This genus includes different species: eastern arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata), to name a few. Both are lush and dense.
Whether rounded or upright, this shrub has yellow-green clustered flowers throughout the year or during spring. Unlike the Mediterranean bay laurel, it is endemic to Southern Oregon. Its leaves have a sharper flavor than the former.
Another dense pyramidal shrub is the false cypress, a conifer related to cypresses. Although it has discreet fruits and flowers, it is an ideal pest-resistant and ornamental plant.
Hobblebush has arching multi-stems and fragrant white blossoms from spring until summer. Likewise, it is a versatile plant for streams, borders, and slopes. It can also resist seasonal downpours and disease and deer problems.
Although it is widely prevalent in the European mountains, plant enthusiasts usually cultivate the dwarf mugo. Aside from the needle-like leaves, this conifer also forms light-colored shoots at its apex.
The Oregon grape is Oregon's state flower. If you want a shrub that requires minimum care, propagate it using cuttings or seeds. It will need mulch and fertilizer occasionally.
(Photinia x fraseri)
Photinia is best to cultivate in fall or spring. Likewise, pruning it every year promotes better airflow. It has red-green oval leaves as it matures. Meanwhile, it has bundles of white flowers towards the end of March.
Even though camellia types are native to Japan and China, missionaries introduced them to other continents. Compared to the Japanese camellia, sasanqua has a steady growth. Moreover, you can opt for the hybrid of the two to enjoy their strengths.
With blue-green foliage, this species is the most slender juniper. The spacing between the conifers must be at least 2 and 1/2 feet to propagate in a row.
Among the quick-growing shrubs on the list, wax myrtle or bayberry has a low-key green flowering. Although it is stable and disease-resistant, people can easily break its branches. In addition to the ornamental purpose, it comes in handy in candle-making and alternative medicine.
Also known as small or Ocala anise, it is a prominent plant in Florida. Raise anise as a hedge, or espalier with 36 to 60 inches spacing. Moreover, it resists infection and dryness. Its yellow-green flowers bloom in summer.