For me, the secret to being a happy gardener is to make sure some percentage of my garden can pretty much fend for itself once the plants are established, leaving plenty of time to fuss over the less self-sufficient species. To that end, here are a selection of evergreen shrubs (always such problem solvers to begin with) that you can plant and forget about, but which also provide months and months of beauty and interest.
If you have questions or need additional selections, please don’t hesitate to comment below.
New and exclusive to Monrovia. Low, spreading shrub with exceptional purple foliage, yellow spring flowers, followed by showy blue-black fruit clusters. Perfect for small groupings, or mass for large-scale ground cover. Tolerates dry shade once established. Zone: 5 – 9