Winter Greens

cookie8(zone 5 ON)November 21, 2007

I am looking for a shrub that will stay green all year long. The catch I don't really want evergreens but something with small leaves. Is there anything where the leaves stay on all year long? thanks

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ianna(Z5b)

Hi Cookie, evergreens is an umbrella description for all plants that remain green all year long. So that covers pines, firs, spruce, yews, boxwood, hollies, euonymous (semi evergreen)- to name a few.

So perhaps what you are searching is something like boxwood which is an evergreen but certainly not a pine or a fir.

Ianna

    Bookmark   November 21, 2007 at 3:28PM
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greylady_gardener

I was going to suggest holly...and boxwood is a great idea.

Lois

    Bookmark   November 21, 2007 at 4:12PM
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IanW Zone 5 Ont. Can.

Adding Pieris Japonica to the above lists...
"google" it...a very nice shrub

Ian

    Bookmark   November 21, 2007 at 4:40PM
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cookie8(zone 5 ON)

thanks so much. I really do like them both.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2007 at 5:30PM
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