What are some good ideas for landscapes besides junipers, yews and shrubs?

It seems as though every landscape I see uses either junipers or yews as evergreen shrubs. I'd like something different. What could I grow?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Junipers and yews are good, tough evergreens for sun and shade, respectively. But you're wise to desire a bit of variety in your plantings. Not only will your landscape reflect your individuality, it will also create ecological diversity. To expand your evergreen shrub palette, try some of these shrubs. Low shrubs-up to 3 feet Gold cup St. Johnswort Hypericum x cyanthiflorum 5-7 Japanese garden juniper Juniperus procumbens 4-9 Littleleaf boxwood Buxus microphylla 5-9 Rose daphne Daphne cneorum (4)5-7 Medium shrubs-3 to 6 feet-  Anglo-Japanese yew Taxus x media 5-7 David viburnum Viburnum davidii 8-9 Drooping leucothoe Leucothoe fontanesiana 5-8 Gardenia Gardenia jasminoides (7)8-10 Glossy abelia Abelia x grandiflora (5)6-9 Japanese holly Ilex crenata 6-8 Japanese pieris Pieris japonica 5-9 Oregon grapeholly Mahonia aquifolium 5-9 Winter daphne Daphne odora 7-10 Large Shrubs-over 6 feet-  Boxwood Buxus sempervirens (5)6-9 Camellia Camellia spp. 7-10 Cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus 6-8 Chinese juniper Juniperus chinensis 4-9 Holly Ilex spp. 3-9 Holly osmanthus Osmanthus heterophyllus (6)7-9 Japanese fatsia Fatsia japonica 8-10 Japanese pittosporum Pittosporum tobira (8)9-10 Japanese privet Ligustrum japonicum 7-10 Leatherleaf viburnum Viburnu x rhytidophylloides 5-8 Oleander Nerium oleander 8-10 Rhododendron, azalea Rhododendron spp. 4-10 Yew pine Podocarpus macrophyllus 8-10


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