Saturday, September 27, 2008

Diary - My 10 Favourite Broadleaf Evergreens

My 4 Favourite…………………………Broadleaf Evergreens

Rock Spray Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
Zone 6 Height:20” Spread: 36”

“Excellent plant for rock gardens or against walls.” Pink flowers, bright red berries in the fall. (pronounced co-TOHN-ee-AS-ter)

Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei)
Zone 4-5 Height: 4-5’ Spread: 15” – 4’

White/Silver: ‘Emerald Gaiety’ variegated green and silver
Gold: ‘Sunspot Euonymus’ green edged leaf with yellow centre
Dark: ‘Sarcoxie Euonymus’
Euonymus can be a ground cover, small shrub or a vine. Likes sun or shade. Great plant in a border or as a hedge. Leaves stay on in winter

Wilson Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Wilson’)
Zone 5 Height: 10” Spread: 4.9”
Sun or shade. Great ground cover. Most leaves stay over winter

Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Zone 4 Height: 30” Spread: 24”

Sun. An Interesting addition to a border. Tall spikes or creamy white flowers that bloom in July above broad pointed leaves. Tie up over winter to protect from snow damage.

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