Evergreen id. 8

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Evergreen id. 8
2012-05-05 17:00:42
Evergreen identification

A continuation of Evergreen id. 1-7
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  1. Buxus sempervirens

    Common Boxwood

    Zone 5

    Leaf elongates outward and is rounded at the top, used a lot for hedging, doesn't like hot/dry conditions, very adaptive, if not hedged grows into deltoidy shape, low light tolerant. Grows 10-15' high and wide.
  2. Camellia japonica

    Japanese Camellia

    Zone 7

    Shrub, needs low light or a protected light senario, lustrous dark green life, stiff cardboardy leaf, serrated margin, flowers in reds, pinks, and whites; stiff upright growing habit. Blossom peony-like in shape. Specimin for flower. Grows 10-15' high and wide.
  3. Camellia sasanqua

    Sasanqua Camellia

    Zone 7

    Pink, purple, red, and white flowers; needs low light, branching has kind of floppy/ out and down habit, stiff cardboardy leaf, serrated leaf edge, more elongated than the japanese camellia, open middle flower, specimin for flower. Grows 6-10' tall and 4-6' wide.
  4. Pyracantha coccinea


    Known for orangish red berries, berries come on in the fall, thorny, used as barriers, blooms heavily in the spring, topiary. Grows 10-20' high and wide.
  5. Loropetalum chinensis

    Fringe Flower

    Zone 7

    Pinkish green leaves, course pubescense (fuzz), used in massing, blooms in the spring, has flowers yr. round, white or deep pinkish purpley flowers, flowers are a half moon shape with fingers coming out of it. Specimin for color and flowers. Grows 6' high and wide.
  6. Passiflora spp.

    Passion vine

    Zone 9

    Beautiful bizzare flowers! Always in bloom, aggressive vine, simple tri-leaf (lobed), tendrils, comes in purple, white, and red tones, creates an edible fruit (passion fruit), Used for Arbor and trellising. Specimin for flower. Length 20-30'.
  7. Pieris japonica

    Japanese Pieris

    Zone 5

    Humid requiring, blossoms in spring with white bell-shaped flowers, in summer produces yellowish berry, leaves come out in a helicopter blade fashion, used for massing or as a background shrub, specimin for flower. Grows 10-12' tall and 6-8' wide.
  8. Raphiolepis indica

    Indian Hawthorne

    Zone 7

    Blooms heavily , used a lot in warmer areas- especially in zone 9 areas, used for massing or groundcover, easy to care for, lustrous dark green leaf, flower goes from white to pink, then to a purple berry about the size of a blueberry, spring blooming, inexpensive, stiff cardboardish leaf. Grows 4' tall and 4-5' wide.
  9. Viburnum davidii

    David Viburnum

    Zone 7

    Bush, long venation that the leaf sometimes buckles around, low light requiring, used in massing, umbella shaped white flowers, fruits with a robin's egg blue berry, used in massing, Specimin for fruit and flower. Grows 4-5' high and wide.
  10. Viburnum rhytidophyllum

    Leather leaf Viburnum

    Zone 6

    Soft bumpy fuzzy leaf, a lot of orangish brown fuzz, white umbrella shaped flower, blooms in the spring and then produces red berries, tolerates low and high light, used in screening and massing. Grows 10-15' high and wide.
  11. Liriope muscari

    Lily turf

    Zone 5

    Plasticy rubbery leaves, Leaves are narrow, long and pointy (but not sharp). Flowers with a 8"ish flower spike, and then produces a bright blue fruit. Needs humidity. Grows 6-8" high and wide.
  12. Ophiopogon japonicus

    Mondo Grass

    Zone 6

    "Cute moppy mound", thin leaf feels like grass, but is not grass, low light tolerant, specimin for habit, used in massing and as a border plant. Grows 10-12" high and wide.
  13. Cupressus sempervirens

    Italian Cypress

    Zone 7

    Upright formal trees, used for formal look, framing, and as a screen, xeric, grows straight up and down, cone is a quarter sized soccer ball shape, scales (super small) so tightly placed, creates box shape. Grows 20-30' tall and 3' wide.
  14. Cupressus arizonica

    Arizona Cypress

    Zone 6

    Larger scales, not upright, broad deltoidy shape, xeric, blueish tone (blue spruce of arizona), trunk peely cool pattern, cone same as italian cypress. Grows 40-50' tall and spreads 20-30'.
  15. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'

    Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress

    Zone 4

    Fan-like grouping of scales, kind of open but not, hollywood juniper of false cypresses, funky branching, specimin for habit. Grows 10' high and wide.
  16. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

    Fernspray False Cypress

    Zone 4

    Long fern feathery scale groupings, not weeping. Grows 10' high and wide.
  17. Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera 'Aurea'

    Golden Threadbranch False Cypress

    Zone 5

    Needs humidity and prefers low light, new growth is thread-like, awls, yellowish look, moppy shape. Grows 3-7' high and wide.