by johnah on November 1, 2020
Zone 5 Evergreen Shrubs: Growing Flowering Shrubs In Zone 5 Gardening
Evergreens are plants that produce flowers year round. They include most types of trees, but not including conifers such as spruces or firs. Evergreens usually have white or pale yellow leaves with dark green stems and branches. Some examples of evergreens include birch, maple, ash, cherry, poplar and willow.
The name “evergreen” comes from the fact that they grow continuously throughout their life cycle without any interruption. Evergreens may have one or two distinct growth seasons. For example, oak (Quercus robur) typically produces its first buds in late summer and continues growing through fall before it begins producing its last set of leaves in winter. Other evergreens such as holly (Salix alba), sycamore (Populus tremuloides) and dogwood (Tsuga canadensis) have multiple growth seasons.
In general, evergreens are considered drought tolerant plants because they do not need to be watered much during the dry season. However, some species require regular watering in order to survive. Evergreen shrubs like these are often used in desert landscapes where water scarcity is a problem.
In the graphic below, you can see a list of common evergreen shrubs that are perfect for landscape design:
As you can see from the graphic above, many types of flower shrubs are considered to be evergreens. These include not only shrubs listed in the graphic, but also things like English holly (Ilex aquifolium), which is a small tree.
Most evergreens are cold-tolerant plants. This makes them popular choices for people who live in colder climates where the ground doesn’t thaw out until late in the spring. They also tend to provide a lot of shade, which makes them popular choices for people who want to add privacy to their backyard. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snowfall, consider using evergreen shrubs in your yard. This will help provide your house with extra protection from strong winds and snow.
Evergreens also tend to be very dense, which makes them effective at blocking out sunlight from other plants around them.
Evergreen plants tend to grow best in well-draining soil. If your soil is too fertile or too acidic, you might see some nutrient deficiencies in the leaves. It’s also important to note that some people are allergic to certain types of pollen that are produced by evergreens. Allergies can cause anything from itchy eyes to difficulty breathing, so if you have a family history of allergies you might want to consider this before planting an evergreen bush in your front yard.
In conclusion, evergreens are very popular landscape plants because of their year-round appearance and the benefits they provide for people who live in colder climates. They are also a popular choice for gardeners who are just starting out because they require low maintenance and they grow well even in poor soil that hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
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