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NATidefan
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What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Looking for a evergreen shrub to be the back drop for other things planted in front of it around the house. Something that's like 5-6 feet tall or can be pruned to that height if needed.

Was looking at Daphne, but its posinous to dogs and cats.

Maybe something like a nandina that's taller?


ETA, full sun to partial shade.
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gumbeaux
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Blue juniper spruce


NATidefan
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
That's pine treeish.


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LSUEnvy
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Variegated pittisporum


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Zappas Stache
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Russian Olive
Glossy Abelia
Pittosporum



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bbvdd
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Camellia.


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ItzMe1972
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Sweet Olive


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Martini
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Azaleas.


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Geauxld Finger
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Cleyera - sun or shade
Viburnum - fast growing
Azalea - will take some time to trim but makes great spring color
Sasanqua Camellias - would have to start with 7gal - 10 gal at least
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Chicken
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Japanese Yew?


NATidefan
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Two hours North of Birmingham
Member since Dec 2008
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Thanks, some good ones in here I havent thought of. Leaning towards abelia and camellias.

What about indian hawthorne?


PaperTiger
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Gardenias.


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PaperTiger
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Problem I always had with camelias were that they bloomed in Jan/Feb, which was awesome, but they made a mess (think magnolia tree with all the brown leaves under each tree.


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Geauxld Finger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Yew is poisonous to animals


bamaswallows
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Viburnum. Indian hawthorn is too short / low for what you want I think


NATidefan
Alabama Fan
Two hours North of Birmingham
Member since Dec 2008
30431 posts

re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Ok, I saw 4-5 feet for indian hawthorne, but that may be on the high in. I like it though and may use it in front of some of the others.



HoLeInOnEr05
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Loropetalums


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tigeroarz1
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Winston-Salem, NC
Member since Oct 2013
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Distyliums are very popular in the nursery trade. They come in varying heights and some have new growth foliage with just a tent of copper. Flowers aren’t that showy. It’s a good substitute for and a mix of a holly and a otto luyken laurel.
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East Coast Band
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
If it's sunny, how about knock out roses?


Geauxld Finger
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Baton Rouge
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Not really a hedge plant though


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