Full Sun Flowering Evergreens - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, NC
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Question by johnsv
January 27, 2001
The city has just put in a sidewalk in front of the house.
I would like to find a low to medium height, flowering evergreen that will stand full sun for an edge to this sidewalk. Thanks,

Answer from NGA
January 27, 2001
Some of the most attractive broadleaf evergreens suitable for a low to medium height hedge include Abelia grandiflora (glossy abelia) Berberis (barberry), Buxus (boxwood - no flowers, but attractive leaves), Escallonia, Thuja and Viburnum. Another consideration is Nandina (heavenly bamboo). The flowers are inconspicuous, but the foliage changes from green to red in the autumn and the shrubs produce red berries. Hope one of these suggestions is just what you're looking for!

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