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Evergreen Shrubs: Holly Berries Photo

Needle-Bearing and Broadleaf Evergreen Bushes

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Evergreen shrubs are divided into two categories, needle-bearing evergreens and broadleaf evergreens....
Photo of evergreen holly with berries.

Photo of evergreen holly with berries.

David Beaulieu

Non-gardeners usually think only of the needle-bearing types when they hear the word, "evergreen," such as the shrubs often used in foundation plantings and in hedges. But gardeners are well aware of the contributions to the landscape made by the broadleaf types, which include such mainstays as holly (see picture above) and rhododendrons (the latter is not only an evergreen shrub, but also a flowering shrub).

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