Fatsia japonica is a landscape shrub that adds a bold, tropical look to the landscape. Large 12-inch wide leaves liberally cover the plant. Gardeners and floral designers alike treasure the glossy, dark green leaves and the imposing presence that it lends to both landscapes and floral designs.
The holly family (Ilex spp.) includes a diverse group of shrubs and trees. You’ll find plants that grow only 18 inches tall as well as trees as tall as 60 feet. The leaves may be hard and spiny or soft to the touch. Most are dark green, but you can also find purple tints and variegated forms.
This slow-growing, evergreen shrub averages 6 to 8 feet tall, although some dwarf varieties are available. According to The New Sunset Western Garden Book, there are dozens of varieties of Mountain laurels, including "Freckles," which blooms with clusters of spotted pink flowers and "Minuet," a variety that blooms with white and maroon flowers.
Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs Evergreen shrubs provide permanent structure in the garden and all-year-round interest. Some have beautiful flower displays, or are highly scented in winter when little else is growing, and some have variegated or colourful foliage - a perfect foil for summer perennials, and a feature in itself during the winter.
Hardy, adaptable, hollylike broadleaf evergreen Mahonia bealei (also called leatherleaf mahonia or Beale's barberry) is originally from China but has been available to Western gardeners for generations. It's a medium sized bush that reminds you of holly but with compound leaves borne on upright stems. A coarse textured flowering shrub, it does ...