Defining Evergreen plants
As the name suggests, evergreen plants are those whose foliage remains functional and green for more than a single season and, in most cases, all year round, unlike their deciduous counterparts, which shed their leaves during dry and winter seasons.
Usually, evergreen plants and flowers have either needle-like leaves or wide thick ones, depending on the climatic region. Evergreens are either plants or shrubs, which make them ideal for hedges, indoor plants, and foundation plantings. Whether you are a florist, a homeowner, or into flowers and vegetation, you will find this article educational. Keep reading.
Types of Evergreen plants you can find in Hong Kong
Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia is a unique evergreen shrub that tolerates shade and blooms into red, white, pink, or bicolor flowers. It has pink buds throughout spring, which bloom into large or double white cup-shaped flowers. It can grow up to 8 feet tall and wide.
Dwarf Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo var pumilio is a popular evergreen plant among landscapers as it’s an incredible choice for mixed borders, rock gardens, and foundation plantings. The plant takes an entire decade to grow 3 to 5 feet high and 6 to 10 feet wide.
The plant is easy to maintain and grow as it doesn't require much water to develop. It does well in partial shade or full sun.
Variegated Winter Daphne
Famous for its sweet Daphne scent, the variegated winter Daphne blooms between late winter and early spring. The plant has large green leaves with yellow edges and pink buds that bloom into white flowers. To fill your home with a sweet scent, you can place them near the opening or anywhere in the house in a dappled shade. It's easy to grow and maintain. Its flowers are beautiful and complimented by the flowers; they will keep your home both smelling nice and looking great all year round.
Winter Heath is a flowering shrub from the Ericaceae family. It blooms in winter, and the flowers range from purple, white, light red, and pink, to mention just a few, depending on the variety of the winter heather plant.
It does well in well-drained soils and full sun, so be sure to place your plant somewhere it gets these conditions. Your winter heather needs these conditions to grow and bloom. You will need to water the plant several times a week until it gets well established. Read the plant to find out whether it needs fertilizer or not. You won't need to apply fertilizer if your plant is healthy and growing, but you may need to if your soil is poor and your plant isn't doing well.
Castle Spire Holly
Its bright red berries and deep green leaves will dress your winter like Christmas. The Castle Spire Holly is an evergreen shrub that will never disappoint. It can grow up to 10 feet tall, making it perfect for a hedge and a foundation planting. Growing it in a pot as a house plant near the entrance or on the terrace would give your home the impression of festivity.