Evergreen garden trees

Evergreen garden trees

They require rather deep soils to house the very extensive root system.
In some cases they must be planted away from other plants that could affect growth and development.
Before choosing one of these specimens it is necessary to consider some parameters:
- extension of the garden
- garden display
- types of land
- weather conditions
- solar radiation
- coexistence and spacing between trees


It is a evergreen tree from the woody, knotty and intertwined trunk, covered with a dark bark and crossed by deep grooves, very fragrant.
The leaves are elliptical or lanceolate, smooth and silvery green in color, covered with a thin layer of down.
The hermaphrodite flowers are gathered in cluster-like inflorescences, odorless and inconspicuous, called: mignole.
The fruits are oval in shape, dark in color, with a fibrous outer skin and a fleshy internal pulp: they are the olives, edible for humans and with a pleasant and aromatic taste.
It is a tree that is grown both for ornamental purposes and for the production of olives.
It is a well adaptable species, which lives well on every type of soil, even if it prefers those that are deep and well drained, without acid or clay.
Preferably it should be housed at a certain distance from other trees, in order to develop at its best.
It grows well in mild or temperate climatic conditions, and its ideal temperature should never fall below 10 degrees.
It must have good watering as it prefers wet soils.
It must be fertilized in the early spring, possibly with manure and fertilizers rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.


It is a deciduous, evergreen, flowery and ornamental tree.
It has an erect stem, developed up to 25 meters high, with a thick, very broad and conical crown.
The leaves have an elliptical shape with a continuous margin, have a leathery consistency, are inserted alternately.
They have an intense green color at the level of the upper lamina and darker at the level of the lower lamina.
The flowers are very large, with a corolla formed by petals well separated from each other, with a soft and fleshy consistency, white in color and with an intense and very pleasant aroma.
The fruits are similar to dark pine cones full of bright red seeds.
It requires a fertile, well-drained soil, enriched with organic substance, with peat and humus and with a neutral or acid component.
It is advisable to plant the tree in very sunny areas, as it develops well at mild temperatures and is damaged by cold and freezing currents.
It must be fertilized at least twice a year using nitrogen fertilizers.


It is an evergreen conifer, with a majestic appearance, which can reach a height of 20 meters.
It has a columnar stem, covered by a reddish-brown bark tending to gray which supports a thick and rounded-looking crown.
The leaves are small, elongated, glossy, with the upper page dark green and the lower one light green.
The fruits are bright red berries, extremely toxic to humans.
The tree contains a poisonous substance: the taxol, which is found mainly at the level of the shoots.
But it can also have medicinal properties: in fact from the active principles extracted with specific methods effective remedies are obtained such as anti spastic, expectorant, anti rheumatic and purgative.
It requires deep, well-drained soils, rich in organic material and peat.
It must be watered every 20 days only during the warm season, otherwise rain water is sufficient to irrigate it.
It must be housed in sunny areas and in direct sunlight as it does not fear the heat.
It also adapts well to shady areas of the garden.
It is advisable to carry out at least two annual fertilization cycles using slow release fertilizers.

It is a evergreen tree aromatic, of variable height between 20 and 30 meters.It has reddish, erect stems with a large diameter (up to 10 meters), covered with a smooth ash-gray bark that tends to detach itself in the form of plaques.The leaves are oval and heart-shaped, of a bluish green color and with an opposite insertion.As adults they take on a darker color, become lanceolate and often arched, leathery and with an evident central rib.The flowers have a corolla provided with 4 petals welded together, rich in stamens.The fruits are capsules containing a large number of seeds.It requires a deep and well-drained soil with a neutral or slightly acid component.It must be planted in very sunny areas as it develops well at mild and warm temperatures.It must be watered regularly to maintain the right amount of moisture in the root system.Fertilization is recommended at least once a month with complex fertilizers.Evergreen plants

Those we have listed are some of the most widespread and cultivated species but there are many others evergreen plants garden plants widely grown in public and private gardens. One of the most used evergreens of which we have not yet discussed in this article is certainly the laurel cherry plum. This plant of the rosaceae family is a very rustic shrub that adapts to the most diverse conditions and produces a large number and large volume of leaves. which is why it is highly appreciated and used for the creation of border rows and hedges.
The Lauroceraso resists well in practically all light conditions, in fact adapting itself to the sun in the shade and in the shade with very little light. As for the soil, it is a plant that needs soils rich in organic substance, humid and tend to be sub-acidic.