evergreen - Knowledgebase Question

Kensington, Ma
Question by annkavi
December 7, 2009
Any evergreen shrub you could recommend to use on my front porch during the winter, and then plant in spring. thank you.


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Answer from NGA
December 7, 2009

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Some plants to consider include LITTLE GEM NORWAY SPRUCE (Picea abies 'Little Gem'). It has rich green needles on crowded branches form a dense, flat topped globe. This dwarf evergreen conifer requires practically no maintenance. Extremely slow grower forming a compact head 18 inches in diameter. You might also consider DWARF SERBIAN SPRUCE (Picea omorika 'Nana'); Dwarf evergreen shrub becomes a low globe-like mound. The Patio Tree form can become a 3 to 4 feet globe atop the 3 foot trunk. Glossy blue-green needles have prominent white bands on the undersides. Full sun. Slow grower to 7 to 9 feet tall and as wide. Hope these suggestions are helpful. Best wishes with your new plants!

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