Evergreen Native Plant (mid atlantic area)

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by recycledsole, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey guys,
    Looking for a native evergreen foundation planting that doesn't get too big. Anyone have any recommendations? Preferably 5'tall X 3'wide.
    Thanks so much
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dwarf spruce
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  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    well spruce has some native varieties to North America, but were looking for native for our region :)
    so far I have cherry laurel?
     
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Cherry laurel will turn into a tree and is one of the most invasive plant's i have ever seen.
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you trying to do?
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  6. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    Small native foundation planting for the western side of a house.
     
  7. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Myrica penn. Sheared looks nice. Or ilex Glabra can get a little leggy tho. , also some ferns are evergreen idk about ur area
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    thanks that is an option
     
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree about laurel not a great choice.

    Being native to out area makes it harder. If it's going to be a focal point spiral junipers work good. A lot of people just do dogwood/boxwood along foundation. Kind of cookie cutter lol
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  10. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    yup, we might have to use some non-natives for the foundation planting.
     

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