Large sun evergreens

Mountain pine (pinus mugo)
Mountain pine (pinus mugo)

Large sun evergreens are non deciduous trees measuring over 8 feet in height and requiring over 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Evergreens from different climate zones with different growing conditions are listed in the following table. Some may grow well in poor soil, while others may need richer, more humid soil. Before making a final choice on any given large sun evergreen, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right tree for the right place.

Scientific name Common name
Berberis julianae Wintergreen Barberry
Buxus sempervirens Common Box
Cotoneaster salicifolius Willowleaf Cotoneaster
Iberis sempervirens Candytuft
Ilex pedunculosa Longstalk Holly
Ilex x meserveae Meserve Hybrid Holly
Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper
Juniperus communis Common Juniper
Juniperus squamata Singleseed Juniper
Mahonia japonica Japanese Mahonia
Pieris japonica Japanese Pieris
Pinus aristata Bristlecone Pine
Pinus mugo Swiss Mountain Pine
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ Schip Laurel
Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘PJM Hybrids’ PJM Hybrid Rhododendron
Rhododendron hybrids Evergreen Azalea, large and small leaf rhododendrons
Rhododendron fortunei Fortune’s Rhododendron
Rhododendron metternichii Metternich Rhododendron
Taxus x media Anglojap Yew
Taxus cuspidata Japanese Yew
Viburnum x pragense Prague Viburnum

For smaller spaces, consider medium sun evergreens or even small sun evergreens. For information on plants that grow in shady locations, visit our Shade plants page.

Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.

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