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Unique Small Evergreens for the Landscape

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/11/18 9:43 AM

texas_mtn_laurel_bloomSmall evergreens can bring big color and lots of character to any landscape in Texas. They can retain their color all year so that they can make a big impact, no matter how big or small your yard may be. Also, if you have a tiny yard, you will appreciate the big features that many of these small evergreen trees provide. Though they take up little room, they hold onto their leaves year-round so that they can also provide shade, as well as personality to your landscape. 

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Our Recommend Small Evergreen Trees for Landscaping in Texas


We have some of the most beautiful and interesting evergreens available. We can use them to hide things, create privacy hedges, or to create a stunning landscape design. Plus, smaller trees do not typically have an aggressive root system, so they are ideal for planting near sidewalks, driveways, or house foundations. Use these small evergreen trees to enhance your landscape, and you can make your outdoor living space more colorful and intimate, too!

wax_myrtleWax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera): These evergreen trees are favorites throughout Houston. We use them for screening unwanted views. Their dense foliage and quick-growing nature makes them an ideal choice to form a privacy hedge. You can line them up in rows to define your property line. Homeowners also like to use them to accent a patio. These versatile trees provide an excellent way to add a nice touch of greenery to any landscape. And, while they are not large trees, they can create big shade. These fabulous evergreens feature pleasingly fragrant foliage and can organically repel insects. Plus, they require very little maintenance – just let them grow with minimal care!



Nellie-stevens-hollyNellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’): These are outstanding evergreens prized for their attractive foliage. We like to plant them as an excellent privacy hedge to block unwanted views in style! We can also line up several of them and use them as a durable windbreak. Their dense dark-green foliage helps to make them an excellent selection as a security barrier, too. Plus, these small trees are easy to care for. They grow fast, which means that you can take advantage of all the fantastic features in no time at all.




youpon-hollyYaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria): One of the most durable and adaptable of the evergreen hollies is the Yaupon Holly. They feature contoured multiple trunks that add plenty of interest. These evergreen beauties are versatile, so we like to use them as a privacy hedge, screen, or as a barrier between property lines. They never get too big, so they are an excellent choice for smaller yards in the Houston area. Plant one or a few and allow this holly to enhance your landscape. Its small, leathery green leaves look beautiful all year long!




East-Palatka-HollyEast Palatka Holly (Ilex x attenuata ‘East Palatka’): This hybrid Holly is a favorite throughout our area. Homeowners appreciate its lustrous evergreen foliage. It can be utilized as a privacy hedge. It’s a very colorful, small evergreen tree, especially in fall and winter when it is heavily laden with bright red berries. They have a pyramidal growth habit and are excellent street trees, too. They can tolerate urban conditions, so they are a great choice for adding greenery to any urban garden.





Texas-Mountain-LaurelTexas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora): This is one of the loveliest, small evergreen trees for Texas landscapes. They feature fragrant violet-blue flowers in terminal clusters that bloom in spring and contrast beautifully with the shiny dark green foliage background. We like to line them up in a row so that they can create an attractive windbreak. Homeowners rave about their easy-care attributes. They thrive in a sunny location so we like to plant them on a patio or at a front entryway where the household can enjoy the fragrant blossoms.




TEDDY_BEAR_MAGNOLIA_Teddy Bear Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern Charm’): These are very compact, upright growing evergreen trees with deep green leaves and large, fragrant white flowers that dot the tree throughout summer and fall. This small tree is highly adaptable and versatile. It looks fantastic against sunny buildings, and we also like to plant them in smaller urban gardens as a lovely accent tree. Create a privacy screen by planting them in a row along low fences and walls. If you are looking for a small evergreen tree with beautiful flowers and foliage, look no further. Plant one in your landscape and hug this Teddy Bear.



We Can Plant Unique Small Evergreen Trees That Make a Positive Impact in Your Landscape

Increase property value with any of our value-engineered evergreen trees. Moon Valley Nurseries in Texas has been custom-growing the world’s best trees for over 20 years, and at our Glen Flora Farms for over 30 years. We have the smaller trees available that are lush, beautiful, and ready to enhance your Houston landscape. Allow our nursery pros to help you find the perfect evergreen tree for the perfect spot in your yard.