Ivydene Gardens Shrub - Evergreen Gallery:
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You can select an evergreen shrub by clicking on the Thumbnail to see its Plant Description alongside from the:-

  • Flower Colour
  • Foliage Colour
  • Form
  • Shape
  • Fruit Colour or
  • Flower Bed Picture Pages from the menu on the right or
  • 5 Flower Colours per 12 Months Pages,

or clicking on the Botanical Name link from one of the:-

or you can select one of the 46 EVERGREEN SHRUBS by clicking on its:-

  • Name in the list below

Evergreen Shrub Pages
Abutilon megapotamicum
Berberis darwinii
Camellia japonica
Ceanothus
Choisya ternata
Cistus purpureus
Dryas octopetala
Escallonia
Euonymus fortunei
Euonymus japonicus
Euphorbia characias
Euryops acraeus
Fremontodendron californicum
Gaultheria 'Shallon'
Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'
Hebe albicans
Hebe brachysiphon
Hebe 'Franciscana'
Hebe 'Great Orme'
Hebe 'Youngii'
Helianthemum 'Henfield Brilliant'
Helianthemum lunulatum
Helianthemum 'Old Gold'
Helichrysum splendidum
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hypericum
Hypericum moserianum 'Tricolor'
Hypericum polyphyllum
Iberis saxatilis
Kalmia angustifolia
Kalmia angustifolia alba
Lavatera 'Rosea'
Lonicera nitida
Lupinus arboreus
Mahonia japonica
Myrtus communis
Nandina domestica
Olearia nummulariifolia
Olearia x haastii
Olearia x scilloniensis
Prunus laurocerasus
Rosmarinus officinalis
Thymus cilicicus
Thymus polytrichus
Vaccinium vitis idaea
Yucca gloriosa
Shrub - Evergreen Gallery Introduction
Shrub - Evergreen Site Map

"

I’m Phil Gates, a botanist at Durham University in the UK and a Guardian Country Diarist. I have been fascinated by natural history since primary school days and with the microscopic world since my parents gave me my first microscope, when I was 12 years old. The magic of making personal discoveries about the natural world has never worn off.

WELCOME TO MY DIGITAL BOTANIC GARDEN.....

I first visited the Royal Botanic Garden Kew in the early 1960s, when it cost one old penny to get in. As those associated with Kew will tell you, changes in government funding, inflation and numerous other factors mean that today it costs visitors rather more to get in but I cannot emphasise enough that it's still great value for money and an inspirational place to visit. From the moment I first saw the place I always fancied the idea of planting my own botanic garden so I've established one, in digital form, here at the Digital Botanic Garden. The concept has a lot going for it... a climate where anything grows, no pests and diseases to deal with (unless they're interesting and I choose to introduce them), no grass to cut and I can grow and research anything I like....... and visitors get in free, which is an even better bargain than Kew was half a century ago. It's true that Kew has a 250 year head-start on my DBG, so there's a lot of catching up to do - but digital plants establish themselves very quickly....

" from Digitial Botanic Garden

"

1. Best plants for bees: Ceanothus (California lilac)

The majority of Ceanothus are evergreen. The leaves are small (typically 1-5 cm long) and mostly with serrated margins.
The tiny flowers can be white, blue (which is what we have in our garden), pale purple or pink. The flowers are produced in large, dense clusters that are intensely fragrant.
The seeds of the Ceanothus can lie dormant for hundreds of years, and Ceanothus species are typically dependent on forest fires to trigger germination of its seeds.

 

2. Best plants for bees: Heather (Also known as Ling)

Different varieties of Heather have flower colours ranging from white, through pink, red and purples. The flowering season extends from late July to November in the northern hemisphere, depending on the variety.
Heather is found growing wild in the UK on Moorland and there's many cultivated varieties.

 

3. Best plants for bees: Thyme (A very fragrant herb)

Thyme is a drought tolerant perennial, that can be found growing on mountain highlands. It prefers a well-drained light soil, which should not be too rich in nutrients which will only make the plant 'leggy' and loose its compact shape. Being a native of the Mediterranean it needs a place in full sun.
Thyme reaches a height of 30 cm (12in) and is best suited either to the rock garden or the front of a border. I tend to keep it in a pot in the kitchen in winter and grow it amongst other herbs in a planter outside the back door, which gets the sun for most of the day. It is also in easy reach when I want to cut some for cooking.
Thyme is widely cultivated for its strong flavour, which is due to its content of thymol. Thyme can be deep frozen and retains its flavour on drying better than many other herbs.

 

4. Best plants for bees: Lavender (Lavandula - flowering plants of the mint family)

Lavender is a very bushy short shrub that grows wild in the sunny, stony habitats of the Mediterranean Mountains. It also flourishes in Australia, and the United States.
Lavender grows to a height of roughly 60cms and do best in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline soils in full sun. Once established this herb thrives on poor, dry, stony soils, but does not tolerate water-logging.
The name Lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means "to wash". Lavender was frequently used in baths to help purify the body and spirit. However, this herb is also used natural remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and mood disturbances. Research has confirmed that lavender produces calming, soothing and sedative effects but use during pregnancy is not advised.

 

5. Best plants for bees: Hebe (Named after the Greek Goddess of Youth: Hebe)

Hebe is an evergreen shrub and ranges in size from dwarf shrubs to small trees up to 7 metres. They are native to to New Zealand, Rapa in French Polynesia, the Falkland Islands, and South America. They come in a variety of colours and they attract butterflies as well as bees.
Hebes cope with most soil types, and can be propagated easily from cuttings. Although they can tolerate the British winter, Hebes do not like bitter cold winds.

 

6. Best plants for bees: Candytuft (Also known as Iberis)

Preferring full sun and dryish conditions Candytuft is very easy to grow and can be planted almost anywhere in the garden except deep shade. Native to the Mediterranean it flowers from May to August.
Candytuft is a fast-growing, annual, bushy plant with small, dense, round heads of fragrant flowers, which come in a range of colours from white to red.

 

7. Best plants for bees: Escallonia (A plant mentioned in Virginia Wolfe's book 'Jacob's Room')

Escallonia is commonly used for hedging. Escallonia grows quite rapidly, about 1 ft per year and reaches between 4-8ft in height. Flowering from June to October Escallonia has masses of white or rosy crimson flowers, with a honey fragrance.

 

8. Best plants for bees: Sage (Sometimes called Salvia)

Sage, (of which there are several varieties) is a small perennial evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean and commonly grown as a kitchen and medicinal herb or as an ornamental garden plant.
Sage very easy to propogate by taking a cutting with a "heel" on it and potting up.

 

9. Best plants for bees: Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha is a large, thorny evergreen shrub , which is native from southeast Europe east to southeast Asia. The plants reach up to 6m tall but can be trained against a wall or fence using supporting wires.
The seven species have white flowers that are produced during late spring and early summer. The berries, called pomes, are either red, orange or yellow and provide welcome food for berry eating birds.
Note: The thorns on the bushes are vicious and you need to wear gloves when pruning.

 

10. Best plants for bees: Broom (Also known as Bissom)

Broom is a member of the pea family and flowers through the late spring and summer.
The plant has leafless stems that in spring and summer are covered in profuse golden-yellow flowers. Apart from the yellow flowers, a few have white, orange, red, pink or purple flowers.
Broom plants can grow up to 10 feet tall and tolerate (and often thrive best in) poor soils and growing conditions. Broom needs good drainage and performs poorly on wet soils.

" from Nature Hills Nursery in America.

 

Nurseries that grow and sell plants to the Public:-

If a plant is detailed in its own page in one of the Plant Galleries and it occurs in one of their catalogues, then it is noted as being available from that nursery in the Comments Section of that plant's description page.

Coblands Nurseries:-
Coblands Nurseries were founded in 1963 growing a wide range of shrubs, herbaceous, grasses, ferns and trees in the ‘coblands’ of Kent. The production nursery extends over 120 acres on a number of sites in and around Tonbridge, growing approximately a million plants at any one time.
www.best4plants.co.uk now brings this wealth of knowledge and expertise to the general public as well as the trade.

Kevock Garden Plants:-
The present mail-order nursery was developed on a bare site (Kevock Garden is on a slope with the top being well-drained sand, but the underlying clay emerges at the bottom of the slope and that is permanently wet) in 2002 and grows unusual alpine, bog, woodland and herbaceous plants, shrubs and bulbs for both the Retail and Trade markets.
Kevock Garden Plants will design your garden and produce the Planting Plan.

R. V. Roger Ltd, The Nurseries, Malton Road (A169), Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7JW - Tel:(01751)472226 - Fax:(01751)476749 is a traditional third-generation family-run nursery, with the emphasis on plant quality and first-class customer service. The range of field-grown fruit trees grown is one of the best in the country, including many traditional varieties, which are becoming quite rare. They also grow over 40,000 roses in nearly 300 varieties. The rose field is usually in flower from the middle of July until the autumn, when you are welcome to visit and walk through the field. Besides shrubs and ornamental trees, R. V. Roger also produce four bulb catalogues throughout the year, offering choice for a plant or plants by mail order direct from the 280 acre nursery.

 

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SHRUB - EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
(o)Variegated Yellow
White
(o)Yellow
(o)4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
Clump-forming
(o)Upright
Climbing
(o)Arching

SHAPE
Columnar
Oval
(o)Rounded
Flattened Spherical
Narrow Conical
Broad Conical
Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shape
Fan-shaped
Broad Fan-shape
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping
Single-stem Palm
Multi-stem Palm

FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Fruit

FLOWER BED PICTURES
(o)Garden

7 Flower Colours (Red, Pink and Purple in same Page) per Month in Colour Wheel below. Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Evergreen Shrub Height from Text Border in this Gallery

 

Blue =
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

Green=
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Red =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Evergreen Shrub Height from Text Border in Evergreen Shrub Gallery

Brown =
0-12 inches
(0-30 cms)

Blue =
12-36 inches
(30-90 cms)

Green =
36-60 inches
(90-150 cms)

Red =
60-120 inches
(150-300 cms)

Black =
120+ inches
(300+ cms)

Evergreen Shrub Soil Moisture from Text Background

 

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

The Plant Height Border in this Gallery has changed from :-
Blue = 0-2 feet, Green = 2-6 feet, Red = 6+ feet to:-

  • Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms) for Prostrate Creeping Shrubs,
  • Blue = 12-36 inches (30-90 cms) for Dwarf Shrubs,
  • Green = 36-60 inches (90-150 cms) for Small Shrubs,
  • Red = 60-120 inches (150-300 cms) for Medium Shrubs
  • Black = 120+ inches (300+ cms) for Large Shrubs

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Evergreen Shrub named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Evergreen Shrub Description Page details where that Evergreen Shrub is available from.

 

Evergreen Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

A

Abutilon mega-potamicum
 

Lantern shape with Yellow petals,
Red calyces

abutilonflomegapotamicum

July, August, September,
October, November,
December

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Bright Green

Andromeda

See Andromeda in Heather Shrub Gallery

B

Berberis
darwinii

Fragrant Orange-Yellow followed by spherical, blue-glaucous, black fruit

berberisflodarwinii1

April, May

144 x 144
(360 x 360)

Spine-toothed Glossy Dark Green

C

Calluna

See Calluna in Heather Shrub Gallery

callunaflotvulgariscoccinea1

Calluna vulgaris 'Coccinea'
 

Camellia
japonica

Red

camelliaflojaponica

April

336 x 300
(840 x 750)

Glossy Dark Green

Choisya
ternata

Fragrant White

choisyafloternata1

April, May

96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Bright Green

Cistus x
purpureus

Dark Pink

cistusflotpurpureus1

June, July, August

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark Green

D

Daboecia

See Daboecia in Heather Shrub Gallery

daboeciaflotcantabricabicolor1a

Daboecia cantabrica bicolor
 

Dryas
octopetala

Creamy-White

dryasflotoctopetala1

June, July

4 x 36
(10 x 90)

Dark Green, leathery and silver underneath

E

Erica

See Erica in Heather Shrub Gallery

ericaflotcarneaspringwoodwhite1a

Erica carnea 'Springwood White'
 

Escallonia

Red

escallonisflot

June, July

72 x 96
(180 x 240)

Glossy dark green

Euonymus
fortunei

...

...

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Toothed glossy dark green variegated with Yellow

Euonymus
japonicus

Light Yellow

euonymusflotjaponicus1

May, June

144 x 72
(360 x 180)

Toothed glossy dark green

Euphorbia
characias

Yellow-Green

euphorbiaflotcharacias1

April, May, June, July

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Grey-Green

Euryops
acraeus

Deep Yellow

euryopsflotacraeus1a

June, July

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Silvery-grey

F

Fremonto-dendron californicum

Bright Yellow

fremontodendronflotcalifornicum1

May, June, July, August, September, October

240 x 144
(600 x 360)

Dark Green

G

Gaultheria
'Shallon'

Pink suffused White

June, July

48 x 60
(120 x 150)

Glossy Dark Green

H

Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'

Creamy-Yellow

halmiocistusflotwintonensismerristwoodcream1a
 

June, July
 

24 x 36
(60 x 90)

Grey-Green

Heathers

See Heathers in Heather Shrub Gallery

Hebe
albicans

White

hebeflotalbicans1a

June, July
...

24 x 36
(60 x 90)

Grey-Green
...

Hebe
brachysiphon

White

hebeflotbrachysiphon1

June, July, August
...

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Mid-Green
...

Hebe
'Franciscana'

...

Pink-tinged Purple

hebeflotfranciscana1

July, August, September,
October

36 x 36
(90 x 90)
...

Dull Dark Green
...
...

Hebe
'Great Orme'
...

Bright Pink

hebeflotgreatorme1

July, August, September,
October, November

48 x 48
(120 x 120)
...

Mid-Green
...
...

Hebe 'Youngii'

Violet-Blue

hebecfloyoungii1a

June, July

8 x 24
(21 x 60)

Dark Green

Helianth-emum
'Henfield
Brilliant'

Terracotta-Orange

helianthemumflothenfieldbrilliant1

June, July,
August
...

12 x 12
(30 x 30)
...

Grey-Green
...
...

Helianth-emum lunulatum

Clear Yellow

helianthemumflotlunulatum1a

June, July
...

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Grey-Green
...

Helianthe-mum 'Old Gold'

Golden-Yellow

helianthemumflotoldgold1a

June, July

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Grey-Green

Helichrysum splendidum

Dark Yellow

helichrysumflotsplendidum1

September, October

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Silver-Grey
...

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Crimson

hibiscusflotrosasinensis

August, September, October

144 x 96
(360 x 240)

Glossy Dark Green

Hypericum

Yellow

hypericumflot1

...

...

Green

Hypericum moserianum
'Tricolor'

Yellow

hypericumflotmoserianumtricolor1

June, July,
August,
September, October

12 x 24
(30 x 60)
...

Mid Green variegated
with cream, pink
and green

Hypericum polyphyllum

Bright Yellow

hypericumflotpolyphyllum1

June, July, August

8 x 24
(45 x 60)

Blue-Green

I

Iberis saxatilis

White, Purple-tinged
with age

iberisflotsaxatilis1

May, June

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Dark Green

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kalmia
angustifolia

Pale to Deep Red

kalmiaflotangustifolia

June

24 x 60
(60 x 150)

Dark Green

Kalmia ang-ustifolia alba

White

kalmiaflotangustifoliaalba1

June

24 x 60
(60 x 150)

Dark Green

L

Lavatera
'Rosea'

Dark Pink

lavateraflotrosea1

July, August, September

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Grey-Green

Lonicera
nitida

Creamy-White

loniceraflotnitida1

April, May, June

132 x 120
(312 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

Lupinus
arboreus

Clear Yellow

lupinusflotarboreus1

June, July, August

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Grey-Green

M

Mahonia
japonica
 

Fragrant Yellow

mahoniaflotjaponica1

November, December, January, February,
March

84 x 120
(210 x 300)

Dark Green

Myrtus
communis

White

myrtusflotcommunis1

August, September,
October

120 x 120
(300 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

N

Nandina
domestica

White

nandinaflotdomestica1

August

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Reddish-Purple when juvenile and in Winter; Light Green in Summer and Autumn

O

Olearia
numulariifolia
...

Fragrant White

oleariaflotnumulariifolia1

August
...
...

72 x 72
(180 x 180)
...

Bright Green juvenile turning Dark Green above, White to Yellow woolly beneath

Olearia x
haastii

White

oleariaflothaastii1

August,
September

60 x 72
(150 x 180)

Glossy Dark Green above, White-felted beneath

Olearia x
scilloniensis

White

oleariaflotscilloniensis1

May

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Dark Green above, Pale Green and densely-felted beneath

P

Prunus
laurocerasus

Fragrant White

prunusflotlaurocerasus1

May, June

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Dark Green

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

Rosmarinus
officinalis

Purple-Blue to White

rosmarinusflotofficinalis1a

May, June, July

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Aromatic Dark Green

S

 

 

 

 

 

T

Thymus
cilicicus

 

Lilac or Mauve

thymusflotcilicicus1

June, July
...
 

6 x 8
(15 x 21)

Dark Green, finely hairy beneath and at the margins

Thymus polytrichus
 

Pale to Deep Purple, occasionally Off-White

thymusflotpolytrichus1

July, August
 

2 x 24
(6 x 60)

Dark Green fringed with minute hairs

U

 

 

 

 

 

V

Vaccinium
vitis-idaea

White to Deep Pink

vacciniumflotvitisidaea1

June, July

10 x indefinite
(24 x indefinite)

Glossy Dark Green

W

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ

Yucca
gloriosa

Purple-tinged
White

yuccaflotgloriosa1

August,
September

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Blue-Green maturing to Dark Green

 

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