They're not just conifers! These evergreen plants look good all year round.

Many of our landscape and garden plants are deciduous- they drop their leaves in the winter. Other plants will die back to the ground and send up new shoots in the spring.

It’s a good idea to make sure that your landscape is structured around a core group of evergreen plants that will look good all year long. This is especially important to keep in mind when planting for privacy or to screen unattractive views.

These plants remain green even in winter:

Cacti, succulents and other drought tolerant perennials:


Aloe saponaria, Asphodelaceae, succulent, Aloe maculata, soap aloe Aloe saponaria
Soap aloe is a great low maintenance ground cover for sunny dry areas.

bulbine, succulent, drought tolerant, asphodelaceae, evergreen Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine is a sun loving succulent with cheery orange and yellow flowers.

Opuntia humifusa


Palms and Cycads:

Sabal palmetto, cabbage palm, arecaceae

Sabal palmetto
The Cabbage Palm is the State Tree of Florida.

Serenoa repens

Zamia furfuracea

Zamia pumila


Aspidistra elatior

billbergia Billbergia nutans
Queen's tears is a carefree bromeliad for the shade. Its blooms add festive color to the winter holiday season.


acca leaves, feijoa leaves, pineapple guava leaves

Acca sellowiana
Feijoa, or Pineapple Guava, is an underutilized shrub that has it all: attractive evergreen foliage, pretty flowers and tasty fruit.

Camellia japonica, pink perfection Camellia japonica

Camellia sasanqua Camellia sasanqua

camellia sinensis, tea plant Camellia sinensis

Gardenia augusta

Ilex species

Illicium floridanum

Leucophyllum, texas sage Leucophyllum frutescens
Texas Sage is drought tolerant and has stunning silvery foliage.

Lyonia ferruginea

Myrica cerifera

osmanthus fragrans, tea olive Osmanthus fragrans
Enjoy the exquisite fragrance of Tea Olive all winter long.

Rosmarinus officinalis

Ternstroemia gymnanthera

Vaccinium spp. - Blueberries


Citrus reticulata

Ilex species

Juniperus virginiana

magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora
This native tree is a beautiful symbol of the south, with evergreen leaves and large white fragrant flowers.

various Pinus

Quercus virginiana


Bignonia capreolata, crossvine, bignoniaceae

Bignonia capreolata

Gelsemium sempervirens

trachelospermum jasminoides, confederate jasmine, star jasmine, evergreen vine, vanilla scent, fragrant white flowers Trachelospermum jasminoides

Confederate jasmine has fragrant white flowers.

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