Evergreen Shrubs

Evergreen shrubs form the structure of most gardens.


Australian Fuchsia (Correa ‘Wyn’s Wonder’)

Australian Fuchsia fall color

Fiesta Indian Pink Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Fiesta’)

Dwarf Broom (Genista lydia)

Gold Flower (Hypericum moserianum)

Hypericum ‘Compact Red’

Abelia grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

Green Santolina (Santolina rosmarinifolia)

Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz’

Dwarf Nandina (Nandina domestica ‘Bar Harbor’)

True Dwarf Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’) pruned and unpruned.

Zabel Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabeliana’)


Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica)

Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata)

Aztec Pearl Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl’)

Breath of Heaven (Coleonema pulchellum)

Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merris Wood Cream’

Silverberry (Elaeagnus pungens)

Tuscan Blue Rosmary (Rosmarinus ‘Tuscan Blue’)

Grevillea ‘Coastal Gem’

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

Winter Daphne (Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’). Very fragrant in the winter.

See post of Jan. 19, 2019 “Daphnes”

Philatheca myoporoides ‘Galaxy’

Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)

Darwin Barberry (Berberis darwinii)

Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) Late summer bloom.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is related to Rhododendrons and likes acid soil.

Coral Fountain Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis). May die down to the ground in the winter but will come back each year in zone 9.

Autumn Sage ) Salvia greggii)


Goshiki Holly-Leaf Osmanthus (Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’)

Box leaf Azara (Azara microphylla). The flowers are fragrant, bloom in March and smell like chocolate.

Azara dentata

Chinese Fringe Shrub (Loropetalum chinense)

Red Chinese Fringe Shrub (Loropetalum chinense ‘Rubrum’)

Ternstroemia gymnanthera

Arbutus ‘Marina’

One Comment Add yours

  1. Linda Wulf says:

    Great post on evergreen shrubs of different sizes – really useful. Thanks, Barry.

    Liked by 1 person

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