Evergreen Shrubs

 

Often, evergreen shrubs serve as a frame to draw our attention to the beautiful blooming plants around them.

Evergreens, or conifers, are generally needled and retain their needles year round. Evergreens can function as a unifying element in the landscape, or in some cases, a focal point. These focal points, or specimens, can add real drama to a landscape.

But many shrubs go beyond their supporting role to briefly become the superstars of the garden with an explosive burst of color or a sweet fragrance.  Evergreen shrubs like Rhododendron, and Azaleas  will feature evergreen foliage all year round, flower and then flush with new growth by summer. The benefit of flowering evergreens is that you benefit from the best of both worlds – beautiful flowers in spring and evergreen foliage for privacy and structure to support the overall landscape plan.