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Evergreen Shrub Guide

 

Buxus :: Boxwood

A broadleaf evergreen shrub that has a place in most landscapes. This versatile plant is used in hedges, foundation planting, and screening around unsightly features. It does require an annual trimming, but can other than that it is a low maintenance plant. Tolerant of sun or shade and most soil conditions, it can be handle almost anywhere it is planted. Bonus - deer hate boxwoods!

Buxus x Arctic Emerald) :: 6-8' tall x 2' wide
Buxus x
(Franklins Gem) :: 15-18" tall x 24" wide
Buxus x (Green Gem Boxwood) :: 2' tall x wide
Buxus x (Green Mountain) :: 5' tall x 3' wide at base
Buxus x (Green Velvet) :: 3-4' tall x wide
Buxus x (Highlander) :: 6-7' tall x 3-4' wide
Buxus microphylla (Wedding Ring) :: 1-3' tall x 2-4' wide
Buxus macrophylla (Winter Gem) :: 2' tall x wide
Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima' (Variegated) :: 3-5' tall x 3-4' wide
Buxus sempervirens (Graham Blandy) :: 8-10' tall x 2' wide
Buxus sempervirens (Vardar Valley) :: 2-3' tall x 3-5' wide
Buxus sinica v. insularis (Sunburst Golden Variegated) :: 1-3' tall x 1-2' wide
Buxus sinica v. in. (Wee Willie) :: 2' tall x 2' wide

Chamaecyparis :: Falsecypress/Cedar/Hinoki Cypress

A wide genus that is part of the cypress family. Plant varieties range from conical tree forms to low spreading shapes. These soft needle evergreens typically grow rather slowly, with some only growing 3-5' over a span of 10 years.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lake Erie Blue Upright Falsecypress) :: 10' tall x 5' wide
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii' (Cripps Golden Hinoki Cypress) :: 8-10' tall x 3-4' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Fernspray Gold' (Fernspray Gold Hinoki Falsecypress) :: 6' tall x 4' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Filicoides' (Fernspray Falsecypress) :: 20' tall x 15' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Gracilis' (Hinoki Cypress) :: 15' tall x 6' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Gracilis Compacta' (Compact Gracilis Hinoki Cypress) :: 6-8' tall x 4-6' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Kosteri' (Kosteri Hinkoki Falsecypress) :: 3' tall x 3' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Nana' (True Dwarf Hinkoki Falsecypress) :: 1-2' tall x 2' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Nana Gracilis' ( Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress) :: 6' tall x 3-4' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Templehof' (Templehof Falsecypress) :: 5' tall x 3' wide
Chamaecyparis o. 'Verdoni' (Verdon Golden Hinoki Cypress) :: 8' tall x 2' wide
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Betchersi' (Betcher's Falsecypress) :: 8-10' tall x 4-6' wide
Chamaecyparis p. 'Boulevard' (Boulevard Falsecypress) :: 4-8' tall x 5' wide
Chamaecyparis p. 'Dow Whiting' (Soft Serve Conical Cypress) :: 6-10' tall x 5-6' wide
Chamaecyparis p. 'Vintage Gold' (Vintage Gold Falsecypress) :: 18-30" x 3' tall
Chamaecyparis p. filifera 'Mops' (Golden Mop Falsecypress) :: 2' tall x 3' wide
Chamaecyparis p. f. 'Sungold' (Sungold Falsecypress) :: 5' tall x wide

Euonymus :: Euonymus

Related to burning bush, even though they look nothing alike, euonymus provide color foliage all year long. Most varieties have gold and green variegated leaves for a bit of color. These low growing evergreen prefer full sun and dry soils.

Euonymus f. 'Interbolwji' (Blondy Euonymus) :: 18-24" tall x 24" wide
Euonymus f. 'Roemertwo' (Gold Splash Euonymus) :: 18-24" tall x 4' wide
Euonymus f. 'Moonshadow' (Moonshadow) :: 3' tall x 3' wide

Ilex :: Holly

Widely popular for their dark green color and red berries, the holly is still common throughout residential landscapes. There are other species in the holly genus that are not quite as popular, but still very versatile in the landscape. While, the deciduous hollies are not listed here they also add a bunch of color during the winter with their bright red berries. Keep in mind that both a male and female variety is needed to produce berries.

Ilex cenata 'Sky Pencil' (Sky Pencil Japanese Holly) :: 6-10' tall x 1-3' wide
llex glabra 'Shamrock' (Shamrock Inkberry) :: 3-4' tall x wide
Ilex g. 'Chamzin' (Nordic Inkberry) :: 3-4' tall x 3-4' wide
llex x mesrveae. 'Blue Prince' (Blue Prince Holly) :: 8-10' tall x 8' wide
llex x m. 'Blue Princess' (Blue Princess Holly) :: 8-10' tall x 8' wide
llex x m. 'Hachfec' (Castle Spire Holly) :: 8-10' tall x 3-4' wide
llex x m. 'Hechenstarl' (Castle Wall Holly) :: 8-10' tall x 3-4' wide
llex x m. 'Mesid' ( Blue Maid Holly) :: 12' tall x wide

Juniperus : Juniper

Another evergreen that is widely popular for its durability and range of shapes and sizes. This small, needle or scale-like foliage can be found in blue, green, or yellow. Junipers can be used as hedges, screens, mass planting, single specimens, groundcovers, or topiaries. While they can handle most soil conditions, they do require full sun.

Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Coast' (Gold Coast Juniper) :: 3' tall x 4-5' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Hetzii' (Hetz Columnar) :: 5-10' tall x 5-10' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Kallay' (Kallays Compact) :: 2-3' tall x 6' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Old Gold' (Old Gold) :: 3-4' tall x 4-5' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Saybrook Gold' PP 5014 (Saybrook Gold) :: 2-3' tall x 6' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Seagreen' (Sea Green) :: 3' tall x 4-5' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Sea Spray' (Sea Spray) :: 1-2' tall x 6-8' wide
Juniperus ch. 'Spartan' (Spartan) :: 15-20' tall x 10' wide
Juniperus communis 'Effusa' (Effusa Common) :: 1-2' tall x 4-6' wide
Juniperus co. 'Gold Cone' (Gold Cone Juniper) :: 5-8' tall x 2' wide
Juniperus co. 'Green Carpet' (Green Carpet) :: 6" tall x 3-4' wide
Juniperus co. 'Pencil Point' (Pencil Point) :: 5' tall x 1' wide
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' (Blue Pacific Shore Juniper) :: 1' tall x 6-9' wide
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip' (Blue Chip Rug Juniper) :: 6-9" tall x 6' wide
Juniperus h. 'Wiltonii' (Blue Rug) :: 6" tall x 5-7' wide
Juniperus h. 'Hegedus' (Good Vibrations) :: 1-2' tall x 6' wide
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' (Dwarf Garden Juniper) :: 4-6' tall x 6' wide
Juniperus sabina 'Broadmoor' (Broadmoor Juniper) :: 12" tall x 4-6' wide
Juniperus s. 'Buffalo' (Buffalo Juniper) :: 12" tall x 8' wide
Juniperus s. 'Monna' (Calgary Carpet) :: 6-9" tall x 10' wide
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' (Blue Arrow Juniper) :: 15' tall x 2' wide
Juniperus sc. 'Moonglow' (Moonglow Juniper) :: 15-20' tall x 3-5' wide
Juniperus sc. 'Skyrocket' ( Skyrocket Juniper) :: 15' tall x 2' wide
Juniperus sc. 'Wichita Blue' ( Wichita Blue Juniper) :: 18' tall x 5-6' wide
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' (Blue Star Juniper) :: 2' tall x 2' wide
Juniperus virginiana (Easteren Redcedar) :: 30-60' tall x 20-30' wide
Juniperus v. 'Grey Owl' (Grey Owl Juniper) :: 2-4' tall x 2-4' wide
Juniperus x 'J.N. Select Blue' (Star Power Upright Juniper) :: 17' tall x 7-9' wide

Microbiota :: Russian Cypress/Russian Arborvitae

A low, spreading evergreen that is a nice fine textured groundcover. During the fall and winter the medium green foliage changes to a bronze-ish purple color.

Microbiota decussata 'Prides' (Celtic Pride Russian Cypress) :: 1-2' tall x 4-5wide

Myrica :: Bayberry

An ideal plant for hedging or screening that is tolerant to salt and infertile soil. While it is only a semi-evergreen this large shrub still offers nice coverage as a mass planting. The small yellowish flowers and gray berries go almost unnoticed.

Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry) :: 9-12' tall x 10-12'wide

Picea :: Spruce

Shrub spruces also a great option for winter interest in the landscape. Unlike the large evergreen trees, most of the shrubs are low and wide.

Picea abies 'Little Gem' (Little Gem Spruce) :: 1-2' tall x 2-3' wide
Picea a. "Nidiformis' (Bird's Nest Spruce) :: 2' tall x 4' wide
Picea a. 'Pumila' (Dwarf Norway Spruce) :: 3-4' tall x 6-8' wide
Picea glauca conica (Dwarf Alberta Spruce) :: 8' tall x 4' wide
Picea g. c. 'Sanders Blue' (Sander's Blue Dwarf Alberta Spruce) :: 4' tall x 2-3' wide
Picea pungens 'Glauca' (Globe Blue Spruce) :: 3' tall x 4-5' wide

Pinus :: Pine

The shrub type pines are an old fashioned plant commonly used in Asian style gardens. These medium to slow growers do not need trimmed if planted in the right spot.

Pinus mugo 'Enci' (Enci Mugo Pine) :: 3' tall x 5' wide
Pinus m. 'Pumilio' (Pumilio Mugo Pine) :: 3-5' tall x 6-10' wide

Rhododendron :: Azalea/Rhododendron

The plants in this genus can range from small groundcover shrubs to 60' tall trees, however we grow the common small to medium size shrub varieties. The key to success with rhododendrons or azaleas is proper drainage and shade during the heat of the day. Both azaleas and rhododendron are adored for their bright flowers. While there are both evergreen and deciduous varieties are obviously the evergreens are the only ones listed below.

Rhododendron 'Herbet' (Herbet Purple Azalea) :: 2-3' tall x 2-3' wide
Rhodo. 'Crimson'
(Girard Crimson Red Azalea) :: 3-4' ' tall x 3-4' wide
Rhodo. 'Hot Shot' (Girard Hotshot Scarlet Azalea) :: 2-3' tall x 2-3' wide
Rhodo. 'Karen' (Karen Azalea) :: 4-5' tall x 3-5' wide
Rhodo. 'PJM' (PJM Rhododendron) :: 4-5' tall x 2-3' wide
Rhodo. 'Pleasant White' (Girad Pleasant White Azalea) :: 4-5' tall x 3-5' wide
Rhodo. 'Poukhanense' (Poukanese Azalea) :: 4-5' tall x 3-5' wide
Rhodo. 'Rene Michelle' (Girad Rene Michelle Azalea) :: 4-5' tall x 3-5' wide

Taxus :: Yew

The true yew species is a pyramidal tree that can grown to 40-60' tall. However, for landscape purposes varieties have been cultivated that stay small and compact. Yews are extremely hardy, can handle most soil and lighting conditions, as well as a heavy pruning.

Taxus cuspidata (Helen Corbet Yew) :: 3-4' tall x 4-6' wide
Taxus x media 'Brownii' (Browns Yew) :: 6' tall x 9' wide
Taxus x media 'Everlow' (Everlow Yew) :: 1-2' tall x 4-5' wide
Taxus x media 'Hicksii' (Hick Yew) :: 12' tall x 6' wide
Taxus x 'Densiformis' (Dense Yew) :: 3-4' tall x 4-8' wide
Taxus x 'Wardii' (Wards Yew) :: 3' tall x 4-6' wide

Thuja :: Arborvitae

Similar to other evergreens listed, arborvitaes are widely popular for their low maintenance and range of shapes and sizes. The soft needles either have a green or yellow color. The most common varieties have an upright, pyramidal habit, while there are round and spreading varieties.

Thuja 'Concesarini' (Pancake Arborvitae) :: 1' tall x 2' wide
Thuja occidentalis 'Aurea Golden Globe (Golden Globe Arborvitae) :: 2-3' tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Bobazam' ppaf (Mr. Bowling Ball) :: 2' tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Danica' (Danica Arborvitae) :: 10-15" tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Degroot's Spire' (Degroot's Spire Arborvitae) :: 6-10' tall x 3' wide
Thuja o. 'Smaragd' (Emerald Green Arborvitae) :: 10-15' tall x 3-4' wide
Thuja o. 'Congabe' (Fire Chief Globe Arborvitae) :: 4' tall x 4' wide
Thuja o. 'Hetz Midget' (Hetz Midget Arborvitae) :: 4-5' tall x 3-4' wide
Thuja o. 'Holmstrup' (Holmstrup Arb.) :: 10-15' tall x 3-5' wide
Thuja o. 'Janed Gold' (Janed Gold Upright Arb.) :: 8' tall x 4' wide
Thuja o. 'Little Giant' (Little Giant Arborvitae) :: 3-4' tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Bobazam' (Mr. Bowling Ball Arb.) 2-3' tall x 2-3' wide
Thuja o. 'Nigra' (Nigra Arborvitae) :: 20-30' tall x 5-10' wide
Thuja o. 'Reingold' (Rheingold Arborvitae) :: 5' tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Sunkist' (Sunkist Arborvitae) :: 5-8' tall x 5-8' wide
Thuja o. 'Techny' (Techny Arborvitae) :: 8-12' tall x 4-5' wide
Thuja o. 'BailJohn' (Technito Arborvitae) :: 6' tall x 2-3' wide
Thuja o. 'Woodwardii' (Woodward's Globe Arborvitae) :: 3-4' tall x wide
Thuja o. 'Yellow Ribbon' (Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae) :: 8-10' tall x 4-6' wide
Thuja plicata 'Can Can' (Can Cann Western Red Cedar) :: 7' tall x 5' wide
Thuja p. 'Green Giant' (Green Giant Arb.) :: 20' tall x 10-15' wide
Thuja p. 'Grovepli' (Spring Grove Western Arb.) :: 20' tall x 8-10' wide
Thuja p. "Steeplechase' (Steeplechase Western Arb.) :: 20' tall x 8' wide

 

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