Answer: There are a number of evergreen plants suitable for hedging. Of the broadleaf evergreens, you might consider glossy Abelia, Callistemon (bottlebrush), Escallonia, Grevillea, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Tecoma capensis or Viburnum tinus. These shrubs produce flowers in the spring or summer and your decision to plant one of the selections might be based upon flower color. (Complete descriptions and growing requirements can be found in Sunset Western Garden Book). If you're more interested in a coniferous evergreen, I'd suggest Thuja (arborvitae), or spruce. These are well-behaved evergreens, drop very little litter, and do not need regular pruning to keep their size under control. Hope one of the above plants is just the one you're looking for!
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