Or you could go for the lovely evergreen Magnolia
Grandiflora which flowers unusually in July and August rather than the spring.
In Awaji Island, the emperor and the empress and local children planted a memorial ''taisamboku,'' an evergreen magnolia
tree that puts out pure white blooms at the beginning of summer.
Filling with greenery is the fun part using shoots from conifers and evergreens such as holly, box, privet, dogwood and even camellia and the evergreen magnolia
Even for those self-proclaimed brown thumbs in Mississippi, the one evergreen that everyone could probably identify is the Southern Magnolia, also known as the Evergreen Magnolia
Long-lasting choices include Douglas fir, evergreen magnolia
, fir, holly, holly-leaf osmanthus, juniper, pine, and redwood.
This small evergreen magnolia
grows slowly to 15 to 20 feet.