Is planting evergreens in my landscape a good idea?
I'd like to plant some evergreen trees in my landscape. What would you suggest?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Evergreens are a great way to add color to the winter landscape. Keep in mind that numerous trees other than needled evergreens retain their foliage through winter. Grow an assortment of needled and broadleaf evergreens for variety, texture, and color in your yard all year long.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

Arborvitae
Arizona cypress
Atlas cedar, deodar cedar
Australian tea tree
Balsam fir, noble fir, white fir
Camphor tree
Canadian hemlock
China fir
Coast redwood
Colorado spruce, Norway spruce
Douglas fir
Eastern red cedar
False cypress
Giant sequoia
Holly
Incense cedar
Japanese cedar
Japanese plum yew
Live oak, holly oak
Loquat
Magnolia
Norfolk Island pine
Pine
Umbrella pine

Thuja spp.
Cupressus arizonica
Cedrus spp.
Leptospermum laevigatum
Abies spp.
Cinnamomum camphora
Tsuga canadensis
Cunninghamia lanceolata
Sequoia sempervirens
Picea spp.
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Juniperus virginiana
Chamaecyparis spp.
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Ilex spp.
Calocedrus decurrens
Cryptomeria japonica
Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Quercus spp.
Eriobotrya japonica
Magnolia spp.
Araucaria heterophylla
Pinus spp.
Sciadopitys verticillata

2-8
7-9
5-9
9-10
3-7
9-10
(3)4-7
7-9
7-9
2-9
(3)4-6
2-9
5-8
6-8
5-9
5-8
(5)6-8
6-9
8-10
8-10
(4)5-9(10)
10-11
2-8
5-7

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (4)

Ah, I can't edit my answer to bcam1's question and that that that button is intended for the answer to the above question that was answered. Oh well.
Submitted by agrocoders

I'm not sure but as bug as pecans and evergreens typically get it be difficult to plant them too closely if you allow for the height & width of each plant. We had a huge pecan in LaGrange, Georgia with evergreen in the same small backyard about 25 foot away and it wasn't adversely effected. The branch spread of the pecan had nothing growing underneath it and it was taller than the woods that had the evergreens in it blocking the view and some of the sound from the railroad tracks.
Submitted by agrocoders

Will the planting of a evergreen or pine close to a pecan hurt the production of the pecans?
Submitted by bcam1