Plantings: Evergreens

Evergreens, unlike deciduous shrubs, keep their leaves all year long and remain green.  View our selection below. Discuss your design options with your landscape designer to create your dream layout. Please contact us with any questions you may have. 

✾ This indicates that a plant blooms for 6 weeks or longer

✓ This indicates that the plant is listed as Resistant/Tolerant to Deer

Aucuba japonica – Japanese Aucuba

  • Characteristics: Shiny, bright green foliage, variegated with bright yellow. Male plants produce small purple flowers and female plants will have showy red berries. Grows slowly to about 8’-10’.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Normal watering, drought tolerant

  • Plant: Can be used as foundation plantings, or in shade beds

Buxus sempervirens – Common Boxwood

  • Characteristics: Dense rounded habit, its twigs are leafy and the leaves are about 1/2 inch in length, smooth, thick and dark green. Can grow up o 10’-15’ but can be maintained much smaller by pruning.

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Prefers moist well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Excellent for hedging

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’– Columnar Plum Yew

  • Characteristics: Very dark green leaves are evenly arranged in spirals around the stiff erect limbs of this of this narrow growing columnar shrub. The branches are strongly upright with few side branches. Grows to 6-8’ tall in ten years.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ – Weeping Alaskan Cedar

  • Characteristics: Graceful weeping dark green foliage off of descending branches. Grows to over 30 feet.

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers moist well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Excellent for Hedging

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gold Fernspray’ – Gold Fernspray Hinoki

  • Characteristics: Has a spreading irregular open form with frond-like bright yellow and green foliage. Grows 6-8′ tall.

  • Light: Part sun to full sun

  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil

  • Plant: Use as specimen and in Japanese gardens

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Mop’ – Gold Mop Cypress **Conifer**

  • Characteristics: Characteristics – dwarf ground hugging mound with bright yellow or golden fluffy thread-like foliage. Can grow up to 3’.

  • Light: Part sun to full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers moist well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use throughout perennial beds for color all year

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’ – Japanese Cryptomeria

  • Characteristics: Spreading branches with drooping branchlets produce glossy blue-green needles spirally arranged, creating a “foxtail” effect. The foliage turns bronze in winter. Grows up to 30’ tall.

  • Light: Part sun to full sun

  • Moisture: Normal watering, drought tolerant

  • Plant: Great for hedging or specimen

Cupressocyparis leylandii – Leyland Cypress

  • Characteristics: Fast growing large pyramidal with dense pendulous branches and fine feathery foliage. This foliage, on flattened branchlets, is dark green or blue-green. Can grow to 60’ over many years. Prune to maintain heights.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use for privacy screening

Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ – Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

  • Characteristics: Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ – Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Prefers well drained soil

  • Plant: Use as hedge shrub for foundation

Euonymus japonica ‘Green Spire’ – Greenspire Euonymus

  • Characteristics: Tidy upright compact evergreen shrub with rounded, dark green foliage. Grows 4’-6’ tall can prune to maintain height.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use as hedge shrub for foundation

Euonymus japonica ‘Silver King’ – Japanese Euonymus

  • Characteristics: Tidy upright compact evergreen shrub with rounded, dark green foliage. Grows 4’-6’ tall can prune to maintain height.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use as hedge shrub for foundation

Euonymus kiatschovica ‘Manhattan’ – Manhattan Euonymus

  • Characteristics: Upright growth habit, dark green glossy foliage, small white flowers appear in late summer followed with pinkish fruit. Grows to 10′ tall.

  • Light: Part sun to full sun

  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil

  • Plant: Use for screening and hedges.

Ilex crenanta ‘Compacta’ – Japanese Holly

  • Characteristics: Small dense firm shrub, dark green shining foliage with a rounded globe shape habit. Grows 3’-5’ should be pruned to maintain.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Excellent as hedging for foundation

Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’ – Heller’s Japanese Holly

  • Characteristics: Dwarf, compact slow growing evergreen with dark green glossy oval leaves. Grows 3-4′ tall.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil

  • Plant: Use as foundation planting or low borders.

Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ – Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

  • Characteristics: Narrow columnar form, dark green foliage year-round with purple berries in fall. Moderate growing 6-8′ tall and 2-3′ wide.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil

  • Plant: Use as privacy screening

Ilex meserveae ‘Blue Girl’ – Blue Holly

  • Characteristics: Foliage is waxy, alternate, and elliptical, with prominent spiny margins, to about 3″ long. Grows to about 8’ tall, needs pruning. Slow growing upright pyramidal from. Other varieties available.

  • Light: Full sun to full shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use as foundation or specimen

Juniper chinensis ‘Gold Star’ – Gold Juniper ✓

  • Characteristics: Spreading evergreen shrub, has blue green inner branches, golden yellow outer branches and blue green foliage.

  • Light: Full sun

  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil – drought tolerant

  • Plant: Use as accent, border or group plantings

Juniperus conferta ‘Blue Pacifica’– Shore Juniper

  • Characteristics: A dense, ground hugging conifer with aromatic gray green or blue green needle-like leaves about a half inch long. The needles are soft but sharp-tipped. The whole plant has a soft, feathery look to it.

  • Moisture: Drought tolerant, once established

  • Plant: Use throughout perennial beds for color all year

Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’– Japanese Garden Juniper

  • Characteristics: Grows to 12” by 4 to 5 feet with curved branches radiating in all directions. Short needles with blue green foliage spreading rapidly an outstanding, evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in sharply pointed, bright green needles.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Drought tolerant, once established

  • Plant: Use throughout perennial beds for color all year

Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ – Blue Star Juniper **Conifer**

  • Characteristics: Dwarf low mounded shrub with silver blue soft needles with a white stripe. Slow growing to about 2’ tall.

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use throughout perennial beds for color all year

Pachysandra terminalis – Japanese Spurge

  • Characteristics: A shrubby evergreen ground cover, grows 8-12″ high and spreads to form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. Produces tiny flowers in early spring.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil

  • Plant: Use as ground cover in shaded areas

Picea abies – Norway Spruce

  • Characteristics: Fast growing pyramidal evergreen with dark green stiff pointed needles as foliage, horizontal branches and pendulous branchlets.

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use for privacy screening

Picea glauca ‘Conica’ – Dwarf Alberta Spruce

  • Characteristics: Upright pyramidal trees medium to light green, very thin, densely packed needles. Very slow grower up to 10’ tall.

  • Light: Full sun to part sun

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use in containers or as entryway specimen

Picea omorika – Serbian Spruce

  • Characteristics: Sweeping branches upturned at the ends. The upper surface of the needles is glossy, dark green in contrast to the whitish lower surface. Slow growth rate up to 20’ tall.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use for privacy screening or specimens

Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’ – Fat Albert Dwarf Spruce

  • Characteristics: Dense, broad, upright pyramidal shape closely-spaced, ascending branches and steel blue needle color. Grows slowly to 10-15′ tall. Great color all year long.

  • Light: Full sun to very light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Best used as specimens

Picea pungens ‘Glauca’ – Colorado Blue Spruce

  • Characteristics: Tall, straight conifer grows over 80′ tall and reaches diameters of 1′-2′. It has very stiff green and blue-green evergreen needles.

  • Light: Full sun to very light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use for privacy screening or specimens

Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ – Japanese Andromeda

  • Characteristics: Slow-growing broad leaf evergreen shrub with a dense, upright habit that matures over time to 9-12’ tall. It’s noted for its fiery red color of its newly emerging foliage and its heavy white flower clusters.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Excellent as hedging or in perennial beds

Pinus strobes – Eastern White Pine

  • Characteristics: Large fast growing upright pyramidal growth habit with bluish-green to medium-green needles. Branches occur in a whorled arrangement from the trunk. Can grow 50’- 80’ over many years.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Excellent in groups for privacy

Pinus strobes ‘Pendula’ – Weeping White Pine

  • Characteristics: Long, twisting, pendulous branches irregular form green to bluish green needles in bundles. Slow growing to 15 to 20 ft. tall.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use as specimen planting

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ – Otto Luyken Cherrylaurel

  • Characteristics: Rich dark green glossy leaves about 2-4″ long, producing fragrant white flowers and then followed by black fruits.

  • Light: Part shade to full sun

  • Moisture: Prefers moist, well-drained soil, drought tolerant

  • Plant: Use as hedges or for screening

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ – Skip Laurel

  • Characteristics: A spreading evergreen shrub 4-5′ tall and 5-8′ wide with dark green foliage with white flowers.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil

  • Plant: Use as screening and mass plantings.

Pseudotsuga menziesii – Douglas Fir

  • Characteristics: Branches are spreading to drooping, the needles are dark green or blue green soft to the touch and radiate out in all directions. Cones are small, oval shaped and hang downward, grows 40’-80’.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Great for privacy plantings

Rhododendron ‘PJM’

  • Characteristics: Has elliptical, thick, leathery dark green leaves that become purplish in winter. Produces bright lavender pink flowers in late spring.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil

  • Plant: Can be used as borders or in mass plantings

Taxus media ‘Hicksii’ – Hick’s Yew

  • Characteristics: Is a dense, narrowly columnar, evergreen shrub with ascending branching. Foliage is lustrous, dark green above and lighter green below. Grows 10’-12’ but can be maintained at a lower height.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Great for hedging and foundation planting

Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’ – Rheingold Arborvitae **Conifer**

  • Characteristics: Compact, mounding shrub, slow growth rate. Rich deep golden foliage turns coppery to brownish yellow in the winter.

  • Light: Full sun to light shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use in perennial beds

Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ – Emerald Green Arborvitae

  • Characteristics: Is a semi-dwarf, evergreen shrub with a compact, narrowly pyramidal habit. Glossy bright green foliage grows 7’-15’ tall with a spread of 3’-4’ wide.

  • Light: Part shade to full shade

  • Moisture: Normal watering, drought tolerant

  • Plant: Use as privacy plantings

Thuja plicata ‘Green Giant’ – Western Arborvitae

  • Characteristics: Is a fast-growing pyramidal shape with dense, rich green foliage that has a graceful fernlike texture. Can grow 2’-4’ a year average.

  • Light: Full sun to part shade

  • Moisture: Well drained soil, normal watering

  • Plant: Use as privacy plantings