When planting an evergreen tree or shrub, avoid clay soils or soils that stay overly wet. It’s also best not to place an evergreen tree or shrub where it will be fully exposed to drying winds and the sun. Evergreens do need frequent watering, especially during the first year after planting. But they usually don’t require a whole lot of pruning or trimming.

10 Popular Evergreens

  • Pine
  • Red Cedar
  • Blue Spruce
  • Hemlock
  • Silver Fir
  • Cyprus
  • Sequoia
  • Rhododendron
  • Juniper
  • Redwood