A wide variety of shrubs encompass the evergreen shrub category. These evergreen plants range from flowering evergreens to ground covers (Junipers) and hedges (Yews and Hollies). Some excellent choices for flowering evergreens are azaleas, (rhododendron family), rhododendrons, gardenias, and the gorgeous Mountain Laurel Olympic Fire. A great choice for a very fast growing hedge or specimen plant is the Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex). Boxwoods (Buxus family) are often used in the landscape as well. They have a long life, display bright green colors, and they can be trimmed and shaped almost at will. The American Holly (Ilex opaca) is the traditional holly most people think of and it is our best selling evergreen shrub.
Most evergreen shrubs are long-lived and easy to maintain. When planted in favorable sites, they are more disease resistant and hardy. The number one reason for growing evergreen plants is the seasonal contrast they lend to a landscape. . Color contrasts may be created in many ways. Combine bluish green colors, light green colors, and the shiny leaves of dark green plants. If you intermingle a variety of these evergreens, an array of color will form and create an amazing landscape for you. Along with their continuous color, evergreens provide shelter and food for wildlife. For more information click on any picture or call nature Hills at 888.864.7663.