Good choices for sun or shade include:

‘Green Velvet' boxwood - 2 1/2-3' mound, small rounded leaves. Good in sun or partial shade.

 

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

 

'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.

 

 

 

Interesting One-of-a-kind Evergreens

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress - Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'- fan-shaped sprays of scale-like needles grow in interesting wavy patterns.  Beautiful to 6' x 3'.

 

Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress Chamaecyparis filifera 'Sungold' looks like a low growing shrub in the nursery, but grows to a stately 6' x 4' specimen with thin weeping branchlets.

Evergreens

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.