Evergreen plants to consider

Evergreen plants to consider

We’ve got an extensive range of evergreen trees and shrubs, which are ideal for using for privacy and screenage. They bring year round colour and add interest to all gardens.

We’re able to advise you on the most suitable evergreen trees and shrubs for your garden. We’ll take into account where you’re situated (for example, whether you are near the sea), what your budget is and what you’re hoping to achieve, from blocking something out to softening an aspect of your garden.

Our extensive range of evergreen trees and shrubs include plants that are fast growing (Leylandii) and ones that are more tolerant of salt conditions (Griselinia littoralis). Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ is always a popular choice too as it has a lot of springtime interest. We offer a selection of plants as bushes or as half standards and full standards. The benefit of half standards and full standards is the ability to plant smaller shrubs underneath.

Some evergreen trees and shrubs you could consider include:-

Ligustrum japonicum lucidum ‘Excelsum Superbum’ / Variegated Chinese Privet

Ligustrum japonicum lucidum ‘Excelsum Superbum’ is an evergreen tree. It’s great for using as a screening tree if you’d like privacy but want to allow the light to continue to shine through. It has ovate leaves that are tinged light green with creamy-yellow edges, with creamy flowers in late summer followed by black fruits in the autumn (these are not suitable for human consumption). It will grow happily in shade\semi-shade. It’s a hardy evergreen but may drop its foliage if the temperature falls below -10.

Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’

Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’ is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal shape. It produces masses of stunning white flowers in June/July, with an eventual height of 5m. However, it can be pruned to a size in keeping with its surroundings. Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’ is classed as reasonably hardy and should be able to withstand temperatures between -5 to -10. We would recommend providing shelter in cold areas if it’s on an exposed site or in severe weather conditions it can be damaged.

Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’

Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’ is a striking form of Choisya ternata. It’s a medium sized evergreen shrub with a rounded habit. The bright young yellow foliage is aromatic when crushed and it produces small clusters of fragrant white flowers. Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’ can be planted in full sun in a sheltered position and should be planted in a moist, well-drained soil. It has an eventual height and spread of 1.5-2.5m.

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ is a compact evergreen shrub, with small light green oval shaped leaves and has a rounded growth habit which responds well to trimming. It produces tiny purplish-black flowers in spring. It has a moderate growth rate, but this will be slower if it is planted in a shady position. It has an eventual height of 1m, making it ideal to use as a hedge or keep as a specimen shaped architectural shrub.

At Arundel Arboretum, we have a wide selection of evergreen trees and shrubs suitable for all conditions. Why not pop in and see our extensive range? Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will be very happy to advise and assist you in selecting the correct plants for your garden.

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