There are many types of evergreen shrubs that you can use in the landscape around your home and in your garden. These shrubs are both decorative and functional.
Types of Evergreen Shrubs for Landscaping
Evergreen shrubs can be used to create a natural hedge in your yard that will last for decades with proper care. They stay beautiful year 'round and come in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be trimmed and shaped.
Euonymus, also known as Spindle Bush, adds visual interest anywhere it is planted. It grows primarily in zones 5-9.
Holly can be used as a natural fence. Be sure to plant both male and female plants if you want the red berries. They grow in zones 5-9.
Juniper bushes are compact and have colorful berries. Most varieties can be grown in zones 4-9.
Mountain Laurel is also known as Calico Bush. It can be grown in zones 5-9.
Yew can be used as a hedge and trimmed to any shape. It grows well in zones 6-9.
Nandina is also known as Heavenly Bamboo. It grows well in zones 6-10.
Rhododendron is prized for its elegant flowers. Many varieties can be grown in zones 3-8.
Rosa Rugosa is known for its beautiful flowers. Most varieties can be grown in zones 2-8.
The boxwood shrub is easy to grow and shape. It is used in many landscaping projects, especially English gardens.