Good choices for sun or shade include:

Boxwood -  mounded, small rounded leaves. Good in sun or partial shade. Deer resistant. Selections include Green Velvet, Green Gem, Winter Gem, Little Missy, New Gen Freedom, New Gen Independence, Baby Gem, and more.


'Green Mountain' boxwood - 5' x 3' upright, small rounded leaves.  Grow in sun or partial shade.


Holly - 'China Girl' & 'China Boy' holly - 4-5' x 5'. For berries, plant 1 Boy for every 4 Girls.  Grow in sun or shade.  Very hardy.

‘China Twins’ holly are also available with a ‘China Boy’ and a ‘China Girl’ grown in the same pot.

‘Blue Twins’ - male and female grown in the same pot. Grows 6’. Blue-green leaves.


Interesting One-of-a-kind Evergreens

Dwarf Golden Hinoki Falsecypress - Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii'- broadly conical,  evergreen shrub features golden foliage. It reaches 8-10’ tall and 3-4’ wide.


Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress Chamaecyparis filifera 'Golden Mops' grows 3' tall x 4'wide making an excellent golden specimen with thin weeping branchlets.


Plants that keep their leaves all year

Evergreens include needle type evergreens like pine, spruce, fir, and yews but also broadleaf evergreens such as holly, azaleas, rhododendrons, Southern magnolia, and boxwood.

Many grow as trees, some are shrubs, and some are groundcovers (vinca, ivy, pachysandra).  The evergreens take front stage in the winter when they are green against a gray leafless landscape.  They also make a great screen for privacy, windbreaks, or a barrier against noise pollution.  Your front foundation planting around your house should include many evergreens for year round interest.


Evergreen Shrubs

We carry many types of broadleaf and needle type evergreen shrubs which are essential for landscaping. They soften hard lines of buildings when placed at the corner, create a transition from your house to the ground when planted along the foundation and hide many things from our sight when planted as screens and privacy hedges. Their primary benefit in the landscape is that they have leaves all the time, and they give your home, yard, and other plants a nice appearance.