Spring isn’t the only season for gardening. At the top of our fall gardening to-do list is planting evergreen shrubs. Evergreen shrubs, especially flowering evergreen shrubs, offer landscape interest all year in landscape beds or in container gardens.
Survey our choices below as you plan your fall container gardening or that landscape refresh you’ve been looking forward to beginning.
1. Obsession™ Nandina
Looking to add fall color to your landscape? Add Nandinas — these bold red and orange hues against a lush green backdrop will set the mood for autumn and provide year-round interest. Southern Living Nandinas grow compact and are non-invasive; plus, these nandinas don’t berry often.
2. Flirt™ Nandina
Stunning, deep red, new growth accentuates the evergreen leaves of this very compact-growing nandina. Flirt™ has superior color through the summer unlike similar varieties. Southern Living Nandinas are non-invasive and grow in full sun to part shade.
3. October Magic® Camellias
These Southern beauties provide autumn color, displaying gorgeous blooms throughout fall and winter. Plant Southern Living Camellias now to enjoy the benefits!
4. Bayou Bliss™ Distylium
For boxwood lovers who fear boxwood blight, Bayou Bliss Distylium is a great alternative. Attractive, soft, blue-green fine textured foliage is paired with a compact, rounded habit, making the pest-resistant and disease-resistant evergreen ideal for mass plantings, borders, or hedges.
5. Diana™ Camellia
Brilliant white blooms make the Diana Camellia fit any garden color scheme. Compact with a medium growth rate, Diana blooms in October to November.
6. ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia
Add soft texture to the shade garden, and enjoy golden yellow blooms this winter with ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia.
7. Purple Pixie® Loropetalum
The versatility and compact nature of this unique dwarf loropetalum, Purple Pixie Loropetalum, never disappoints. Add year-round purple foliage color to garden beds, window boxes, hanging baskets or containers and enjoy delicate pink spring flowers.
8. Fire Chief™ Arborvitae
This compact evergreen arborvitae, or thuja, glows with bright gold foliage in spring. Summertime brings gentle hues of orange to the fine foliage, which deepens to red in autumn. The rounded shrub remains compact without pruning and resists sun and wind burn.
9. Robin™ Holly
What fun are the holidays without holly? This classic evergreen plant looks tidy (and adds texture) in the landscape, and you can snip and clip from it to decorate for the holidays with greenery.