Exciting Evergreens for Your Region

Fine Gardening - Issue 185
Carolina yellow jasmine (left); ‘Sulphur Heart’ Persian ivy (center); Blue Princess® Meserve holly (right). Photos:; Garden World Images Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo; Kerry Ann Moore

Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the “necessary but boring” category. They are a backdrop, the much-needed greenery during colder months, but never the garden star that steals the show.

The plants in this collection might just change your mind about the humble evergreen. These foliage all-stars can be called anything but boring. From beautiful blooms to colorful foliage and pops of bright berries, all of these evergreens have that little something extra.


For more information on out-of-the-boxwoods evergreens, check out:

Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens

Episode 26: Broadleaf Evergreens