Evergreen Specimen Shrubs

Adding evergreen shrubs to your garden can provide year-round greenery and beauty, as well as serve practical purposes such as providing privacy and wind protection. At Provender, we have a wide variety of evergreen specimen shrubs to choose from, both in our store and available for purchase online.

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Evergreen Shrubs UK

At Provender Nursery, we specialize in a wide variety of evergreen shrubs that are perfect for UK gardens. Whether you're looking for evergreen flowering shrubs to add some color to your landscape, or small evergreen shrubs to fill in tight spaces, we have a variety of options to choose from. Our evergreen shrubs are not only beautiful but also low maintenance, making them a great choice for busy gardeners. Some popular varieties include boxwood, holly, and juniper, but we also carry many lesser-known varieties that are sure to add interest and variety to your garden. Whether you're looking for a large, statement shrub or a small, delicate specimen, you're sure to find something that you love at Provender Nursery.

Types of Evergreen Shrubs

Abelia x Grandiflora

Abelia x Grandiflora is a hybrid species that is known for its large, trumpet-shaped flowers and glossy, evergreen leaves. It is a popular choice for hedging and as a specimen shrub in borders. The shrub can grow to a height of around 1.5-2.5 meters, and it produces a profuse display of pink or white blooms from late spring to fall.


Acacia is a large genus of shrubs and trees that is native to many parts of the world. They are known for their feathery, finely divided leaves and yellow, ball-shaped flowers. Some popular species and cultivars include Acacia dealbata, Acacia baileyana, and Acacia cognata. They are best suited to full sun, and they are frost and drought-hardy, making them a great choice for low-maintenance gardens.

Acer griseum

Acer griseum is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with a rounded shape and a striking bark that peels away in flakes to reveal orange and cinnamon-brown layers underneath. This tree is known for its beautiful leaves which change color throughout the year, and its small, red flowers that bloom in early spring. It can reach a height of around 4-8m, it's perfect for small gardens or as a specimen plant in a large border.

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' is a deciduous shrub or small tree with deeply-lobed, palmate leaves that resemble those of a monk's hood. This unique leaf shape is the reason for its name, Aconitifolium. The leaves turn vibrant red and orange in autumn before falling, and small red flowers appear in spring. It can grow up to 6m high, and it's perfect for a specimen shrub or small tree.

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' is another cultivar of the Japanese maple that is known for its attractive, finely-dissected leaves that resemble those of a grapevine. The leaves are green in summer but turn beautiful orange and red in autumn. This makes it a great choice for adding fall color to your garden. Small red flowers appear in spring and they can grow up to 4-6m high.

These are just a few of the many options available at Provender. Be sure to visit our store or browse our website to see our full selection of evergreen specimen shrubs.

Tips for Maintaining Specimen Shrubs

<p>To keep your evergreen specimen shrubs looking their best, be sure to give them regular water and fertilize them during the growing season. Prune them as needed to shape and control their size, but be careful not to over-prune, as this can damage the shrub. Mulching around the base of the shrub can help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. It's also important to pay attention to the sunlight and soil conditions and choose the right shrub for the location to ensure they will thrive in your garden. </p> <p>At Provender, we are committed to helping you find the perfect evergreen specimen shrubs for your garden. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or new to the hobby, our experienced staff can provide you with the guidance and advice you need to make the best choices for your space. We invite you to visit our store or browse our website to find the perfect evergreen specimen shrubs for your garden. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or to place an order today. </p>