Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs
As a good choice for decorating the backyard, there are a number of broadleaf evergreen shrubs to choose for ornamental purposes. However, you may need to pay some more attention to these plants because most of them are not happy with some coarse environment such as unstable temperature and too much sunlight. They also need well-drained soil and great location to survive. However, the beauty of these shrubs will deserve these efforts since they can provide great landscape for your garden.
The greatest scoring point of the broadleaf shrubs is their foliage which is perfect for the decoration purposes. The special color, texture, gloss and cleanness of those leaves will add great value to your garden.
Most broadleaf plants prefer well-drained soil with a PH value less than 7. Some organic compost is helpful to maintain the best living environment for the shrub. To protect them from the windy weather during winter times, you should place them into a space strong gust can be blocked. Also, avoid direct sunlight on your shrubs for a long time. The best time to apply fertilizer is in winter days when the shrub is in their dormant states. You should choose the correct size when you plan your backyard. Generally large-sized plants are easy to survive in winter days.
Here are some examples of broadleaf evergreen plants which are commonly used for gardening purposes. Rhododendron is one of the latest woody shrubs for decorating gardens. You should check manuals for the soil requirement to make it grow happily. Mentor Barberry is a semi-evergreen shrub which will not lose leaves until the mid winter. It is a perfect candidate for creating hedges and you do not need to pay much attention on it to make it grow.
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