Medium sun evergreens

Medium sun evergreens are non deciduous shrubs measuring between 4 and 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 small sun evergreen, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right tree for the right place.

Scientific name Common name
Abeliax grandiflora Glossy Abelia
Berberis julianae Wintergreen Barberry
Buxus sempervirens Common Box
Daphne caucasica Caucasian Daphne
Ilex crenata Japanese Holly
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper
Juniperus communis Common Juniper
Juniperus sabina Savin Juniper
Juniperus squamata Singleseed Juniper
Mahonia japonica Japanese Mahonia
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ Schip Laurel
Rhododendron carolinianum Carolina Rhododendron
Rhododendron’PJM Hybrids’ PJM Hybrid Rhododendron
Rhododendron’Boule de Neige’ Boule de Neige Rhododendron
Rhododendron hybrids Evergreen Azalea
Rhododendron smirnowii Smirnow Rhododendron
Rhododendron metternichii Metternich Rhododendron
Rhododendron obtusum Hiryu Azalea

For larger or smaller spaces, consider large sun evergreens or 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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