8 Boxwood That Add to Evergreen Elegance to Your Landscape


Arborvitae, known for their tall, narrow evergreen appearance, also come in compact varieties like 'Woodwardii' and 'Tater Tot', making them versatile for hedges or specimen plants.


Azaleas are renowned for their vibrant spring blooms, offering shades of pink, red, and purple. While they can be pruned, they thrive when allowed to grow naturally, requiring acidic, well-drained soil.

Chinese Holly

Chinese holly, with its sharp-pointed leaves, is heat and drought-tolerant, making it suitable for formal screens or hedges. Varieties like 'Carissa' and 'Dwarf Burford' offer different sizes, ranging from 3 to 15 feet tall

Inkberry Holly

Inkberry holly, native to the East Coast, resembles boxwood but thrives in moist conditions. New selections like 'Gem Box' and 'Strongbox' grow to a manageable height of 2-3 feet and require acidic soil

Japanese Holly

Japanese holly, with its dense foliage and tiny dark green leaves, offers versatility in shapes and sizes, suitable for hedges or specimens. Ranging from 2 to 10 feet tall, it requires acidic soil.

Japanese Plum Yew

Japanese plum yew, heat and shade-tolerant, serves as an alternative to yew in southern gardens. Slow-growing, it matures to 1-10 feet tall, requiring well-drained soil and being toxic if ingested.

Northern Bayberry

Northern bayberry, a semi-evergreen native shrub, features grayish-blue fruits and tolerates various conditions, making it suitable for screening or hedges. Ranging from 5 to 12 feet tall, it prefers acidic soil

Pyracomeles Juke Box

Pyracomeles Juke Box , a cross between Pyracantha and Osteomeles, boasts glossy evergreen foliage and a compact shape. Heat-tolerant and suitable for Zone 6, it requires pruning in spring and is attractive.