10 Small Evergreen Shrubs to Grow for Year-Round Curb Appeal 

Compact evergreen shrub Dwarf Boxwood (Buxus microphylla) with dense leaves. Perfect for hedging, edging, or low-maintenance foundation planting.


The dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'): The needle-like foliage and spreading branches of this low-growing juniper are appealing. It's great for slopes, rock gardens, and groundcover.


Lavender angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh': little English lavender Fragrant evergreen dwarf English lavender has compact foliage and purple flowers. It's great for borders, containers, and low hedges.


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis': Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Slow-growing evergreen shrub with beautiful pyramidal form and delicate, fern-like foliage. It suits tiny gardens, rockeries, and containers.


Rhododendron impeditum, a compact evergreen shrub, has glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of tiny, purple-blue flowers in spring. It suits woodland gardens, borders, and containers.


Dwarf Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'): This low-growing evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant white blooms. Excellent for edging, ground cover, and container plants.


Dwarf Nandina (Nandina domestica 'Firepower'): This small evergreen shrub has bright red spring foliage, green summer foliage, and red fall foliage. It suits borders, mass plantings, and containers.


Dwarf Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'): This small evergreen shrub features glossy dark green leaves and spring-drooping white blooms. It suits foundation plants, borders, and containers.


Korean dwarf boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wintergreen'): A dense, rounded evergreen shrub with small, glossy leaves, dwarf Korean boxwood. It suits hedges, topiaries, and mass plantings.


'Little Rascal' Dwarf English Holly: This small evergreen shrub features glossy dark green leaves and vivid crimson fall and winter berries. Ideal for borders, pots, and low hedges.


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