Evergreen plants do their name and keep their foliage even in winter. This allows them to provide some color in the garden all year round.
If you choose to enrich your garden with an evergreen plant, you don’t have to believe that the selection is limited to fir trees and cypresses alone. There are many plants that keep their leaves all year round, or at least for much of the year. With evergreen shrubs and shrubs, the foliage is constantly renewed and the leaf exchange goes almost unnoticed. Thus, they can provide both visual protection, overgrown walls, and walls as well as simply a beautiful eye-catcher.
The winter-green plants only replace their old foliage with the new in spring. Semi-evergreen specimens, on the other hand, lose part of their foliage already in winter. The rest follows in the spring when the shoots begin to drift out. The plants of all three groups are hardy and (almost) keep their leaves all year round.
1. Ivy Hedera helix
The evergreen ivy is a very popular climbing plant. It is very robust and grows on almost all soils. Ivy is very suitable for greening walls, railings, and fences and offers perfect visual protection.
2. Knotweed (Persicaria)
With the semi-winter green Knotweed, you can quickly green large areas. It grows up to 11″ per day during the growth phase.
3. Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)
The winter jasmine is semi-winter green and belongs to the family of the olive tree family. With its bright yellow flowers, it is a real eye-catcher. With a rank aid, it can grow up well on walls.
4. Goat leaf (Lonicera caprifolium)
The evergreen goat leaf is often used for separations and greening. It is a good alternative to ivy.
5. Creep spindle (Euonymus fortunei)
The creep spindle is an evergreen plant and actually belongs to the ground cover. Some species are also suitable as a climbing plant if they are supported with a rank aid.
The bamboo belongs to the evergreen plants and at the same time to the sweet grasses. It is particularly suitable for decorative visual protection or boundary of the garden pond.
7. Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
The evergreen cherry laurel can reach a height of up to three meters. It has a very dense fast growth. But beware: the seeds contained in the fruits are toxic.
8. Thuja/Tree of Life
Evergreen Thujah corners are particularly frost hardy and wind-resistant. They grow very fast and are absolutely opaque.
9. Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
The boxwood is an ideal evergreen bed frame. Due to its easy formability, it is also often used for the creation of hedge mazes and plant sculptures.
10. Small-leaved evergreen (Vinca minor)
A very popular, evergreen ground cover is the small-leaved evergreen. It is ideal for decorative underplanting of trees. From March to September, it is decorated with blue-violet or white flowers.