If you are looking for quality shrubs and bushes to add to your landscaping, it is wise to go with evergreen species. Not only do they last year round and require very little maintenance, they add an unparalleled level of beauty and appeal to any property. Continue reading to learn some of the top recommended evergreen tree shrubs to consider for Indiana, which falls within Hardiness Zone Six.
Woodward Globe Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis ‘Woodwardi’
This is a round-shaped evergreen shrub that exhibits a lacey, finely-textured appearance. It grows well in Hardiness Zones 3 to 7, reaching average heights between 4 and 10 inches tall, and 8 to 15 feet wide. In terms of cost, average prices range between $8 and $10, depending on the retailer and time of year. The Woodward Globe is the perfect addition to any residential or commercial landscaping that requires hedge lines.
Buxus sinica var. insularis
This popular shrub is a great choice for those looking for attractive, low hedges since its foliage is dark and dense, and averages 2 ½ feet in height and 6 feet in width. Good for both residential and commercial landscaping in hardiness zones 5 through 9, the Korean Boxwood can also be easily pruned into ornamental shapes. For this reason, it is commonly used as a bordering shrub, and often seen along drives, driveways, lots, and more. It is a reasonably-priced bush, ranging between $4 and $7 per plant.
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Plumo
This shrub is highly revered for its brightly colored, shiny green foliage. Said to have almost a silver hue, the Youngstown Juniper grows low and spreads across its landscaping like a sheath of finely-textured evergreen grass. Its thin branches extend merely a foot off the ground. It is good for hardiness zones 3 through 9, and costs an average of $5 to $8, depending on the retailer.
Now there’s a name you can trust. Hemlocks are revered trees here in Indiana, so it is no surprise that an evergreen shrub of the same phylogeny is a recommended option. The Canadian Hemlock is a popular choice for hardiness zones 3 through 8 because it is a dependable privacy hedge. It grows well in either full sun or shade, or in both, making it low maintenance as well. Expect average costs to be between $3 and $5 per bush.