Best evergreen shrubs: 10 best perennial shrubs

Every garden needs some elements that are constant so evergreen shrubs should be added to any planting scheme.

Evergreen shrubs work hard to earn their place in the garden. They add interest and structure whatever the month. Even better, they generally tend to be low maintenance options, which means little pruning is necessary. That makes them a favorite choice for garden ideas for backyards large or small.

Evergreen shrubs to add interest to your backyard

evergreen shrubs adding a sculptural element to borders

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As well as adding constant structure to your garden planting, some evergreen shrubs add color with beautiful blooms and berries; others are highly scented, so they add far more than just year round good looking foliage.