPERUS chinensis 'Old Gold' Old Gold
Outstanding gold color with
growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft across.
JUNIPERUS conferta 'Blue Pacific' Blue
Pacific juniper Fast growing
blue-green evergreen that will tolerate more shade than most spreading
junipers. Height to 1 foot with 8 foot spread.
JUNIPERUS × pfitzeriana 'Sea
Green' Sea Green Juniper Fast growing, hardy evergreen
with arching branches is used for hedges, foundation plantings and
specimens. Grows best in full sun to 6 ft tall and 8 ft wide in Zone 4 -
JUNIPERUS procumbens nana Dwarf
Japanese Garden Juniper
Low spreading, bluish-green
evergreen foliage with dense growth. Attractive growing over a wall or
planted in a rock garden.
Prefers full sun. Another DLS
squamata 'Blue Star' Blue Star Juniper
Rich blue foliage year round. Compact, slow growing plant to 3 ft across.
Ideal for rock gardens and small beds. Nice plant.
virginiana 'Grey Owl' Grey
Silver gray foliage year round. Slow growing, hardy plant with growth to
3 ft tall and 6 ft wide. Use for hedges, mass plantings or shrub
borders. Grow in Zone 2 - 9 in full sun.
'Girard's Rainbow' Rainbow
Grow in shade to partial shade.
Slow to moderate arching growth to 4 ft tall x 5 ft wide. New leaves are
multi-colored with pink, white and yellow. Drooping white flowers.
Requires moist soil.
MAHONIA aquifolium Oregon
Often mistaken for holly, this
suckering evergreen grows best in partial to full shade in Zones 5 - 8.
Moderate growth to 6 ft tall and 5 ft wide with showy yellow flowers in
spring followed by bluish-black berries in late summer. Best in shady
areas: woodland gardens, groupings or as a foundation shrub.
MICROBIOTA decussata Russian
Moderate growth to 18" tall x 5
ft wide. Prefers moist soil in partial shade with some protection. Flat
evergreen sprays make it an attractive plant.
Variegated Holly Leaf Osmanthus Dwarf globe-shaped
plant that grows 3 to 6 inches per year and takes shearing well. Deer
resistant. Zone 4 hardiness. Spring growth flushed with pink turnings
creamy yellow in summer.
PICEA abies 'Mucronata' Dwarf
Dwarf spruce with compact growth
makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Prefers sun but
tolerates partial shade. Grows to a 5 ft height x 5 ft wide. Hardy to
PICEA abies 'Nidiformis' Bird's Next
Dwarf spruce with compact growth
makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Likes sun but
tolerates some shade. 3 ft height x 5 ft spread.
PICEA omorika 'Nana' Dwarf
This compact, slow growing
evergreen has dark green needles with silver bands. Tolerates urban
PICEA omorika 'Pimoko'
Pimoko Serbian Spruce Globe-shaped young plant
becoming an upright, broad shaped plant over time. Bluish-green foliage.
Zone 4 hardiness. Nice rock garden plant.
PICEA pungens glauca 'Globosa' Globe Blue
Slow to moderate growth from this
dwarf variety of Blue Spruce. Grafted on a 'standard' it has an
ornamental lollipop look and serves well as a specimen plant. Maintains
its shape well on its own, or it can be sheared for a uniform
PICEA pungens glauca 'Procumbens' Weeping
Excellent silver blue color and
weeping form. Remains low and spreading without staking. Displays best
when planted so it can weep over a wall.
PICEA sitchensis 'Papoose' Dwarf Sitka
Contrasting needles are dark
green underneath and silvery blue on top. Grows to 3 ft tall x 3 ft
wide. Excellent evergreen for a dwarf conifer collection, rock garden or
along a shrub border.
PIERIS japonica Andromeda
Evergreen with pendulous flowers
in the spring that resemble Lily of the Valley. 'Mountain Fire' variety
has red new growth. Slow growth in sun or shade. Watch for damage from
PINUS mugo Mugho Pine Evergreen with
moderate growth to 4 ft high and 7 ft wide. Trim new growth in June to
maintain tight shape. Watch for sawfly in May.
'Pumilio' Dwarf Mugho Pine
Slow growth on the true dwarf varieties-- standard varieties grow
faster. All varieties should have their candles
trimmed in June to keep the best shape. Watch for Sawfly
caterpillars in May.
Little Hedgehog Japanese White Pine
Miniature conifer which grows to 2 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Great for
small gardens, rock gardens and shrub borders. Hardy to Zone 5.
PINUS strobus 'Nana' Dwarf White
Soft, silver-green needles. Slow,
compact growth to 3 ft x 3 ft. Sun to partial shade. Sensitive to salt
TAXUS cuspidata 'Capitata' Pyramidal
Japanese Yew Pyramidal
evergreen with slow growth to 40 ft tall x 50 ft wide. Tolerates heavy
TAXUS x media 'Densiformis' Dense
Spreading Hybrid Yew A dense shrubby
form of Yew that lends itself well to foundation plantings. Moderate
growth to 9 ft tall x 12 ft wide.
TAXUS x media 'Hicksii' Hicks Yew Columnar evergreen
with moderate growth to 15 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Can be used for
evergreen hedges where deer aren't a problem.
THUJA occidentalis 'Hetzi
Midget' Hetz Midget
Dwarf evergreen with slow
ball-shaped growth to 2 ft x 2 ft. Ideal for rock gardens and small
beds. Grow in full sun.
THUJA occidentalis 'Lutea' George
Peabody Arborvitae Moderate rate of
pyramidal growth to 12 ft tall x 6 ft wide. Golden foliage creates a
THUJA occidentalis 'Rheingold' Dwarf
Golden-orange foliage year round.
Slow growing to 4 ft x 3 ft. Keeps a nice shape without trimming.
THUJA occidentalis 'Woodwardii' Globe
Rounded shrub with dark evergreen
foliage. Light shearing gives arborvitae additional strength and shape.
Watch for deer browsing on most arborvitaes.
THUJA plicata 'Whipcord' Whipcord
Glossy evergreen foliage grows
with a pendulous effect like a mop. Grows to 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.
TSUGA canadensis 'Cole's
Prostrate' Dwarf Weeping
Slow growing, graceful evergreen
foliage with prostrate growth that stays close to the ground. Sun to