While everyone enjoys the beautiful colors that annual and perennial flowers add to a landscape, evergreen trees and shrubs are there to add color and texture all year long. Here are a few of our favorite evergreens, in no particular order. Consider adding one or more of them to your properties landscape.

Golden Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

This slow-growing dwarf cypress will add a glow of stunning, delicate golden fans of foliage to your landscape. It works well in a container as well, growing only to about 5 or 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. 

While young, this evergreen will appear more rounded but at maturity, expect a narrow upright pyramid. Adding a pair to flank an entrance will add low maintenance splendor and all year color. 


A classic evergreen for many landscapes. They make a great selection for foundation plantings because they are easy to care for, prune, and deliver a glossy, dark green foliage even in the dead of winter.

Boxwood works well in containers as well and can be worked into fun topiaries, bordering driveways and as green fences to define property lines. The options are almost endless with this versatile shrub.

Encore Azalea

This evergreen beauty is sure to top the list! With deep evergreen leaves all year long and blooms bursting with color in both spring and fall. There is no shortage of options. With 31 varieties to choose from, their blooms can be captivating in a sea of white, red, yellow and pink shades. You are sure to find one or more that you will love.

They are also a great attractor for pollinating visitors to your landscape. Bees and butterflies flock to their delicate flowers throughout spring. Another bonus of the Encore variety of azaleas is that they are more resistant to pests and diseases compared to traditional azaleas.

Evergreens are the perfect addition to any landscape. Call us today at 301-501-5030 to learn more about designing your perfect landscape for your Prince George’s County property. Now is the perfect time to plant new trees and shrubs to your landscape.