Oleander flowers on the bush

By October 28, 2017Articles

Oleander flowers on the bush

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Be careful about selecting evergreen shrubs for zone 9. While most plants thrive in warm summers and mild winters, many evergreen shrubs require cold winters and don’t tolerate extreme heat. The good news for gardeners is that there is a wide selection of zone 9 evergreen shrubs on the market. Read on to learn about just a few evergreen zone 9 shrubs. Zone 9 Evergreen Shrubs Emerald green arborvitae (Thuja accidentalis) – This evergreen grows 12 to 14 feet (3.5 to 4 m.) and prefers areas having full sun with well-drained soil. Note: Dwarf varieties of arborvitae are available. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea) – This plant reaches heights varying from 1 to 20 feet (30 cm. to 7 m.). Plant in full sun or partial shade in areas having moist, rich, well-drained soil. Note: Bamboo palm is often grown indoors. Pineapple guava

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