Looking for beautiful shrubs for your garden, you are landed in the right post. Today, we will introduce the 20 Dwarf Evergreen Shrub Types To Spruce Up Your Small Landscapes. Dwarf evergreen shrubs are particularly sought-after because they can be used as ornamental plants, ground cover, and showy flowers for visual display. Besides, they help purify the air, create a fresh landscape that makes people feel more relaxed and happier.
These evergreen shrubs are one of the best bright candidates to make your garden more vivid. Also, most of them are easy to grow and do not require to take care much. Even, they also still grow well in your oblivion. No matter your choice, growing them means you’re creating a more wonderful garden space in your own way. There is nothing better than drinking a cup of tea in the early morning and enjoying the beauty of their natural beauty, right?
#1 Yew (Taxus baccata)
Yew (Taxus baccata) is drought tolerant that grows to up about 10 feet when properly maintained. It produces dark green needles and bears berries that resemble small cherries. Its berries and leaves are toxic to animals and humans.
#2 Seaside Serenade Bar Harbor Hydrangea
Seaside Serenade Bar Harbor Hydrangea is a hardy plant and grows to up to 4 feet. When winter comes, it produces large, white, and creamy flowerheads. It needs partial sun to grow.
#3 Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Mountain laurel is a broadleaf evergreen and reaches a height and spread of just 3 feet. It shows off attractive blooms of reddish-purple.
#4 Fetterbush (Lyonia lucida)
Fetterbush (Lyonia lucida) achieves about 5 feet tall and offers thick and leathery, deep green leaves and equally flashy, drooping pink flowers. Its leaves are toxic for humans and animals.
#5 Wintergold Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo ‘Carsten’s Wintergold‘)
Wintergold Mugo Pine reaches up to 2 feet tall when getting full sun and regular watering. In the summer, this shrub is deep green in color, almost minty. In fall and winter, it turns into golden yellow.
#6 Erica carnea ‘December Red’ (Winter Heath)
Erica carnea ‘December Red’ (Winter Heath) grows about 1.5 feet tall but its spread could be up to 4ft. This plant showcases beautiful clusters of tiny, pink, white, and lavender blooms. It is an attractive ground cover for rocky gardens and sloped terrains.
#7 Lil Flirt Spirea
Lil Flirt Spirea is low maintenance, heat resistant, and drought tolerant. It can grow at 3 feet tall in any soil, even in poor conditions like compacted clay. It forms delicate pink flowers that bloom throughout spring and summer.
#8 Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet)
Brugmansia forms trumpet-shaped leaves that bloom during spring. Its flowers are very fragrant at night, attracting night pollinators.
#9 Impish Elf Lily of the Valley Shrub
Impish Elf Lily of the Valley Shrub grows up to 5 feet tall if planted in partial sun areas. In winter, it displays beautiful dark pink and purple buds. In the spring, it produces flowers blooming into pink bell-shaped flowers, adorned with deep green, glossy foliage, and deep red stems.
#10 Crimson Kisses Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Slingco 1’)
Crimson Kisses Weigela has a height and spread of 3 feet. It puts off bright, crimson red flowers with white and yellow centers. It thrives in full sun and regular watering.
#11 Cape Cod Hydrangea
Cape Cod Hydrangea grows up to 4 feet tall if planted in partial shade to partial sun. This dwarf evergreen shrub repeatedly blooms baby blue and white flowers throughout the year.
#12 Haaga Rhododendron (Rhododendron ‘Haaga’)
Haaga Rhododendron is a compact evergreen shrub that only grows at 3 feet tall. During spring, it forms with pale green foliage and clusters of baby pink flowers blooming. It grows happily in partial sun and requires regular watering for it to thrive.
#13 Crape Myrtle ‘Petite Pinkie’
Crape Myrtle ‘Petite Pinkie’ reaches 5 feet with a spread of 4 feet. It shows off crepe-like, clear pink flowers during summer and once again in winter.
#14 Spiraea japonica Magic Carpet ‘Walbuma’ (Japanese Spirea)
This plant produces bright red leaves during spring, golden yellow leaves in the summer, and rusty red during fall. Its branch tips bloom small, pink flowers. It prefers to grow in full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
#15 Ballerina Indian Hawthorn
Ballerina Indian Hawthorn is a very hardy dwarf evergreen shrub that survives in poor condition soils. It prefers to grow in full sun. It produces dark red berries before spring and blooms into clusters of small, rose-pink flowers.
#16 Tiny Tower Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca ‘MonRon’)
This dwarf evergreen shrub grows to just 0.5 feet. It forms dense foliages that are deep green year-round that turn grayish-green when it matures.
#17 Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica)
Japanese Pieris can give a colorful display year-round by its foliage remains deep green in most months. During spring, the leaves could turn to glossy red, creamy white, and even salmon pink depending on the type. In winter, it turns into crimson red, with some pink flecks. In spring, its light pink flowers blossom with a subtle fragrance.
#18 Rhododendron Maximum ‘Compacta‘
This plant produces broad leaves and blooms clusters of pink and lavender flowers.
#19 Kelsey’s Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood
Kelsey’s Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood is a beautiful and flashy plant with thin, red stems during the winter and a lush green color during the summer and spring. It can grow up to 2.5 feet tall.
#20 Ilex crenata ‘Brass Buckle’ (Japanese Holly)
Ilex crenata ‘Brass Buckle’ (Japanese Holly) shows off its beauty by producing yellow, glossy foliage with a golden glow that remains in color year-round.