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Common Evergreen Garden Plants That Bloom

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There are evergreen plants that bloom in many shades and hues. Finding the evergreen plant that you'd like to have in your yard can be daunting work, especially when you want to make sure that you'll have flowers, too. These evergreen blooming plants will tell you how to plant them, what they'll look like and how to propagate them to keep them coming back.

Pagoda Flower

Pagoda Flower, or Clerodendrum paniculatum, is from the Verbenaceae, or verbena, family. It is an evergreen perennial. The shrub gets 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Funnel-shaped flowers are half inch long and on terminal panicles that are 1 foot high. Plant the pagoda flower in full sun or partial shade in rich moisture retentive soil. Propagate via suckers, root cuttings in winter or summer semi-ripe stem cuttings.

Coralberry

Coralberry, or Ardisia crenata, is from the Myrsinaceae, or myrsine, family. It is an evergreen shrub that will attract birds. The shrub gets 2 to 6 feet tall and has dark green glossy leaves with white or pink flowers. Plant the coralberry in deep rich soil with deep shade or partial shade. Propagate via seed or by seedlings near it.

Blue Butterfly Bush

Blue Butterfly Bush, or Clerodendrum ugandense, is from the Verbenaceae, or verbena, family. It is an evergreen fast-growing perennial. This shrub gets 10 feet tall with egg-shaped leaves 3 to 4 inches long. Flowers are 1 inch long and look like butterflies. Plant a blue butterfly bush in partial shade and propagate via stem cuttings, rooting suckers or by root cuttings.

Camellia

Camellia, or Camellia japonica, is from the Theaceae, or tea, family. It is an evergreen with 5-inch wide flowers and glossy deep green leaves. It is slow to grow. Plants reach up to 20 feet tall. They like acidic soil and moisture, with partial shade. Propagate via summer or winter semi-ripe cuttings or by spring air layering.

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Tina Samuels has been a full-time freelance writer for more than 10 years, concentrating on health and gardening topics, and a writer for 20 years. She has written for "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living," and "Mature Years," as well as online content. She has one book, “A Georgia Native Plant Guide,” offered through Mercer University; others are in development.