Top 5 Evergreen Trees
December 21, 2017
Enjoy winter foliage, and year-round air-cleaning with
these popular evergreen trees for our region! These 5 and 75 more trees are
showcased in our online Shady Eighty guide.
tree – Something showy on this small tree all year round! In winter the
green leaves contrast nicely with the dark reddish, papery bark. Spring and
Summer follow with white urn-shaped flowers and then bright red, round fruit
(sort of resembling strawberries, where it gets its name).
cedar – The majestic silhouette of this large conifer really set it apart
in our landscapes. This cedar resembles a coast redwood, but is a mush lower
water user and grows wonderfully in our region. It also is superb at filtering
air pollutants and a great choice near roadways as well as in your yard.
laurel – Similar to the Grecian laurel (from which we get bay leaves for
cooking), this large California native tree is a fragrant addition to your
landscape. Tiny clusters of creamy flowers dot the tree in Spring.
– The unique, textured bark on this Mediterranean oak are the source of cork.
Cork oaks grow very well here, and their large, rounded canopies provide
live oak – Dark green foliage and light gray bark make this low-water user
an easy choice to beautify your garden. This evergreen oak is a true native to
our region, and you can see them throughout the area and along the American