21 Evergreen Shrubs (With Pictures and Names)

evergreen flowering shrubs

Evergreen shrubs are perfect for privacy in a backyard and creating decorative garden features in a front yard. The beauty of growing evergreen shrubs in a garden landscape is that the bushy plants stay green all year long. Some varieties of evergreen shrubs are suitable for trimming to create classic formal privacy hedges. Other broad-leafed ornamental flowering bushes have a less formal appearance. These shrubs can brighten up your yard with stunning colors and scents. Whatever type of yard you have, there is a type of evergreen shrub to suit your needs.

How to Care for Succulents: Growing Succulents and Keeping Them Alive

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Succulents are a large group of ornamental plants that have thick fleshy leaves. Most types of succulents adapt well to indoor environments and grow well in bright sunlight. Placed on a sunny windowsill, succulent plants can grow for many years with only minimal care. Succulents also thrive outdoors where some species can survive cold temperatures as low as 40°F (4°C) or as high as 90°F (32°C).

Marble Queen Pothos (Devil’s Ivy Plant) Care and Growing Guide

marble queen pothos care

The ‘Marble Queen’ pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a popular houseplant with brightly-colored jade green and cream leaves. The variegated foliage of the ‘Marble Queen’ cultivar grows on long, trailing vines. Growing in most indoor conditions, this type of pothos is an excellent hanging basket plant or—with the right pruning—a bushy potted plant. Even if you are a beginner, you’ll find that the marble queen plant is easy to grow indoors.

The Best Plants for Hedges: 23 Types of Hedges (With Pictures)

best plants for hedges

Planting hedge bushes, shrubs, or trees in gardens add more than just aesthetic value. Many types of evergreen hedge shrubs create natural living privacy screens that block out noise, wind, and prying eyes. Other types of deciduous flowering hedge plants can line backyards with beautiful colors and scents when the hedge blooms. You can also grow hedge plants along walls, fences, or even in the front of house to create striking curb appeal.

The Best Privacy Hedges: Shrubs and Trees for Privacy (With Pictures)

privacy Shrubs

Privacy hedges provide a natural evergreen barrier to screen your yard from prying neighbors, wind, and noise. Not only do hedge bushes and shrubs protect your privacy, but they also add aesthetic value to any type of garden.

Umbrella Plant (Schefflera): Caring for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

The umbrella plant (Schefflera arboricola or Heptapleurum arboricola) is a popular tree like houseplant that is easy to grow indoors. Other common names for this tall houseplant include dwarf umbrella tree, parasol plant, octopus tree, and dwarf Schefflera. The umbrella plant makes for a tall, ornamental indoor tree-like plant that grows in containers. Its large leaves and bushy foliage are just some of the reasons why the Schefflera plant tops the list of trendy houseplants.

Rubber Tree Plant Care: Growing Rubber Fig (Ficus Elastica)

The rubber tree plant— botanical name is Ficus elastica—is a hardy houseplant that is very easy to care for. The plant also has names such as Indian rubber tree, rubber fig, and Indian rubber bush. Its thick, glossy, leathery green leaves and fast, tall growth mean that rubber plants add to the aesthetics of any room.

Hoya Kerrii (Sweetheart Plant / Valentine Hoya): Care Guide

Hoya kerrii

The Hoya kerrii is a cool-looking houseplant due to its heart-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements. The heart leaves on this species of Hoya are the reason why this plant has common names such as sweetheart plant, lucky-heart plant, and love heart plant. Leaf cuttings growing in small pots are popular gifts on Valentine’s Day to symbolize love and devotion. These heart-shaped plants are succulent and not a cactus, but often called the heart cactus. They are extremely easy to care for as they grow in most indoor environments.

Dracaena Fragrans (Corn Plant): Care and Growing Guide

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The Dracaena fragrans—also named the corn plant—is a flowering species of plant native to Africa. The corn plant is a popular ornamental houseplant because it thrives in most indoor environments. Growing in low light or bright light, the Dracaena fragrans produces glossy green foliage. The broad lanceolate leaves form an attractive crown of arching leaves at the top of a woody stem, which gives the corn plant the appearance of a small tree. Also called cornstalk plant or the happy plant, Dracaena fragrans can be grown in a shaded corner, bright room, or office with only artificial light.

Dieffenbachia Plant (Leopard Lily) Care – Growing Dumb Cane Plant

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Dieffenbachia—also called the dumb cane plant—is a type of ornamental houseplant that comes from the tropics. Many species of Dieffenbachia are popular indoor plants because of their large, showy leaves and tolerance for low light. Types of dumb cane plants such as Dieffenbachia seguine, Dieffenbachia amoena, and Dieffenbachia Camille have attractive variegated creamy-white and green leaves. The beauty of Dieffenbachia plants is that they are so easy to care for at home.