Evergreen Shrubs

Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Winter Gem’

Latin Name
Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Winter Gem’
Common Name
Korean Boxwood

An excellent choice for a small hedge to define different spaces in the garden or for a tidy foundation cover-up. The rich green foliage can acquire a golden bronze hue in cold winter zones and is one of the first to become green again in spring.
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall in natural form.
Width: 4 to 6 ft. tall in natural form.
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Thrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. 

Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’

Latin Name
Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’
Common Name
Variegated English Boxwood

A plant that adds interest and color to a year-round landscape with its small dark green leaves that are bordered by an irregular creamy white variegation. Easily pruned into topiary shapes or a formal hedge.
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: Slow growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall
Width: 5 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Thrives in enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soils. 

Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’

Latin Name
Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’
Common Name
Green Mountain Boxwood

This evergreen shrub retains its bright green foliage throughout winter and is a striking container or formal garden accent. Takes well to pruning as a sculpted hedge, topiary, or free-form.
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall
Width: 3 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Thrives in enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soils. 

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘MonYur’ Plant Patent #29,503

Latin Name
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘MonYur’ Plant Patent #29,503
Common Name
Jade Waves™ Fernspray False Cypress

A compact, uniform pyramidal form with gracefully curved branches of fern-like green foliage. Superb choice for screening, or as a large accent in landscape or containers.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall
Width: 3 to 4 ft. wide
Light: Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Provide average to fertile, neutral to acidic, well-drained soil. 

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Baby Blue’

Latin Name
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Baby Blue’
Common Name
Baby Blue Sawara Cypress

Add a touch of soft, silvery-blue foliage interest and contrast to the landscape. Its natural conical shape and twisting branches form a dense, upright shrub. This plant works well for a low hedge, foundation plant or container specimen.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall in natural form.
Width: 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil; avoid prolonged drought. 

Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera ‘Golden Charm’

Latin Name
Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera ‘Golden Charm’
Common Name
Golden Charm Thread-Branch Cypress

This compact, thread link needled conifer has bright, golden-yellow foliage that adds interest in the garden as an accent plant, small hedge, or background border. Slow growing; size can be maintained with minimal pruning. 
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Slowly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, but easily maintained at 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide when pruned.
Width: 7 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Prefers enriched, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. 

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa Nana’

Latin Name
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa Nana’
Common Name
Dwarf Japanese Cedar

A superb selection that retains a natural, dense, dome shape with little care. Foliage becomes rusty red in winter. Enjoy as a single specimen or group as a filler.
Zone: 5 to 7
Height: Slowly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, slightly wider.
Width: 3 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Provide fertile, slightly acidic, well-draining soil, rich in organic matter. 

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Latin Name
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’
Common Name
Emerald Gaiety Wintercreeper

Adds year-round color with emerald green leaves with white margins that are tinged with pink in winter. A mounding evergreen shrub with a dense, erect habit that can be trained to climb if given support.
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: Moderate growth, reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall in 10 yrs.
Width: 3 ft. wide with age.
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Adaptable and easy to grow in average, well-drained soils; avoid poorly drained, soggy soils.

Euonymus fortunei ‘Moonshadow’

Latin Name
Euonymus fortunei ‘Moonshadow’
Common Name
Moonshadow Wintercreeper

Enjoy a colorful landscape year-round with deep green leaves that are contrasted with bright yellow centers. Plant in masses as a vibrant groundcover or low hedge plant. Makes a beautiful addition as a container plant where spreading stems will create a lush, cascading effect.
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: Moderate growth, reaches 3 ft.
Width: 5 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Adaptable and easy to grow in average, well-drained soils; avoid poorly drained, soggy soils.

Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’

Latin Name
Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’
Common Name
Golden Euonymus

This evergreen shrub displays an upright growth habit and displays dense, bold green and gold variegated foliage. Easy to care for this tough shrub is adaptable to adverse conditions and tolerates poor, lean soil and requires minimal attention once established. Perfect hedging material.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Moderate growth, reaches 6 ft. tall.
Width: 3 ft. wide.
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Water regularly once established – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. 

Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureovariegatus’

Latin Name
Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureovariegatus’
Common Name
Gold Spot Euonymus

A color hedge or screening material that boasts yellow blotched leaves with dark green, well-defined margins. This easy to care for shrub tolerates lean soils and needs minimal attention once established.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Fast growth, reaches 5 to 10 ft. tall.
Width: 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Light: Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Water regularly once established – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. 

Euonymus japonicus ‘Chollipo’

Latin Name
Euonymus japonicus ‘Chollipo’
Common Name
Chollipo Euonymus

This versatile, evergreen shrub with creamy leaf variegation works well as a foundation plant, hedge, screen, landscape accent, or large container specimen. Tolerates poor soils, heat, and salt spray.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Quickly reaches 12 ft. tall.
Width: 6 ft. wide.
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Water regularly once established – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Soil: Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils.