Winter can be a difficult time of year. The skies are gray, the air is cold, and your yard is typically bare and brown. The easiest way to rectify a boring winter landscape is to plant more evergreen plants! Continue reading to learn more about evergreen plants and the best ones to plant for an alive winter landscape!

Southern Magnolia

The Southern Magnolia is a classic tree to the southern region of the United States. Known for its large, saucer-like white flower and its glossy green leaves, the Southern Magnolia makes an incredible statement in any landscape.

Growing 60-80 feet, with a spread of about 40 feet, this Magnolia will keep your winter landscape looking green. Additionally, this evergreen plant will provide shade for you and your family to enjoy in the hot summer months. And don’t forget the fragrant flowers that you will get to enjoy every summer!

Emerald Green Arborvitae

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the best screening, evergreen plants for neighborhood yards. Growing to a height of 10-15 feet and a spread of 3-4 feet, the Emerald Green Arborvitae can serve as a privacy shrub, lining property lines and fences. This evergreen can also be planted in groups of 3’s or 5’s to add a forest-like look to any landscape bed.

Murray Cypress

The Murray Cypress is a much healthier and disease-resistant spin-off of the good ‘ole Leyland Cypress. While the Leyland Cypress has served its purpose, the Murray Cypress is much easier to care for. While its increased disease and pest resistance, the homeowner has less to worry about when it comes to those dreaded bagworms! The Murray Cypress can also tolerate wetter soil.

Growing 30-40 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide, this evergreen shrub works well as a screening plant in larger yards and properties.

Eastern Red Cedar

The Eastern Red Cedar is quite a versatile plant! This plant can be used as a screening plant in a large line of Eastern Red Cedars, or as a stand-alone tree! Growing 40-50 feet tall, this evergreen shrub is a rugged tree that will be in your yard for many years to come!

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