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:
Soap aloe is a great low maintenance ground cover for sunny dry areas.
Bulbine is a sun loving succulent with cheery orange and yellow flowers.
Palms and Cycads:
The Cabbage Palm is the State Tree of Florida.
Queen's tears is a carefree bromeliad for the shade. Its blooms add festive color to the winter holiday season.
Feijoa, or Pineapple Guava, is an underutilized shrub that has it all: attractive evergreen foliage, pretty flowers and tasty fruit.
Texas Sage is drought tolerant and has stunning silvery foliage.
Enjoy the exquisite fragrance of Tea Olive all winter long.
Vaccinium spp. - Blueberries
This native tree is a beautiful symbol of the south, with evergreen leaves and large white fragrant flowers.
Confederate jasmine has fragrant white flowers.
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