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Zone 7 Flowering Evergreens

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Evergreen plants have the ability to keep their leaves throughout their growing cycle, unlike their deciduous counterparts. For USDA Hardiness Zone 7 there are flowering evergreens that really make the landscape pop with color and interest. Whether you want your blooms on a tree, vine or plant, there are great evergreen choices for your flowering needs.

Southern Magnolia

The Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is a fragrant evergreen tree that is drought tolerant and from the magnolia family of plants. It gets 60 to 90 feet tall with 5-to-8-inch, glossy, dark green leaves. Flowers are showy and 8 to 12 inches wide, blooming in spring and summer. Grow in well drained acidic soils with full sun or partial shade. Propagate via seed, cuttings or graftings in Zones 7 to 9.

Lady Banks Rose

The Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae) is a fragrant, fast-growing evergreen shrub that is from the rose family of plants. It is vine-like, gets 50 feet long and is a climber. Leaves are small with white or yellow flowers 1 inch wide. Grow in full sun in most any soil. Propagate via layering or cuttings in Zones 7 to 10.

Carolina Yellow Jasmine

The Carolina yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a fragrant, fast-growing evergreen that is drought tolerant and from the logania family of plants. It is a vine that gets 20 feet long with 2-to-3-inch glossy leaves and tubular yellow flowers blooming in winter to spring. Grow in sun or partial shade. Propagate via seed, cuttings or layering in Zones 7 to 9.

Cape Lily

The Cape lily (Crinum x powellii) is an easy-to-grow evergreen perennial that is from the amaryllis family of plants. Leaves are 3 to 4 feet long, and flowers are funnel-like and 4 inches long. Colors depend on cultivar. Grow in fertile moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Propagate via division in Zones 6 to 11.

Stokes' Aster

The Stokes' aster (Stokesia laevis) is an easy-to-grow evergreen perennial that is from the aster/daisy family of plants. Leaves are 6 to 8 inches long with 3-to-4-inch wide ray flowers. Colors include pink, white, blue or lavender, and flowers blooms on stems 1-to-2 feet tall. Grow in acidic soil in full sun. Propagate via division or seed in Zones 5 to 10.

Keywords: Zone 7, evergreen, flowering evergreen

About this Author

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.