Native Evergreen Shrubs
Native evergreen shrubs are useful plants for privacy protection in your backyard. You can also easily get all-year green colors especially in cold winter. Compared with the non-native plants which are from other places, native plants can adapt to the environment better and they can tolerate harsh conditions as well.
The inkberry shrub is one of the common native shrub plants which are planted in thousands of gardens. Apart from this name, it also has a number of names like gallberry and winterberry. Most of them will not exceed 10 feet in height. They usually have more than one trunk with dense round shape leaves. They will produce small black berry like fruits in autumn. They prefer to grow in well-drained slightly acidic soil conditions with adequate sunlight, and the best way for propagation is via cuttings or grow directly from seeds.
Common Juniper is another popular native shrub which are chosen by many gardening professionals in their gardens. They can grow up to 10 feet in height with a similar spread. The dense green foliage is one of the greatest features it is well known for. It have thin brown barks which are usually hidden in the dense foliage. Its needle-like leaves will turn brown in autumn, adding extra landscaping values to the fall garden. The seeds are contained in the round cones which will be ripen after two or three years. Like most native shrubs, Juniper trees also prefer well-drained soil conditions and adequate sunlight to grow happily.
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