Arbutus Unedo ‘Compacta’ (Strawberry Tree) is a gracefully branched evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage and handsome cinnamon-colored bark. Masses of white flowers yield bright, edible strawberry-like fruits. A fuss-free plant for year-round interest in western gardens. Use as a small specimen tree to anchor a border, or create an informal hedge. Tolerates drought, when established.  Growth habit is 6-8 ft. tall x 6-10 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Buxus m. var. japonica ‘Winter Gem’ (Winter Gem Boxwood) is an excellent evergreen shrub for small hedges. Among the hardiest of the small-leaved boxwoods, the rich green foliage can acquire a golden bronze hue in cold winter zones, but is one of the first to become green again in spring. Makes a wonderful addition to formal gardens, providing year-round interest. Growth habit is 4-6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Buxus macrophylla ‘Golden Triumph’ (Golden Triumph Boxwood) is a slow growing, upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, yellow-edged, green foliage turning somewhat bronze in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, cultivar 'Golden Triumph' grows well in sun or shade. Mulch around its roots to conserve moisture and keep soil cool in summer. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and is best used in mixed borders, as a hedge or in a formal garden setting.  Growth habit is 2-3 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Buxus macrophylla ‘Green Beauty’ (Green Beauty Boxwood) is a dense rounded compact cultivar that matures over time to 3-5 ft.  tall x 3-5 ft. wide. Small, glossy, lance-shaped leaves mature to dark green. Foliage typically bronzes in cold winter weather.  Zone:  6-9

Buxus microphylla ‘Faulkner’ (Faulkner Boxwood) is a slow growing, upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green foliage turning somewhat bronze in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this shrub grows well in sun and heavy shade. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and is best used in mixed borders, as a hedge or in a formal garden setting. Growth habit is 3-6 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Buxus sempervirens (Common Boxwood) is typically grown in evenly moist, well-drained loams (e.g., sand-clay mixture) in full sun to part shade. Plants will grow well in a variety of part shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Plants prefer soils with a pH of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Growth habit is 5-15 ft. tall x 5-15 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureovariegata’ (Gold Variegated Boxwood) has evergreen leaves with creamy yellow margins and a dark green center. Even though the leaves are small the variegation shows well, providing an elegant display for the garden. Often shaped into hedges and topiaries, it is also attractive in its natural form as a billowy oval mound.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Buxus sempervirens ‘Graham Blandy’ (Graham Blandy Boxwood) is a narrow, upright boxwood.  It is excellent as a hedge or vertical accent where space is minimal. It is evergreen and densely branched. Growth Rate slow.  Growth habit is 5-15 ft. tall x 1-2 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Buxus sempervirens ‘Handsworthiensis’ (Handsworthy Boxwood) is a vigorous growing upright shrub, suitable for larger sized box hedging. The dark green leaves has a slight bronze tint in winter. The larger untrimmed plants grow to a candelabra shape. This plant is suitable for hedging or as a specimen plant.  Growth habit is 10 ft. tall x 7 ft. wide.  Zone:  5

Buxus sempervirens ‘Rotundifolia’ (Round-leaved Boxwood) is an upright rounded habit with distinctive leaves that are nearly round, 1" long x 1/2" wide with rounded tip. Foliage is dark green. Use as hedge or accent plant. Rapid grower. Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  6

Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (True Dwarf English) is a small, rounded evergreen shrub that forms tufts of growth resembling a cloud if left unsheared. Slow growing, dwarf form is ideal for edging and borders along pathways or around flower beds. Well-suited for topiary and containers. Growth habit is 1-2 ft. tall x 1-2 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegated’ (Variegated Boxwood) Small dark green leaves are bordered by an irregular creamy white variegation adding interest and color. Easily pruned into topiary shapes or a formal hedge. Good in containers and foundation plantings. Evergreen. Takes Partial to full sun. Slow growing growth habit reaching 5-10 ft. tall and wide. Zone: 5-9

Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wintergreen’ (Korean Boxwood) is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub with a loose and open habit. A slow grower (to 1.5" per year) which is typically grown as a 2-2.5' tall shrub with a larger spread, but which can reach 5' tall after 25 years if not pruned lower. An extremely hardy variety that is a good choice for northern climates. Flowers are sparse and insignificant, but quite fragrant. Small, ovate, light yellowish green to medium green leaves (to 3/4" long).

Buxus x. ‘Calgary’ (Calgary Boxwood) is an upright, oval, dark green Boxwood that grows to about 3 ft. high and wide. Inconspicuous flowers appear in spring, but it is grown for its handsome foliage. Use as hedging or topiary, or in a border.  Zone:  3

Buxus x ‘Green Ice’ (Green Ice Boxwood) has glossy dark green evergreen foliage and is considered super hardy, maintaining a deep-green sempervirens color.  The new spring growth is blue-green which turns a glossy, deep green in the summer.  Green Ice is an attractive medium-sized evergreen shrub that exhibits a dense upright mounded and compact growth habit of 3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Buxus x ‘Green Mound’ (Green Mound Boxwood) is a compact, rounded, broadleaf evergreen boxwood that typically grows to 2-3 ft. tall and as wide over the first 10 years. It is a slow-growing hybrid shrub that may eventually mature to as much as 4-5' tall. Smooth-margined, narrow-elliptic leaves (to 3/4" long) are glossy dark green. Foliage often retains good green color in winter. Small, somewhat inconspicuous, apetulous, greenish-cream flowers in terminal and axillary clusters bloom in April and May. Zone:  5-8

Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ (Green Mountain Boxwood) is a dense, upright, evergreen boxwood that typically grows to 2-3' tall over the first 10 years. This is a slow-growing hybrid shrub. Smooth-margined, narrow-elliptic leaves (to 3/4" long) are glossy dark green. Foliage may acquire bronze tones in winter. Small, somewhat inconspicuous, apetulous, greenish-cream flowers in terminal and axillary clusters bloom in April and May. Genus name comes from an old Latin name. Growth habit is 3-5 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’ (Green Velvet Boxwood) is a broad-mounded, compact form (B. sempervirens x B. microphylla var. koreana) of boxwood that will mature to 2-4 ft. tall and as wide. Opposite, glossy, dark green leaves are evergreen. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous.  Zone:  5-8

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Victoria’ (Victoria California Lilac) is simply the hardiest of the California lilacs available and the most reliable for our climate. The brilliant bright indigo blue flowers are an absolute show stopper in the spring and look great against the shiny and dark evergreen foliage. This tough shrub is extremely drought tolerant once established and is a fast grower and will quickly fill an empty space. ‘Victoria’ was one of the best rated Ceanothus in the GPP trials.  Growth habit is 9 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Chamaerops excelsa (Windmill Palm Fan) is the hardiest palm tree in the world.  It has a slender stem that bears fan shaped leaves with finely toothed stalks 3 ft. or so long.  It grows about 40 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide.  When young, the leaves are pleated and are covered with fine short grey or light brown hair.  Mature leaves are dark green above, bluish green below.  Zone:  8-11

Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange) has fragrant orange blossom-like blooms make this a handsome plant for warm climates. A mounded form has many branches and dense, soft green, glossy foliage that, when crushed, emits a pleasant citrus odor. An excellent evergreen shrub for foundation plantings and perennial borders.  Growth habit is 6-8 ft. tall and 7-9 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-10

Escallonia exoniensis fracki ‘Pink Princess’ (Pink Princess Escallonia) has rosy red flower clusters on this upright, compact evergreen shrub. Glossy, deep green foliage emits a sweet fragrance in warm weather. Thrives in coastal conditions. Responds well to shearing, making it a great choice for screening or hedge. Growth habit is 5-6 ft. tall x 5-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea-marginata’ (English Silver Variegated Holly) has shiny, dark-green leaves edged with creamy-white margins. Pyramidal grower brightens winter gardens with showy red berries. Plant a male English holly nearby as a pollenizer for berry set. Growth habit is 15-20 ft. tall x 8-12 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Ilex crenata (Holly) is fast growing and is a very good hedge either sheared or unsheared. It is a handsome utility plant that is durable alternative to the slower growing boxwood. Sheared it is best when the ultimate desired size is 4 to 5 ft. high and the same width or left to grow unsheared 5 to 6 feet high and wide. Dark evergreen leaves that are convex easily distinguish the selection and make an elegant backdrop to the flower garden or provide strong form in architectural gardens. Zone:  6-9

Ilex crenata ‘compacta’ (Compact Holly) In spring, the young stems are purple and mature foliage holds its glossy green color all year. Small black fruit that hangs on throughout the winter. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 6 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’ (Dwarf Compact Holly) is fast growing and is a very good hedge either sheared or unsheared. It is a handsome utility plant that is durable alternative to the slower growing boxwood. Sheared it is best when the ultimate desired size is 4 to 5 ft. high and the same width or left to grow unsheared 5 to 6 feet high and wide. Dark evergreen leaves that are convex easily distinguish the selection and make an elegant backdrop to the flower garden or provide strong form in architectural gardens. Ilex crenata 'Convexa' is durable, plastic and easy to manage, a real workhorse in the garden.  Zone:  6-9

Ilex crenata ‘Green Island’ (Green Island Holly) has dark, fine textured evergreen leaves with a spreading habit, thus being more wide than tall, and it grows somewhat more open than other cultivars of a similar type. As with most Japanese hollies this attractive cultivar provides great form and function in the garden for foundation plantings, hedges, and en mass. Plus, it is a durable alternative to the slower growing boxwood.  Growth habit is 3 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-7

Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’ (Helleri Holly) is a dwarf-rounded, slow-growing, evergreen, female cultivar that is densely clad with tiny, glossy, obovate, evergreen leaves (to only 1/2" long). It typically matures to 2-4 ft. tall and to 3-5 ft. wide over time unless pruned smaller. It infrequently produces spring flowers or fall fruit. Zone:  5-8

Ilex crenata ‘Northern Beauty’ (Northern Beauty Holly) is a vigorous evergreen shrub with dense branching and dark green leaves which are larger than most other Ilex crenata cultivars. As with most Japanese hollies this handsome cultivar provides great form and function in the garden for foundation plantings, hedges, and en mass. Plus, it is a durable alternative to the slower growing boxwood.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-7

Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ (Sky Pencil Holly) is an exceedingly narrow, fastigiate form which grows somewhat slowly in a vertical, pencil-like column to 10 ft. tall but only 2-3 ft. wide.   Zone:  6-8

Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Boy’ (Blue Boy Holly) is a handsome hedge, background plant or specimen desired for its rich deeply colored foliage and stems. Excellent pollenizer for nearby female hollies. Extra hardiness. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 6-8 ft. tall x 3-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Ilex x ‘Rutzan’ (Red Beauty Holly) has bright red berries combined with glossy, dark green foliage on this handsome shrub. Effective in pairs to frame an entrance or driveway, or massed into a hedge. Maintains dense, upright, conical shape with little or no pruning. For best berry display, plant a male pollenizer such as Blue Prince Holly nearby. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 7-10 ft. tall x 4-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-10

Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curly Red’ (Curly Red Doghobble) is an excellent selection with brilliantly colored, twisted leaves that emerge orange-red, mature to dark green and change to intense shades of scarlet, then purple-red in fall and winter. Thick, leathery leaves keep their color during the winter, showing off small red berries. With its compact, slow growing habit, this superb shrub is great for mixed containers, foundation and mass plantings.  Growth habit is 15-18 in. tall x 24 in. wide. Zone: 6-9

Leucothoe axillaris ‘Twisting Red’ (Twisting Red Leucothoe) is an evergreen, compact shrub with beautifully twisted leaves. They are deep green and very glossy, new shoots are burgundy red, and the whole shrub turns this red in late autumn for the whole winter until warm days of mid spring. It resembles Curly Red® variety but has smaller leaves and deeper color. In late spring, it produces small, lily-of-the-valley-like white flowers.  Growth habit is 15-18 in. tall x 24 in. wide.  Zone: 6-9  

Leucothoe fontanesiana leafscape ‘Little Flame’ (Little Flame Leucothoe) will flicker in your garden with its bright orange-red evergreen foliage, new growth in spring is red in color which contrasts well with the green foliage beneath, known for a compact, dense form, use as a low hedge or container plant, tolerates acidic soil, dainty white raceme flowers in spring, fall foliage turns crimson-red.  Growth habit is 2 ft. tall x 1 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Makijaz’ (Makijaz Leucothoe) is a small, mound-forming evergreen shrub with narrowly elliptic, mid green leaves that are marbled white.  The ratio between white and green is quite irregular making every leaf unique.  In spring new foliage emerges red, and in autumn and winter they turn various shades of burgundy purple.  The flowers are small and formed in short racemes.  Growth habit is 3 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ (Rainbow Fetterbush) has gracefully arching, striking red stems with colorful, mottled leaves. Showy, drooping clusters of white flowers. Effective as hedge, or clip to make nice groundcover. Good cut flowers. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Zeblid Scarletta’ (Zeblid Scarletta Fetterbush) is a denser, slower growing, more compact, and more symmetrical shrub than the species. It typically grows to 3 ft. tall and as wide over the first 10 years. A cultivar that is winter hardy to USDA Zone 5 and is particularly noted for its excellent year-round foliage: (a) bright scarlet new growth in spring emerges from deep green foliage clumps, (b) excellent glossy deep green mature summer foliage, (c) burgundy red fall color which extends through winter as bronze to purplish red.

Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum Patio’ (Waxleaf Privet) is a densely foliated evergreen shrub is fantastically adaptable and is often a subject for topiary. It is equally popular in its natural state, particularly as a windbreak or hedge. Becoming 8-10 ft. tall and 4-6 ft. wide, its leathery dark green glossy leaves are attractive year-round. In the spring when a flush of tender bright green foliage emerges, flowers will too. The blooms are showy and attract bees while the small dark round fruit that follow these attract birds. Zone:  7

Ligustrum vulgare ‘Lodense’(Lodense Privet) is a handsome dwarf privet with dense habit and rich green foliage that shears well. If not pruned, panicles of lightly-scented white flowers appear late spring to early summer, followed by black berries in late summer. An excellent choice for low hedges. Very easy to grow and versatile shrub. Deciduous.  Growth habit is 4 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  4-8

Lonicera nitida (Baggesen’s Gold Honeysuckle) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub 4-5 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  The leaves are dark green with creamy white fragrant flowers that appear at the end of spring.  Zone:  6

Lonicera pileata (Privet Honeysuckle) has evergreen boxwood-like foliage and low spreading habit has small, fragrant, funnel-shaped creamy-white flowers in May and pretty, violet-blue translucent berries in winter. Lonicera pileata makes a good groundcover, where a branch touches the ground it will root-in and slowly spread over time. This box-leaf honeysuckle is salt tolerant and does well in seashore plantings.  Growth habit is 2 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape) is an excellent, easy evergreen shrub for massed planting as hedge or screen or as a single colorful accent. Spiny foliage emerges with bronze-red coloring, turning green and eventually a purplish-red in the winter. Brilliant yellow flowers are followed by deep blue berries. Plant two or more for best berry production.  Growth habit is 3-6 ft. tall x 3-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Mahonia nervosa (Cascade Oregon Grape) is one of our Northwest native plants. This suckering shrub forms a loose groundcover with lustrous emerald leaves and panicles of canary flowers in May and waxy blue berries in autumn. It is durable and an excellent choice when the plant palette is limited to native plants. It is adaptable to difficult growing situations like parking strips and parking lot planting beds. It would be excellent on steep slopes. Broken roots and stems are sulfur yellow, which is a trait of all plants in the barberry family.  Growth habit is 2 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Morella californica (California Wax Myrtle) is an easy-to-grow medium-sized shrub that can be used in formal or naturalistic gardens. It can be sheared to produce hedges or other geometric shapes, or it can be left to grow into large, loose mounds, providing a background to other shrubs and perennials. Its small, evergreen, leaves are aromatic when crushed. Clusters of black fruit are held on short spurs in late summer, persisting into midwinter and providing food for wild birds. Growth habit is 10 ft. tall x 15 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Morella cerifera ‘Wax Myrtle’ (Wax Myrtle) has light olive-green foliage with a spicy fragrance.  Pale blue berries occur on female plants in the winter.  Handsome gray bark is almost white on some plants.  Growth habit is 6-12 ft. tall x 12-18 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Nandina domestica ‘Burgundy Wine’ (Burgundy Wine Heavenly Bamboo) is grown for its vibrant red and green foliage; the evergreen leaves are narrower and finer in texture than the species; very upright, leggy and open, excellent in mass plantings for textural effect.  It features an abundance of magnificent creamy white berries from early fall to late winter.  Growth habit is 3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  5

Nandina domestica ‘Compacta’ (Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo) is an attractive compact evergreen shrub displays brilliant red foliage and berries in fall and winter. Versatile and durable, effective as specimen plant, border or massed planting. Soft, lacy foliage.  Growth habit is 4-5 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-11

Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’ (Firepower Heavenly Bamboo) is one of the best coloring nandinas. New foliage has fresh green coloration, with red highlights as it ages. Brilliant red foliage develops in the fall and persists through winter. Neat, low evergreen mounds are terrific for borders, massing and containers. Requires little care and no pruning. Growth habit is 30 in. tall x 30 in. wide.  Zone:  6-11

Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’ (Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo) is a very hardy, trouble-free and colorful evergreen shrub with vibrant, ever-changing foliage. New leaves emerge scarlet red in spring and mature to blue-green in the summer, as small white flowers appear. Intense red foliage develops as autumn temperatures cool. The compact shape is ideal for use around foundations or in mixed borders.  Growth habit is 3-3.5 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-11 (Photo | Briggs Nursery)

Nandina domestica ‘Harbour Dwarf’ (Harbour Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo) is an attractive compact evergreen shrub displays brilliant bronzy-red foliage in fall and winter. Effective as ground cover, specimen plant or border. Soft foliage has pink tint in spring.  Growth habit is 18 in. tall x 2.5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-11

Osmanthus delavayi (White Olive) has tiny, very dark green leaves and small, fragrant, tubular white flowers, this evergreen shrub provides year-round interest. Blooming in April, its flowers perfume the garden. Its leaves are .5 inch to 1 inch long. Adaptable and flexible, Delavayi's osmanthus can be clipped to form a hedge or screen or left to grow naturally. It’s very dark foliage and fine texture create a punctuation mark in the perennial border and provide winter interest when other plants are dormant. Combine it with shrubs with larger or paler leaves.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 7 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ (Variegated False Holly) has new leaves that emerge red and quickly turn green. The green leaves are daubed with spots of creamy white, gray-green, and yellow-green. This lovely evergreen selection makes a great accent or hedge.  Growth habit is 3-5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9 (Photo | Briggs Nursery)

Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’ (Flaming Silver Pieris) has fragrant white flowers that hang in bunches from 'Flaming Silver's' eye-catching foliage. The variegated leaves appear bright red in early spring and fade to pink with silver edges. In summer, the leaves have dark green centers and white margins. Creates a year-round show of color in your landscape.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  4-7 (Photo | Briggs Nursery)

Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ (Little Heath Pieris) is a neat, compact shrub with a yellowish-green variegation on the margins of the gray-green leaves; new leaves are pink. Small, bell-shaped white flowers add to the beauty. A good low hedge or container plant. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Pieris japonica ‘Scarlet O’hara (Scarlet O’hara Pieris) White bell-shaped flowers herald early spring against a backdrop of glossy dark green leaves that emerge scarlet-bronze when they first emerge. A beautiful landscape accent or foundation shrub for dappled shade. Plant in mass to create a natural hedge or screen. Evergreen. Zone:  5-8

Pieris japonica ‘Shojo’ (Shojo Pieris) is a compact, mounded, evergreen shrub that is smaller than the species. Its new foliage is a soft red maturing to a deep green. The deep pink, bell-shaped flowers of ‘Shojo’ emerge from dark red-black buds in early spring. ‘Shojo’ grows 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.  Zone:  5-8

Pieris japonica ‘Snowdrift’ (Snowdrift Pieris) is a dense, compact shrub with dark green foliage and long panicles of snow-white blooms. Flowering is heavy in early spring, so the name is on the mark.  Growth habit is 4-6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Pieris japonica ‘Spring Snow’ (Spring Snow Pieris) Pink buds on upright panicles open pure white, are fragrant, and will last a month or more. New foliage is a rich bronze maturing to a glossy dark green. Bushy shrub reaching 3 ft. high x 4 ft. wide. Grow in shade to full sun in evenly moist, well drained acidic soils. Zone:  5-8

Pieris japonica ‘Temple Bells’ (Temple Bells Pieris) has large, drooping clusters of creamy white, bell-shaped flowers are born in early spring covering the upper and outer portions of this evergreen shrub. The blooms are soon followed by brilliant red new stems and leaves that mature to bronze and finally a dark shiny green. A medium sized winter flowering evergreen with an upright to spreading yet dense and compact growth habit and a slow rate of growth. Growth habit is 4-8 ft. tall x 4-8 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Pieris japonica ‘Valley Fire’ (Valley Fire Pieris) Flaming red new growth crowns this upright evergreen shrub in early spring. This remarkable plant shows excellent disease resistance and hardiness along with one of the brightest shrubs for new growth. Short strings of pearly white flowers open just before the flush of red leaves and herald the beginning of spring. Its slow-to-moderate growth and refined habit make it an excellent choice for the urban landscape. Pieris flowers are a favorite and important food source for our native pollinator, the mason bee. Growth habit is 7 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Pieris japonica ‘Valley Rose’ (Valley Rose Pieris) has beautiful, airy clusters of pink flowers highlight this evergreen shrub. Attractive, bronze tinted new foliage matures to dark green. Compact form excellent as a foundation planting or in groups. Growth habit is 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Pieris japonica (Valley Valentine Pieris) has beautiful, deep red buds and pendant flowers highlight the cool season. Attractive, bronzy tint to new growth. Compact form excellent as a foundation planting or in groups.  Growth habit is 5-7 ft. tall x 5-7 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Pieris japonica var. jak. ‘Cavatine’ (Cavatine Pieris) is one of the best dwarf forms of this useful shrub, consistently receiving the highest rating in GPP evaluations. This small, compact evergreen has year-round interest. Pale green winter flower buds contrast well with its dark green foliage. In mid-March, it is almost completely covered in bell-shaped, creamy white blooms, providing a source of nectar for early-season pollinators such as mason bees. Dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub makes a beautiful low informal hedge, and it can be used to hide the leggy stems of taller shrubs. It is well adapted to container culture and can grow for several years in a pot. Growth habit is 2-4 ft. tall x 2-4 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Pieris japonica ‘White Pearl’ (White Pearl Pieris) This showy evergreen shrub delights with prolific, upright clusters of bell-shaped flower panicles in late winter to spring. Pink to bronze-red tinged new foliage ages to lustrous green. Compact form is ideal for massing in beds or as a clipped hedge.  Growth habit is 3-4 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Pieris japonica, Variegata (Variegated Pieris) has beautiful, drooping clusters of white flowers highlight this evergreen shrub. Attractive, pink tint to new growth. Compact form excellent as a foundation planting or in groups.  Growth habit is 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Prunus laurocerasus (Otto Luyken Laurel) is a compact cultivar that grows only 3-4 ft. tall and spreads to 6-8 ft. It is free-flowering. Zone:  6-8

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ (Cherry Laurel) is a handsome shrub or small upright tree for filtered sunlight or dappled shade. Glossy foliage with a refined look on a dense, vase-shaped form displaying a layered effect. Stalks of fragrant white flowers appear in spring. Evergreen. Growth habit is 4-6 ft. tall x 6-8 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Rhododendron ‘America’ (America Rhododendron) was bred by Koster & Sons of Boskoop, Netherlands using Rhododendron 'Parsons Grandiflorum' as the seed parent and an unnamed dark red Rhododendron hybrid as the pollen parent. Its openly funnel-shaped flowers are purplish-red with a slight bluish cast and dark red spotting. It has an open sprawling habit that will perform better when grown in a sunnier site and grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide. Since its release in 1902, 'America' has been used as a parent plant for many other hybrids.  Zone:  5-8

Rhododendron ‘Baden Baden’ (Baden Baden Rhododendron) is an excellent low and compact rhododendron erupts in spring with bright red, waxy flowers with a darker center that heightens the red glow. The dark green foliage is shiny with an attractive slight puckering. It is the best and hardiest of the low red rhododendrons.  Growth habit is 2-3 ft. tall 3-5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9

Rhododendron ‘Blitz’ (Blitz Rhododendron) has very dark red flower trusses on a bed of densely packed deep forest green leaves. A good heat and sun-tolerant selection. Growth habit is 3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  7

Rhododendron ‘Calsap’ (Calsap Rhododendron) has lavender buds open white with a bold spot of burgundy in the upper lobe. Oblong, emerald-green foliage compliments this plant. A very hardy plant.  Growth habit is 4 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Rhododendron ‘Chionoides’ (Chionoides Rhododendron) has beautiful dense evergreen shrub with a compact habit and dark green leathery foliage. White flowers with a tinge of yellow appear in mid spring.  Growth habit is 4-6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  4-8

Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ (Christmas Cheer Rhododendron) blooms in February or early March. It has a petite truss of palest pink and when mature, become a dome of pink on a well-behaved plant. Experts say that 'Christmas Cheer' has slightly shorter leaves and blooms a week earlier than 'Rosa Mundi'.  Growth habit is 4-6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Rhododendron ‘Cunningham’s Blush’ (Cunningham’s Blush Rhododendron) is a dense-growing small evergreen shrub has compact habit. Highly valued ornamental with large trusses of showy flowers - beautiful contrast to the very dark green leaves. Dependable bloomer.  Growth habit is 4 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Rhododendron ‘Evening Glow’ (Evening Glow Rhododendron) has dark yellow, lax trusses on a rhododendron often requested for its tolerance to heat. Narrow, shamrock colored leaves stay attractive year-round. The late flowering time is an asset for the garden.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6

Rhododendron ‘Fire Storm’ (Fire Storm Rhododendron) has flowers that are openly funnel-shaped with wavy edges, 3¼" wide, and are an unmarked bright deep red. The new leaves are lime green and darken as they mature. 'Firestorm' is a dense spreading shrub that grows 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.  Zone:  5-8

Rhododendron ‘Golden Gate’ (Golden Gate Rhododendron) The striking flowers of this compact hybrid rhododendron are orange with a broad rose-pink rim and red-blotched upper lobes. The flaring, funnel-shaped, loosely clustered blooms appear from mid- to late spring. This dense chest-high shrub has large glossy dark-green leaves.  Growth habit is 3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Rhododendron ‘Irene Koster’ (Irene Koster Rhododendron) This extremely hardy selection provides a massive display of sweetly scented, funnel-shaped blooms. Buds have dark pink stripes and open to light rose-pink flowers with a showy yellow blotch with brownish orange spotting on the upper petals. Mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders. Evergreen.  Growth habit is 6-8 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-7

(Jean Marie de Montague Rhododendron) is a dense evergreen shrub highly valued as a landscape ornamental. Large trusses of bright red flowers that appear on even young plants. Thrives in cooler regions. An eye-catching standout in any garden. Very effective in foundation plantings or as an accent.  Growth habit is 5-7 ft. tall x 5-7 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-9 (Photo | Briggs Nursery)

Rhododendron ‘Ken Janeck’ (Ken Janeck Rhododendron) is a dense, mound-forming, evergreen shrub which typically grows 2 ft. tall with a 2 ft. spread over 10 years, slowly increasing in size to a maximum of 3' x 5'. Larger than usual, thick, leathery, downward curled, dark green foliage is brown, woolly beneath. Deep rose-pink buds open to a solid pink. Early to midseason spring bloom.  Zone:  5-8

Rhododendron williamsianum (Williams Rhododendron) is quite unlike most of the known species planted in gardens today. Its leaves are small, oval and, when young, bronze. Dainty-looking, pink, bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring. Williams rhododendron reaches just 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide, making it a nice choice for beds and borders in a shady area. Zone:  7-9

Rhododendron ‘Yaku Princess’ (Yaku Princess Rhododendron) Dense, compactly branched low grower. Showy pinkish-white blooms create a striking contrast against the deep olive-green foliage. A vigorous grower and low maintenance. A wonderful foundation plant or in containers.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (Himalayan Sweetbox) is a low-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub to 5 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide or more over time in shady areas of the landscape. Lustrous, lanceolate, leathery, dark green leaves (to 3 1/2" long and to 3/4" wide) are evergreen. Tiny, apetulous, unisexual, tubular, fragrant, white flowers (1/2" long) bloom in the leaf axils in March-April. Female flowers give way to globose, shiny, black fruits (drupes to 1/3" wide). Native to western Himalayas and China.  Zone:  6-8

Sarcococca ruscifolia (Sweet Box) is a dense, low-growing, sometimes suckering, broadleaf evergreen shrub with a compact habit that typically grows to 3-4 ft. tall and as wide. It features (a) ovate, sharp-pointed, somewhat leathery, glossy deep green, evergreen leaves (to 2 1/2" long), (b) fragrant, unisexual, apetalous, creamy white flowers in tassel-like axillary racemes (females with 3 stigmas located below males with 4-6 stamens) with early spring bloom (March-April), and (c) globular dark red berries (to 1/4" across) which ripen to black. This small shrub is native from central to western China.  Zone:  7-9

Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry) is one of the most versatile and underused native plants of the Pacific Northwest. It provides a regional feel to our gardens and helps define the Northwest landscape. Typically thought of as a woodland plant, it performs equally well in full sun. In spring its small, leathery leaves have copper and bronze tints, and they mature to shiny dark green. Small, urn-shaped white flowers hang under the foliage in spring, transforming to succulent blue-black berries by late summer. These make delicious jam or jelly. The small leaves of this shrub create a fine texture, but its slightly irregular growth habit keeps it interesting. It contrasts well with plants with larger leaves, such as rhododendrons. Use evergreen huckleberry in informal groupings or as a natural low screen. Surprisingly it will also shear into a dense formal hedge.  Growth habit is 6-13 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide.  Zone:  7-9

Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ (Pink Lemonade Blueberry) Pinkish-white flowers produce pale greenish fruit that ripens to an astonishing deep pink color. All the anti-oxidants of its blue cousins but in an incredible new color. In the Fall, the leaves turn golden-yellow to brilliant-orange. Pleasant flavored, glossy fruit that ripens in mid-late season. High-bush variety.  Growth habit is 4-5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  4-8

Vaccinium ‘Pink Popcorn’ (Pink Popcorn Blueberry) produces a prodigal bounty of medium-sized, pink-cream- to pink berries with darker pink blush, bursting with true blueberry flavor and aroma. Hardy, northern high-bush 4-5’ plants, with showy white flowers and crimson fall foliage, bear oodles of pink fruit that ripens early to mid-season: up to 20 lbs. per bush! Variety that is undemanding, easy to care for, and untroubled by pests or diseases: a great berry for organic farming. Flavor-packed berries are rich in antioxidants. Self-fertile plants will produce larger crops of larger berries when planted close to another early season variety. Does best in acidic, mildly moist, well-drained soil.  Growth habit is 5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide.  Zone:  3-7

Vaccinium ovatum ‘Scarlet’ (Scarlet Evergreen Huckleberry) is a compact selection of our native Evergreen Huckleberry which has consistently redder new growth as well. Expect this to make dense growth to just 3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide looking dapper with red new leaves maturing to green, small white flower bells turning to near black pancake-worthy huckleberries in the fall.  Zone:  3-6