Evergreen shrubs provide all season interest. Below are some new introductions for 2019 from Proven Winners.
Pinpoint Blue False Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)
Naturally growing as a narrow column, it’s unique blue color and soft, feathery texture make it a fantastic accent plant. Reaching heights between 15-20’ and 5-6’ wide, it rarely needs pruning. This deer resistant plant can be grown in part sun to full sun but does need great drainage. Do not plant in low-laying areas.
Strongbox Inkberry Holly (Itex glabra)
This is a great alternative to boxwood. Growing in a broadly rounded mound (24-36” tall and wide), it can be planted anywhere you would use boxwood – hedge, edging, or specimen. Deer resistant, it grows faster than boxwood has better resistant to disease.
Sunjoy Todo Barberry (Berberis x ‘NCBX1’ USPP 29,504)
Semi-evergreen, this sterile barberry (it’s not invasive!) brings a pop of color to the landscape. Deep, glossy purple foliage covers this 18-24” tall and wide shrub that thrives in the sun. Highly deer resistant, this shrub requires no pruning to maintain its neat shape.
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