Non-conifer evergreen plants
We all have conifers, wonderful evergreen plants for New England, and I do like them very much. But has anyone anything to contribute regarding other broadleaf evergreen plants? We all know about Rhododendron and Azalea, but what else are you all growing? What about Aucuba, Cherry Laurel, Ilicium, Camellia, Gardenia and other evergreen plants such as yucca, bamboo, agave or even the hardy palms (Trachycarpus and Rhapidophyllum)? I do love our traditional New England temperate gardens, and I have many of the "must haves", but I'm also interested in adding new things too. I hesitate to use the term "exotic", because many of the things that are so common in our gardens today, actually are exotic in the true meaning of the word, i. e. they originated elsewhere and were brought here at some time in the past, probably by pioneering gardeners who, like me, also wanted to add new things. So who's growing what and where?