Camellia – Another common evergreen shrub variety is the camellia. With its glossy, pointed leaves and beautiful single to semi-double flowers, growing a camellia in the landscape is a must. This spring bloomer thrives in shade to part shade and tolerates a range of soil conditions, as long as it remains well draining.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones, Sun and Soil Needs for Daphne Plants. These daphne shrubs can be grown in planting zones 4 to 8. Grow Carol Mackie shrubs in a well-drained soil with plenty of compost and a neutral to acidic soil pH. Partial sun to partial shade is usually the recommended growing location for these plants.
Fatsia is easily propagated by stem (or stalk) cuttings. Simply cut the stalk into pieces about 9 inches long and place in damp soil. Use the young, upper part of the stem for propagation. The bottom, woody part is much harder to root. New plants can also be started from seeds. Fatsia is reported to be hardy in USDA Zones 8-11.
Evergreen shrubs are an ideal addition to your outdoor space, offering year-round color and providing an attractive backdrop to colorful annuals and perennial flowering plants and shrubs. Although many gardeners may immediately think of bay laurel as the main variety, there are several varieties of laurel shrubs available, each evergreen but belong to different botanical families.
Broadleafed lavender (Lavandula latifolia Medikus), true to its name, differs from other lavender plants in the size of its large, evergreen-colored leaves. Also known as spike lavender or Portuguese lavender, this species features pale purple blooms atop long spikes, and is popularly used in aromatherapy.
Common names vary widely among different species and between different English-speaking countries, but include spindle (or spindle tree), burning-bush, strawberry-bush, wahoo, wintercreeper, or simply euonymus. It comprises about 130 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, small trees and lianas.