Photos of Evergreen Shrubs

Evergreen shrubs are used to provide the landscape with year round substance and color. Our photos include the most popular evergreens used in landscapes today, such as Arborvitae, Boxwoods, Hollies, Junipers, Firs, Pines and Spruce.



BUXUS microphylla koreana "Winter Gem'

Winter Gem Korean Boxwood
Very hardy boxwood with glossy evergreen foliage. Plants take well to shearing and make excellent hedges or individual plants. Growth to 4 ft x 4 ft.


BUXUS x 'Green Mountain'

Green Mountain Boxwood
Cone-shaped, upright growth with dark green foliage. Moderate growth to 5 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Used for hedges.


BUXUS sempervirens 'Variegata'

Variegated English Boxwood
Grow in partial to full sun. Slow growth to 8 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide. Often used as a hedge plant.


'Filifera Aurea'

Gold Thread Falsecypress
Bright yellow foliage year round.
Grows to 15 ft without regular shearing- keep it trimmed in small beds. Very popular as a yellow accent plant. Some varieties are golder than others.


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Compacta'

Compact Hinoki Cypress
Slow, compact growth to 6 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. Interesting foliage.


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Crippsii'

Golden Hinoki Cypress
Slow pyramidal growth to 12 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide. Sun to partial shade. Protect foliage from winter winds.


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Filicoides'

Hinoki Fernspray Cypress
Pyramidal, open growing evergreen with growth to 6 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide. Emerald green foliage is fern-like in appearance. Plant can be trimmed to make the growth more compact.


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Just Dandy'

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
Globe shaped growth making it wider than tall, good for small spaces. Zone 5 hardiness. It was selected from the best seedlings of 'Nana Gracilis' in 1981.



Nana Hinoki Cypress
Slow growth to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. Interesting dark green foliage.


DAPHNE burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

Carol Mackie Daphne
Slow growing semi-evergreen with pale pink fragrant blossoms. Best in rich, well drained soils in partial shade with adequate moisture. Leaves have a yellow margin becoming creamy white. 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Hardy in zones 5 to 8.


EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

'Emerald Gaiety' Euonymus
Vine-like moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Great for a color contrast with its green and white variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.


EUONYMUS fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold'

'Emerald 'n Gold' Euonymus
Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Great for a splash of color with its green and gold variegated leaves. Watch for scale insects.


EUONYMUS fortunei 'Sunspot'

Sunspot Euonymus
Moderate to fast growth to 3 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Grow in sun to shade (sun brings out the best yellow variegation). Yellow branches add to the colorful effect of the yellow and green leaves. Deer love to eat these.


ILEX aquifolium 'Aurea Marginata'

Yellow Edged English Holly
Grow in partial sun in an area with some protection from winter winds.


ILEX crenata 'Convexa'

Convex leaf Japanese Holly
Evergreen with slow to moderate growth and 'cupped' leaves. Needs good drainage. Will get knocked-back by -10F to -20F winter temperatures.


ILEX crenata 'Green Lustre'

Japanese Holly Green Lustre
Compact evergreen shrub with moderate growth for use in hedges, masses or foundation plantings. Grows 4 ft tall and 8 ft wide in full sun to partial shade. Protect from harsh winter winds.


ILEX crenata 'Helleri'

Helleri Holly
Compact evergreen shrub with slow to moderate growth in Zone 6 to 9 for use in hedges, masses or foundation plantings. Grows 3 ft tall and 4 ft wide in full sun to partial shade. Flowers attract bees.


ILEX crenata 'Steeds'

Steeds Upright Holly
Dense, pyramidal evergreen with dark green foliage. Use in hedges or foundation plantings. Zone 6 to 9. Growth to 8 ft tall and 6 ft wide in full sun to partial shade.


ILEX glabra 'Shamrock'

Evergreen shrub with dark green foliage. Used for hedges, groupings and accents. Slow to moderate growth to 7 ft tall x 7 ft wide.


ILEX meserveae

Blue Princess Holly
Dense, dark blue-green, evergreen foliage makes this hardy holly very popular in the home landscape. Plants can reach 8 ft tall x 8 ft wide. Annual shearing will help shape plant. Females get the red berries late in the season if there is a male Holly in the vicinity.


ILEX meserveae 'Mesog'

China Girl Holly
Lighter green leaf than the Blue Hollies, yet similar. Hardy, takes shearing well. Growth to 8 ft x 8ft. Red berries.


LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow'

Rainbow Leucothoe
Grow in shade to partial shade. Slow to moderate arching growth to 4 ft tall x 5 ft wide. New leaves are multi-colored with pink, white and yellow. Drooping white flowers. Requires moist soil.


MAHONIA aquifolium

Oregon Grape
Often mistaken for holly, this suckering evergreen grows best in partial to full shade in Zones 5 - 8. Moderate growth to 6 ft tall and 5 ft wide with showy yellow flowers in spring followed by bluish-black berries in late summer. Best in shady areas: woodland gardens, groupings or as a foundation shrub.


MICROBIOTA decussata

Russian Arborvitae
Moderate growth to 18" tall x 5 ft wide. Prefers moist soil in partial shade with some protection. Flat evergreen sprays make it an attractive plant.


OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Variegated Holly Leaf Osmanthus
Dwarf globe-shaped plant that grows 3 to 6 inches per year and takes shearing well. Deer resistant. Zone 4 hardiness. Spring growth flushed with pink turnings creamy yellow in summer.


PICEA abies 'Mucronata'

Dwarf Norway Spruce
Dwarf spruce with compact growth makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Prefers sun but tolerates partial shade. Grows to a 5 ft height x 5 ft wide. Hardy to Zone 4.


PICEA abies 'Nidiformis'

Bird's Nest Spruce
Dwarf spruce with compact growth makes it ideal for rock gardens and small spaces. Likes sun but tolerates some shade. 3 ft height x 5 ft spread.


PICEA omorika 'Nana'

Dwarf Serbian Spruce
This compact, slow growing evergreen has dark green needles with silver bands. Tolerates urban conditions well.


PICEA omorika 'Pimoko'

Pimoko Serbian Spruce
Globe-shaped young plant becoming an upright, broad shaped plant over time. Bluish-green foliage. Zone 4 hardiness. Nice rock garden plant.


PICEA pungens glauca 'Globosa'

Globe Blue Spruce
Slow to moderate growth from this dwarf variety of Blue Spruce. Grafted on a 'standard' it has an ornamental lollipop look and serves well as a specimen plant. Maintains its shape well on its own, or it can be sheared for a uniform appearance.


PICEA sitchensis 'Papoose'

Dwarf Sitka Spruce
Contrasting needles are dark green underneath and silvery blue on top. Grows to 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Excellent evergreen for a dwarf conifer collection, rock garden or along a shrub border.


PIERIS japonica

Evergreen with pendulous flowers in the spring that resemble Lily of the Valley. 'Mountain Fire' variety has red new growth. Slow growth in sun or shade. Watch for damage from lace bugs.


PINUS mugo

Mugo Pine
Evergreen with moderate growth to 4 ft high and 7 ft wide. Trim new growth in June to maintain tight shape. Watch for sawfly in May.


PINUS mugo 'Pumilio'

Dwarf Mugo Pine
Slow growth on the true dwarf varieties-- standard varieties grow faster. All varieties should have their candles trimmed in June to keep the best shape. Watch for sawfly caterpillars in May.


PINUS parviflora 'Little Hedgehog'

Little Hedgehog Japanese White Pine
Miniature conifer which grows to 2 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Great for small gardens, rock gardens and shrub borders. Hardy to Zone 5.


PINUS strobus 'Nana'

Dwarf White Pine
Soft, silver-green needles. Slow, compact growth to 3 ft x 3 ft. Sun to partial shade. Sensitive to salt spray.


TAXUS cuspidata 'Capitata'

Pyramidal Japanese Yew
Pyramidal evergreen with slow growth to 40 ft tall x 50 ft wide. Tolerates heavy shearing.


TAXUS x media 'Densiformis'

Dense Spreading Hybrid Yew
A dense shrubby form of Yew that lends itself well to foundation plantings. Moderate growth to 9 ft tall x 12 ft wide.


TAXUS x media 'Hicksii'

Hicks Yew
Columnar evergreen with moderate growth to 15 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Can be used for evergreen hedges where deer aren't a problem.


THUJA occidentalis 'Hetzi Midget'

Hetz Midget Arborvitae
Dwarf evergreen with slow ball-shaped growth to 2 ft x 2 ft. Ideal for rock gardens and small beds. Grow in full sun.


THUJA occidentalis 'Lutea'

George Peabody Arborvitae
Moderate rate of pyramidal growth to 12 ft tall x 6 ft wide. Golden foliage creates a nice accent.


THUJA occidentalis 'Rheingold'

Dwarf Golden Arborvitae
Golden-orange foliage year round. Slow growing to 4 ft x 3 ft. Keeps a nice shape without trimming.


THUJA occidentalis 'Woodwardii'

Globe Arborvitae
Rounded shrub with dark evergreen foliage. Light shearing gives arborvitae additional strength and shape. Watch for deer browsing on most arborvitaes.


THUJA plicata 'Whipcord'

Whipcord Arborvitae
Glossy evergreen foliage grows with a pendulous effect like a mop. Grows to 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.