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Keep the Garden looking beautiful with Evergreen Shrubs
Evergreen Shrubs are a perfect way to keep the Garden Looking gorgeous all year round.
Many evergreen shrubs are very hardy and can be grown in varying soil types, however you should check each plant is suitable for the soil type you have in your garden, alternatively many of the evergreen shrubs can be planted in containers.
Some of the UK's cherished evergreen shrubs include:
The Rhododendron evergreen shrubs come in a wide selection of colours and flower in Spring. The Rhododendron thrive in acidic well drained soil in the garden or in plant pots in partial sun / shady spots.
The smaller cousin to the Rhododendron, the Azalea also comes in a wide selection of colours and flower in Spring. The Azalea evergreen shrubs thrive in acidic well drained soil in the garden or in plant pots in partial sun / shady positions.
Evergreen Conifers are available in a wide range of shapes, shades of green, sizes. There is a superb choice of evergreen conifers including Chamaecyparis, Juniperus, Picea. Most Conifers are hardy shrubs that prefer sunny positions.
Common Box, Privet, Laurel, Yew are just a few of the great shrubs that can be used to create elegant hedges. A good number of these evergreen hedging shrubs are hardy and can be grown in sunny, shade or partial shade spots.
Evergreen Euonymus are readily available in a wide variety of species most of which are hardy shrubs that are quite easy to grow in most soil types. Nearly all Euonymus will grow happily in shade locations, partial shade or full sun locations, making this a very versatile shrub.
A good number of evergreen shrubs love growing in the shade.
The Euonymus fortunei have many species that are shade loving evergreens. For example 'Silver Queen', 'Emerald Gaiety, 'Emerald n Gold'.
The Rhododendron and Azaleas are popular evergreen shrubs that prefer the shade. The Pieris Flaming Silver 'Lily-of-the-
There is also a good selection of hedge type shrubs that are shade loving evergreens. For example the Yew - Taxus baccata.
A great deal of information regarding evergreen shrubs can be obtained at http://www.evergreenshrubs.co.uk