Answer: Sometimes the terminolgy can be confusing and sometimes nursery jargon is downright misleading! You're looking for a broadleaf evergreen (as opposed to one with needles and cones). Butterfly bush (Buddleia) lose their leaves in the winter, so that's probably not a good choice for the situation you describe. Other suggestions include Escallonia, Photinia, Pieris, Glossy Abelia, Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo), Privet, and Yew. An inexpensive source for many plants, especially native plants, is through your local Conservation District. They generally have annual plant sales and take orders for plants in lots of 10 or 20. Check with your Cooperative Extension office for additional sources of plants in bulk. (509) 574-1066.
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