27 Evergreen Shrubs That Look Good Year-Round

Planning your garden around an evergreen foundation is a great way to maintain year-round interest in the landscape. Here are some of our favorite evergreen shrubs that make a stunning backdrop for showier plants during the warmer months while still looking nice in the colder ones.

This breathtaking landscape features a vibrant, green vista adorned with a diverse array of shrubs. These shrubs vary in size and shape, creating a captivating tapestry of textures and shades that harmoniously come together to paint a beautiful natural scene.


As the summer draws to an end, there is a note of sadness in the garden, with the knowledge that soon, many leaves will fall and plants will return to their winter dormancy. This can leave a bit of a gap in the landscape. Evergreen shrubs are the answer to your garden’s winter doldrums.

While I would never give up my flowering annuals and beautiful deciduous plants, there is something nice about a garden foundation made up of evergreen plants. The foundation of the garden is most often made up of shrubs.

Fortunately, there are a multitude of evergreen shrubs that can be used to build hedges and act as a foundation for all of those other lovely plants. By using these plants as a framework to build the garden upon, you will still have an attractive landscape, even in the dead of winter.

Let’s look at 27 of my favorite evergreen shrubs that can be used to build the foundation of your garden. These wonderful plants create a stunning backdrop for the flowering plants of the spring and summer while maintaining their foliage year-round.


A close-up of Abelia shrub flowers reveals delicate, trumpet-shaped blossoms with shades of pink and white, surrounded by glossy green leaves. These fragrant flowers cluster in small groups, adding charm to the shrub's overall appearance.
Several varieties of Abelia are available, making it suitable for different planting styles or garden borders.
botanical-name botanical name Abelia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 3’-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-11

Abelia is a lovely little shrub that is evergreen in zones 6-11 and deciduous in zones 4-5. It’s a great plant that provides year-round interest in most climates and is a tough, sturdy, and vigorous genus.

There are quite a few varieties of Abelia, many of which grow to a final height between 3’-6’, making them a nice small shrub or border in the garden. These plants bloom in the spring and have attractive foliage that changes according to the seasons in copper, green, red, pink, and purple shades.


Azalea plants feature flowers with vibrant pink colors. Their petals exhibit intricate patterns and textures. The backdrop of lush, deep green leaves provides a striking contrast, enhancing the overall beauty of the plant.
These striking azalea flowers are beloved in the American South during spring.
botanical-name botanical name Rhododendron tsutsusi
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height up to 20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-9

Once their own genus, azaleas are now considered members of the Rhododendron genus, with the evergreen varieties belonging to a subgenus called tsutsusi. If you’ve seen an azalea next to a rhododendron, it is not difficult to deduce why. The two plants strongly resemble one another.

These flowering phenomena are very popular in the American South, bringing a bounty of color to the spring blooming season. The warmer the climate, the earlier they bloom, with the occasional, sparser rebloom in the fall.

Azaleas tolerate many sun conditions but will bloom best with partial sun, emphasizing morning light. They grow beautifully, whether in the ground or in containers.


Alongside a wooden gate, Arborvitae plants feature foliage resembling miniature trees. Their densely packed, needle-like leaves create a lush, evergreen screen that adds privacy and natural charm to the surroundings.
Planting arborvitae in full sun ensures they develop the lushest and most dense foliage.
botanical-name botanical name Thuja occidentalis
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 15’-20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-8

This wonderful member of the cypress family is also known as cedar. As you might have guessed, it has aromatic wood and foliage with a spicy, smoky fragrance. These conifers have amazingly good cold tolerance, remaining evergreen as far north as zone 2. Planting in full sun will create the densest foliage.

Arborvitae can get quite large. They can be trained into the shape of a tree if desired, but they can also be maintained as a large shrub. Most varieties are narrower than tall, growing in a pyramidal shape. Like other columnar-style trees, they make a great hedge.


The Barberry plant shown displays small, ovoid leaves along its branches. These leaves are adorned with a deep red color, creating a striking visual contrast. Their spiky look adds a unique character to the plant's appearance.
Adding a burst of color to the garden, barberry is a striking sight.
botanical-name botanical name Berberis spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 8’-10’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

Barberry is a beautiful and popular shrub to use in the garden landscape. They are evergreen in most climates but may be deciduous in colder areas. These shrubs are relatively large and make a wonderful privacy or noise screen with their dense foliage and imposing size.

The foliage is the focal point, as the new growth on barberry shrubs appears in various flashy shades of red, yellow, and purple. This is a fantastic way to add color to the garden. Use caution when pruning, as barberry plants have thorns. A good pair of bypass loppers with a long handle can simplify this job.

Japanese barberries are invasive and prohibited in many states. Check with your local extension office before planting.

Blue Holly

A close-up of Blue Holly leaves with serrated green leaves that exude a glossy sheen. Their sharp, toothed edges provide an interesting visual texture and contribute to the plant's distinctive appeal.
Winter becomes a visual delight with blue holly’s vibrant red berries standing out from their lush green foliage.
botanical-name botanical name Ilex x meserveae
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 10’-15’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

The cheerful red berries of the female blue holly plant make the winter garden a more festive place to enjoy. The ‘Blue Princess’ variety is a female cultivar that, if planted near its mate ‘Blue Prince,’ will produce these brilliant berries in great numbers.

Blue holly loves cooler weather, so plant for best root acclimation in the fall, especially in warmer climates. The summer can cause stress to newly planted holly shrubs. These are nice, large shrubs with glossy and prickly blue-green foliage.


Nestled in green grasses, the boxwood plant takes on a circular ball shape. Its dense, emerald foliage is perfectly sculpted, creating an immaculate and geometrically pleasing garden feature that stands out in the landscape.
Boxwood plants feature small, dense leaves that withstand even the coldest months.
botanical-name botanical name Buxus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 1’-20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

If you love the look of topiaries and well-manicured hedges, boxwood is the shrub for you. These plants have small, dense leaves that take very well to pruning, and they are very cold tolerant so that the lovely foliage will stick around even during the coldest months. Most cultivars are hardy to zone 5, with one or two that can survive zone 4.

I think of the wonderfully structured hedge mazes of the classic English country garden when I think of boxwoods. Some varieties remain close to the ground, making an excellent border for a footpath. Still, others can be towering, making them excellent for a privacy hedge.


A close-up of the Camellia plant showcases vibrant pink flowers with delicate, petal layers that resemble elegant pins or rosettes. The lush green leaves provide a lush backdrop, accentuating the plant's natural beauty.
These Asian natives bloom in winter with red, white, pink, or pale yellow flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Camellia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial sun
height height up to 20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

Camellias have a special place in my heart. Growing up in zone 11, I had no idea that these plants existed until my college years in Gainesville, Florida, brought me to zone 9, where I encountered these stunning winter-blooming evergreen shrubs. With some varieties hardy to Zones 5 and 6, most are hardy to Zones 7-9.

C. japonica and C. sasanqua are most popular in the United States. These Asian natives have glossy, deep green leaves and bloom in the cooler months in red, white, pink, and pale yellow shades. The flowers are very sturdy and look gorgeous floating on a crystal bowl of water.

Cherry Laurel

A close-up of a Cherry Laurel plant featuring glossy, deep green leaves adorning the stems. The leaves are broad and elliptical, creating a dense canopy that provides shade and privacy in gardens and landscapes.
Position cherry laurel in low-traffic zones if you have small children or pets.
botanical-name botanical name Prunus laurocerasus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to full shade
height height 10’-20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-8

Pretty evergreen shrubs related to stone fruit trees, cherry laurels are fast-growing shrubs that can reach up to 20’ tall in some cases. In spring, they produce highly fragrant flower spikes that are a huge draw for butterflies and other pollinators. The dark green, glossy foliage is attractive year-round and works well with other plants in the garden.

Cherry laurel can be pruned into a small tree by removing the lower branches or left with a low ground clearance to act as a shrub. All parts of the plant are considered highly toxic to animals and humans, so this one will be best planted a little ways off the beaten track if children and pets are a concern.


A close-up of Daphne white flowers exhibiting pristine blossoms with slightly tubular petals. The glossy green leaves serve as an elegant backdrop to the flowers, enhancing their delicate and charming appearance.
Place your daphne plant in well-drained, acidic soil for optimal growth.
botanical-name botanical name Daphne spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 8’-15’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

Daphne shrubs can be a bit fussy and don’t take well to transplanting, so it is important to plant them where they are guaranteed to perform well. Once established, though, daphnes are easy to maintain and attractive plants.

Give your daphne a spot in well-drained, acidic soil. Aim for partial shade, as they will flower best under these conditions. Give your shrub plenty of water in its first year to help it establish roots. It will reward you with beautiful clusters of pink or white flowers.

False Cypress

A close-up of False Cypress displaying needle-like leaves that form intricate patterns along its branches. These leaves create a unique texture and add to the plant's distinctive visual appeal.
Larger false cypress plants can be expertly pruned into a small tree or a substantial shrub in form.
botanical-name botanical name Chamaecyparis spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

Every bit as lovely as their namesake, false cypress are evergreen shrubs with soft, fernlike foliage that adds texture and year-round interest to the landscape. There are several dwarf varieties if you like the look of this shrub but want to make it work in a smaller space. Larger varieties can be pruned into a small tree or a large shrub.

Give this shrub well-drained soil but plenty of moisture. Outside of that, there is very little maintenance required. These shrubs add a desirable vertical element to the landscape, growing considerably taller than their spread.


 A close-up features the intricate details of Fir plants with their needle-like leaves in vibrant shades of green. The branches gracefully extend, creating a lush, textured appearance.
Thriving in cooler summer climates, fir trees grow slowly and require minimal maintenance.
botanical-name botanical name Abies spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height Varies widely
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-7

You probably think of fir plants as trees- some species can grow to astounding heights, up to 150 feet! We are going to focus on the dwarf varieties, however. These shrubby conifers typically stay closer to seven feet tall, making them very nice, hardy, evergreen shrubs.

The fir genus’s dense, flat, aromatic leaves make it a popular Christmas tree. They are slow-growing and prefer climates that have cooler summers. They are very easy to grow, and their slow growth rate makes them easy to maintain.


A Gardenia plant is shown, featuring exquisite white flowers with delicate, waxy petals. Surrounding the flowers are lush green leaves that provide a vibrant backdrop to the elegant blooms.
With compact, glossy foliage, gardenias grace your garden with blooms from late spring to late summer.
botanical-name botanical name Gardenia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 3’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8-11

Another evergreen shrub that I appreciate in my garden year-round is the gardenia shrub. Gardenias prefer temperate climates with mild winters, but we have experienced some more severe temperatures in recent winters, and my ‘Frost Proof’ gardenias truly stood up to the cold with great vigor.

Best known for their wonderfully fragrant flowers, gardenias always make a great addition to the landscape. They are compact, with glossy, sturdy foliage, and have a long blooming season in late spring, often with a brief reprisal in late summer. You can’t go wrong with a graceful gardenia.

Indian Hawthorn

A close-up of Indian Hawthorn displays clusters of small, vibrant pink flowers nestled among glossy green leaves. The contrast between the vivid blooms and lush foliage creates a striking visual.
Guard this plant against fungal issues by ensuring adequate air circulation.
botanical-name botanical name Rhaphiolepis indica
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 3’-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 7-11

Indian hawthorn makes a great ornamental low shrub with its glossy foliage and flashy pink and white flowers. These star-shaped flowers bloom in spring and are lightly fragrant, attracting pollinators to the garden.

Give your Indian hawthorn a spot with full sun and well-drained soil. They can be prone to fungal issues, so ensure adequate air circulation around these plants. They are very drought tolerant once their roots become established and will require minimal supplemental watering, although they do like access to water if it’s available.

Inkberry Holly

A close-up of the Inkberry Holly plant showcases its dark green leaves, which are neatly arranged along the branches, creating a dense and textured appearance. Additionally, violet berries adorn the branches, adding a splash of color to the foliage.
This smooth-leaved holly shrub offers a thornless alternative to traditional holly leaves.
botanical-name botanical name Ilex glabra
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 5’-10’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-11

Another type of holly shrub, the inkberry holly, is a smooth-leafed species that lacks the thorny quality of typical holly leaves. It is also fairly compact and slow-growing, making it a great choice for gardens with limited space.

In winter, deeply pigmented berries hang on the branches of female plants. While the berries share the common shape of other holly species, their color is such a deep red that it’s nearly black. Inkberry commonly grows in bogs or near ponds. It produces greenish-white flowers in the late spring. Inkberry shrubs look great in groupings.

Japanese Andromeda

A close-up of Japanese Andromeda reveals cascading clusters of dainty white flowers with delicate petals. The lush, evergreen leaves provide an elegant and complementary frame for the ethereal blooms.
This shrub boasts striking red foliage when young, ranging from rosy pink to fiery red.
botanical-name botanical name Pieris japonica
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 9’-12’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-7

Japanese andromeda is ideal as an evergreen shrub that can tolerate partial shade and still look great. In addition to its evergreen foliage, this plant blooms very early in the year. It has even been known to produce flowers while snow is still on the ground.

The new foliage is red initially, with some varieties leaning toward pink while others are a deep, bright red. Japanese andromedas have a shrubby, rounded growth habit, often spreading to match their height. The clusters of delicate, bell-shaped, white flowers resemble lily-of-the-valley blossoms.


A close-up of Juniper highlights the distinctive foliage, characterized by needle-like leaves arranged in clusters. The leaves are a rich green color and have a textured, spiky appearance.
The versatile juniper can serve as a shrub or tree, adapting to various landscaping needs.
botanical-name botanical name Juniperus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height Varies widely
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

A sturdy plant that does the job without much commotion, juniper can be grown as a shrub or tree. There are even varieties that stay low as a ground cover plant! The low clearance makes it a great plant for pruning into a large shrub, but the lower branches can be pruned off to create a more treelike shape. Its blue-green foliage is attractive and dense, making juniper a great noise screen or privacy hedge.

Junipers are members of the Cypress family and share similar fernlike, aromatic foliage. The seed cones of this evergreen look like deep blue berries with a pale, waxy coating. They are used commonly as a spice and during the distillation of gin.


A close-up of Mahonia features vibrant yellow flowers held on elegant spikes amidst dark green, spiky leaves. The contrast between the sunny blooms and the serrated foliage creates a captivating composition.
Slow-growing and evergreen, mahonia provides year-round appeal.
botanical-name botanical name Mahonia aquifolium
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to full shade
height height 7’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-9

Mahonia, or Oregon grape, is in the same family as barberry but more closely resembles a holly plant. The shiny, large leaves have a serrated or toothy edge. Mahonia is a great plant for spots in the year that don’t receive full sun, as they are happy in a wide variety of exposure conditions.

This is a slow-growing shrub that provides year-round interest. They produce bright yellow flowers, blooming at the tail end of winter and into early spring. Their grape-like fruits mature through the spring, drawing birds to the plant in summertime. This is a great ornamental with extra impact when planted in groups.

Mirror Bush

A close-up of Mirror Bush showcases its striking leaves, which are elliptical in shape and have a glossy, reflective surface. The leaves appear to shimmer in the light.
Planting in groups boosts this plant’s flower and fruit yield, creating a more stunning presentation.
botanical-name botanical name Coprosma repens
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 5’-10’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8-11

Named for its exceptionally glossy leaves, mirror bush is a fast-growing shrub that performs best in partial shade, although it will tolerate full sun. Also called a looking glass plant, this bush comes in many combinations of colors, commonly variegates, that include green, red, and yellow.

Many varieties have foliage that changes color in the fall, but the plant retains its leaves in warmer climates year-round. Small, inconspicuous flowers in spring give way to berries in late summer, but only on female plants. Plant these in groups for better flowering and fruiting.

Mountain Laurel

A close-up of Mountain Laurel exhibits clusters of delicate, bell-shaped flowers with intricate patterns, nestled among glossy green leaves. The combination of blooms and foliage creates a harmonious and captivating display.
Mountain laurel displays many small white or pink flowers with purple markings in late spring.
botanical-name botanical name Kalmia latifolia
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to full shade
height height 6’-15’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

With a large North American native range, mountain laurel is a great addition to many garden climates. The smooth, shiny foliage is bright green and remains attractive throughout the seasons. Give your mountain laurel acidic soil for the best results.

The display of flowers in late spring makes this a particularly desirable shrub. Masses of small white or pink flowers with purple markings cover the shrub and leave behind small, brown fruits if not deadheaded. Mountain laurel makes a stunning hedge in a mass planting.

Mugo Pine

In a soil bed adorned with gray pebbles, a Mugo pine shrub thrives. Its compact form and dense foliage of dark green needle-like leaves create a visually appealing and sturdy presence in the landscape.
Despite its slow growth, mugo pine can ultimately reach heights of 20 feet or more.
botanical-name botanical name Pinus mugo
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 20’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-7

The exceptional cold hardiness of mugo pine is a major draw, as is its dense, needlelike foliage. Most cultivars are prized for their spread, which can outgrow the plant’s height. Mugo pine is slow-growing but can ultimately reach 20 feet or taller.

Smaller varieties look wonderful in rock gardens or as bonsai trees. Prune larger varieties to look like small trees. They are not picky about soil, except for an aversion to clay, and they are well suited to urban living. Mugo pine will thrive in climates with cooler summers.


A close-up of a Rhododendron reveals intricate flowers with delicate shades of pink, surrounded by vibrant, glossy, evergreen leaves. The flowers boast intricate patterns, resembling elegant, funnel-shaped blooms.
Rhododendron plants shine in spring, producing a profusion of colorful flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Rhododendron spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 3’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

Rhododendrons love cool weather. However, there are so many varieties with different preferences. Some rhododendrons are well suited to warmer climates. Grow dwarf varieties in containers if you live in climates colder than Zone 4.

The best season for these plants is spring, when they produce a massive amount of colorful flowers. Shades of purple, pink, coral, white, purple, and even red will dress up the landscape in late spring. They will bloom earlier in the year in warmer climates, with an occasional reblooming in early fall as the weather cools.


A close-up of Rosemary, dainty purple-blue flowers emerge amidst slender, needle-like leaves. The flowers contrast beautifully against the deep green foliage, creating a captivating blend of colors and textures.
Unlike most herbs, allowing rosemary to flower doesn’t affect the leaves’ flavor.
botanical-name botanical name Salvia rosmarinus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-10

Rosemary is a beautiful name and a delicious herb, and it also makes a wonderful ornamental shrub. The aromatic foliage of rosemary shrubs makes them ideal for planting near outdoor living areas. They also stay fairly compact, so they make great container plants.

Give your rosemary shrub a lot of sunlight. This is a true, full-sun type of plant. Rosemary produces beautiful purple flowers that are very popular among pollinators. Unlike many herbs, allowing your rosemary to flower won’t diminish the flavor of the leaves. Just be sure to trim back the flower spikes after they have bloomed to avoid the plant becoming too woody unless that is what you prefer.


A close-up of a Spruce plant showcases a robust branch adorned with deep green, needle-like leaves. The leaves cluster densely along the branch, creating a lush and verdant appearance, typical of this coniferous species.
Suitable for Christmas trees, spruce plants have densely arranged needlelike leaves.
botanical-name botanical name Picea spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height Varies widely
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Spruce plants vary widely based on variety, with the dwarf cultivars making very nice, mid-sized shrubs. They are hardy in a wide range of climates, although they do not tolerate drought, so they are not the best selection for climates that have dry, hot summers.

Most varieties have a pyramidal or conical shape and are used as larval food for several butterfly and moth species. The needlelike leaves are arranged densely on highly branched boughs. This plant makes a great Christmas tree!

Tea Olive

A close-up of a Tea Olive featuring a graceful branch adorned with glossy, dark green leaves unfurls to reveal small, cream-colored flowers.
The tea olive’s subtle flowers form small clusters on branch tips during cooler months.
botanical-name botanical name Osmanthus fragrans
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 15’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8–11

In the South, tea olive shrubs are a sign of welcome, often planted by your front door, where the delicious fragrance of their small white flowers will greet guests as they arrive. They are moderately fast-growing shrubs that can reach up to 15 feet tall in just a handful of years.

Tea olive has shiny, stiff, deep green foliage. Prune to increase branching, making your shrub denser and fuller in appearance. The flowers are inconspicuous, appearing in small clusters at the ends of branches in the cooler months of the year. The amount of fragrance these tiny flowers produce is why they are popular. They smell divine!


A close-up of Viburnum features a branch festooned with lush, serrated leaves and clusters of delicate, white flowers. The flowers form a profusion of intricate, star-shaped blossoms, adding an air of sophistication to the plant.
The blossoms of viburnum shrubs offer a convenient source of nectar for pollinators.
botanical-name botanical name Viburnum spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 2’-30’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-9

Many viburnums are evergreen, like Prague viburnum, although there are deciduous varieties that have wonderful fall colors. They vary widely in size, with some dwarf varieties topping out at about three feet tall, while other, larger cultivars can reach 20 feet. They typically have a nice spread, making these an imposing shrub that makes a great focal point.

In spring, viburnum shrubs produce clusters of attractive white flowers that are sometimes fragrant. They are a huge draw for pollinators, especially bees. The large clusters of flowers provide a great nectar source to pollinators without requiring them to travel long distances, using precious energy.


A close-up of Wintercreeper unveils dense, cascading branches covered in glossy, green leaves. The leaves exhibit variegation with shades of green and cream, creating a striking visual display and adding texture to the landscape.
In spring, inconspicuous white blooms emerge from wintercreeper’s lush greenery.
botanical-name botanical name Euonymus fortunei
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 2’-10’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

Wintercreeper, as the name might signify, is a shrub with a vining habit that can make a wonderful wall of leaves if given the proper support. It proliferates, so it needs some attention to prevent it from being invasive. The flowers are white and inconspicuous, blooming in the spring.

The larger varieties can reach heights up to 10 feet but climb to much greater heights if given support. Some varieties can grow up to 60 feet and taller. Dwarf varieties make wonderful ground cover. Full or partial sunlight is acceptable for wintercreeper.


A close-up of a Yew plant showcases small, inconspicuous flowers surrounded by dark green, needle-like leaves. The leaves form a dense canopy that provides an elegant contrast to the subtle beauty of the flowers.
The cone-like flowers and winter berries of the yew attract birds.
botanical-name botanical name Taxus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height Varies widely
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Yew bushes come in many different shapes and sizes. The larger varieties grow into tall trees, while dwarf varieties are better for groundcovers or shrubs. Their flowers are cone-like and very appealing to birds, as are the red berries that replace them in the winter.

Yews have flat, needlelike leaves that spiral around reddish-brown branches. Prune these slow-growing shrubs to maintain a compact size or specific shape. Easy to maintain, yew bushes are a great addition to the landscape.

Final Thoughts

By building your garden around an evergreen foundation, you never have to spend the winter looking at bare branches again. These great hedges help create a garden landscape that is attractive all year!

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