The Q&A Archives: Small Shrub wind resistant

Question: I have a row of dwarf boxleaf euonymus which get damaged every winter by the winds and cold. Can you recommend replacement shrubs which can tolerate wind and cold? They are on the walk to my house and I would like them small, evergreen and hardy.
Thank you

Answer: There are a number of dwarf evergreen which would make a suitable planting along the walkway. Consider the following Arborvitae:
Danica- height 2', width 2', likes sun, globe shape, bright green foliage, good for boarders, foundation plantings, low hedges or as a specimen plant, hardy to zone 4
Teddy- height 1', width 2', likes sun, globe shape, cute & small, feathery foliage, blue/green color in summer, bronze coloring in winter.

Hetz Midget- height 2-3', width 2-3', likes full to partial sun, globe shape, slow growing, rich green color, very adaptable.

Woodward Globe- height 2-4', width 3-6', likes sun to partial sun, globe shape that needs no shearing, nice green color blends well with other plants.

Or the following cypress:
Tempelhof- height 3-5', width 3-5', likes sun, deep green foliage, rounded form, new growth is yellow-green, bronze color in winter, good as a low, informal hedge, occasional pruning to maintain size.

Cream Ball- height 2-3', width 2-3', likes sun, tight ball shape, new growth is creamy white, soft textured foliage, slow growing, a must have for rock gardens.

Russian- height 12", width 3-4', likes sun or shade, bright green summer color, bronze color in winter, low, spreading form, foliage resembles arborvitae, very hardy.

Golden Thread- height 4', width 5', likes sun, bright golden foliage, mounds of billowy, string-like leaves gives this shrub a unique form, slow growing.

Mariesii- height 3-6', width 3-6', likes sun, multi-stemmed, irregular globe shape, foliage is variegated dark green and creamy white, outstanding plant.

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