Category

Evergreen Shrubs

Taxus baccata ‘Stricta Aurea’

Latin Name
Taxus baccata 'Stricta Aurea'
Common Name
Golden Irish Yew

The upright habit of this evergreen makes it a perfect choice as a privacy screening hedge or specimen plant. Colorful needle-like foliage has distinct golden margins that become more intense when placed in a sunny location. In the fall it produces red berry-like fruit which is not edible.
Zone: 6 to 8
Height: Slow growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall
Width: 4 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Easily adapts to most well-drained soils.

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Latin Name
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Common Name
Himalayan Sweet Box

A tough and spectacular groundcover for the shade garden! Fragrant white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit on polished dark green leaves. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions, thriving with little care. Evergreen.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall
Width: Spreading 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Shade
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. 

Rhododendron ‘Chionoides’ (H-2)

Latin Name
Rhododendron 'Chionoides' (H-2)
Common Name
Chionoides Rhododendron

This compact, beautiful evergreen blooms in late to mid-season and displays large, white rounded trusses of bell-shaped flowers with yellow dorsal blotches. It is a perfect choice for an informal hedge or foundation plant.
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: Reaches 4 ft. tall
Width: 4 to 6 ft. wide
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Bubblegum’

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Bubblegum'
Common Name
Bubblegum Rhododendron

Small green leaves contrast with trusses of lightly scented bubblegum pink, flowers in spring. This low, compact evergreen is a perfect foreground plant for larger flowering shrubs and also works well for containers.
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall
Width: 3 to 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Roseum Elegans’ (H-1)

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans' (H-1)
Common Name
Roseum Elegans Rhododendron

Large rose-lilac-colored flowers burst on the scene in spring on this must-have evergreen shrub. An outstanding choice for foundation plantings or for use as an accent specimen.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft.
Width: 6 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Ramapo’ (H-1)

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Ramapo' (H-1)
Common Name
Ramapo Rhododendron

A dwarf evergreen, this compact shrub boasts lovely purple flowers in the spring. It is a perfect choice for small gardens and is well suited as a low hedge.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall
Width: 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system and more during extreme heat or when planted in containers.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron maximum ‘Roseum’

Latin Name
Rhododendron maximum 'Roseum'
Common Name
Pink Rosebay Rhododendron

A spectacular evergreen shrub that blooms in late spring and displays enchanting flowers with a pink burst of color. Perfect for shady locations in the garden.
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall
Width: 8 to 10 ft. wide
Light: Full Shade to Filtered Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Grandiflorum’

Latin Name
Rhododendron catawbiense 'Grandiflorum' (H-1)
Common Name
Grandiflorum Catawba Rhododendron

Beautiful clusters of large, long-lasting, lilac trumpet-shaped flowers are displayed on dense, deep green foliage. Excellent as an accent or background shrub in a mixed border or foundation planting, en masse as a showy group planting, or as an informal hedge.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall
Width: 5 to 6 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, prefers evenly moist but not soggy soil. 
Soil: Provide organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil with a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool.

Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Boursault’

Latin Name
Rhododendron catawbiense 'Boursault' (H-1)
Common Name
Boursault Catawba Rhododendron

Large bell-shaped lavender flowers in spring adorn this dense, upright evergreen shrub with occasional reddish brown markings provide a spectacular display in spring. Beautiful as an accent plant, or massed in a border or informal hedge.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Reaches 6 ft. tall in 10 years, can reach 15 ft. tall with age
Width: 6 ft. wide
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, prefers evenly moist but not soggy soil. 
Soil: Provide organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil with a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool.

Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’

Latin Name
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag'
Common Name
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag'

Stunning all year round this beautiful evergreen adds fringes of golden yellow foliage in the landscape in summer and a golden hue of color in winter. Best planted as a foundation plant at building walls, along fence lines, or as a background for perennial garden borders. 
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall
Width: 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Prefers fertile, well-drained soil, but highly adaptable.

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