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Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest

Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest.

Shrubs that stay green all year.

The Waxleaf Privet “Ligustrum japonicum” is a good evergreen plant or shrub.  Excellent to use as a stand-alone plant or place them in rows for a great border privacy wall.

 

They can also be trimmed to almost any shape.  A round ball or square shape is perfect for that special contemporary look.  They grow to about 8 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.  Small white flowers during the early spring seasons.  They like regular watering with good, loamy composted soil.  Use them in pots and trim or purchase them as a tiered plant. The photo above nicely trimmed into a square shape.  They are not drought-tolerant plants.  Use a good drip system to water regularly.

USDA zones 7-11


Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest

Boxleaf Euonymus “Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus”.  An excellent choice for a small short hedge as they will only grow to about 2 ft. tall.  You can also use them in pots and place them at the front entrance. They like regular watering.  It is a dense evergreen shrub that has small creamy white flowers in early spring.  They can take the full or partial sun.  They tolerate poor soil but will do better with composted soils.

USDA zones 6-9

 

Evergreen Shrubs that do well in Southwest
Boxleaf Euonymus

Red Tip Photinia “Photinia fraseri”.

 

photinia-fraseriFull Sun or partial shade.  A fast-growing shrub that can be used for a large hedge or stand-alone plant. The red tip leaves provide great color throughout the seasons.  Moderate water once established. Easily grown in average, medium wet soil. Loves southwestern gardens.

USDA zones 7-9


The Texas Sage

Green Cloud Sage

 

There are many varieties and all are evergreens. However, younger plants take 2-3 years before they stay evergreen.  They are drought tolerant once established and will bloom mainly in mid-summer or after the monsoon season starts. Most will grow to about 5-7 ft. tall and wide.  Profuse purple blooms numerous times throughout the summer months.  More about Texas Sage Bushes.

USDA Zones 7-11


Texas Mountain Laurel “Sophora secundiflora”

A showy multi-stemmed shrub or can be used as a small tree. Very fragrant violet-blue flowers. Clusters of flowers for a wonderful display. Slow growing and easily trained as a nice espalier or patio tree. It’s an easy to grow evergreen specimen.  A drought-tolerant tree and well suited for the Southwest area.  It is best to plant in full sun.

USDA Zones 8-11


Cherry Carolina Laurel – ‘Prunus caroliniana’

Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest
Carolina Laurel

It gets the name from the maraschino cherry-like flower fragrance it gives during the spring season.  Great looking evergreen shrub or tree.  Perfect for a screen border.  Gets about 15 ft. tall and 7 ft. wide.  Fragrant creamy-white profuse flowers during spring and are followed by small black non-edible berries.  Learn more about the Carolina Laurel Tree.

USDA Zones 7-11


Viburnum – Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’
Evergreen Shrubs Pictures

There are many Viburnum varieties but the most common in the Southwest is the “tinus” variety.  A nice evergreen shrub should be used as a stand-alone plant or plant several in a row for a nice short border plant.  It can be planted in a large container.  It does have a slight fragrance with pinkish-white flowers. More information on this shrub here. 

USDA Zones 7-11


The Pyracantha Plant is an evergreen plant. 

It will generate a lot of berries mainly during the fall season and will have them all the way to late winter. All varieties will produce nice little white profuse flowers during the spring season.

Autumn berries on a fan-shaped pyracantha plant

They love full sun but can tolerate some shade. Pyracantha plants are not really drought-tolerant it is recommended to water regularly even after establishment.  Read more about Pyracantha Varieties.

USDA Zones 7-9


Pine Trees for evergreen landscape

Pine trees are evergreen throughout the Southwest.  There are many types learn more here… “Pine Trees Southwest“.


These are evergreen shrubs and trees that can be used in your Southwest home for landscaping purposes.

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    • Juan Marquez
    • April 30, 2016
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      • May 24, 2016
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    We have a rather large facility at Clovis NM. The construction is finished and ready for landscaping. Are you interested or can your recommend someone? We tried a local guy but he does not have the experience.

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      Our apologies Ted we do not service the Clovis NM, area. But you can visit our Nurseries in the Las Cruces area we will do our best to give all the right landscape information. You can also ask questions on our contact page. https://guzmansgreenhouse.com/contact-us/

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