Although most broadleaf evergreens
would prefer to live in the South, we Midwesterners do have some hardy choices that will do OK if planted in a protected site.
In the natural broadleaf evergreen
forest, the dominant arbor species were Castanopsis sclerophylla and Lithocarpus glabra with a mean height of 10 m, a diameter at breast height of 20.4 cm, and an overall canopy density of 0.6.
vary in their ability to send out new shoots from old stems that are cut back.
On the coastal plains of the southeast United States and northern Florida is a life zone of forests of three different physiognomic types: deciduous dicot trees ("hardwoods"), broadleaf evergreens
, and conifers (most of them evergreen).
As the season progressed and other foods became more scarce, leaves of broadleaf evergreen
plants became increasingly important.
Coniferous evergreens, for instance, can bear more snow weight than broadleaf evergreens
. A tree's form also can determine how well it will withstand heavy snow.
Among his categories are broadleaf evergreens
, the American chestnut, the other nut trees, the river trees, ash, tupelo or black gum, ornamental trees, the spruces, ornamental flowering trees, escaped trees, ornamental pears, protected land, maple syrup, and Christmas tree farming.
are also excellent selections for winter interest, with their glossy persistent leaves.
Vegetation at this locality was dominated by broadleaf evergreens
. The place was humid subtropical forest in the Holdridge system of life zones (Tosi and Hartshorn, 1978).
It is a drought-tolerant evergreen with blue foliage, creating a billowy, blue, evergreen carpet that persists year-round and grows up to three feet tall.Camellias are one of the more exotic showy, flowering, broadleaf evergreens
. Hardy hybrids do quite well in woodland and sun if in protected locations.
accept about a 5 percent to 10 percent reduction in growth.
Sean Hogan of Cistus Design and Nursery in Portland will speak on "Broadleaf Evergreens
and Other Plants for Winter Interest in the Garden" at the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.