It’s always nice to have trees in the landscape. It’s extra nice to have trees that don’t lose their foliage in the winter and remain bright all year long. Keep reading to learn more about growing evergreen trees in zone 9 and selecting zone 9 trees that are evergreen.
Popular Zone 9 Evergreen Trees
Here are some good zone 9 evergreen tree varieties:
Privet – Extremely popular in hedges because of its fast growth and neat shape, privet is an exceptional choice for the zone 9 landscape.
Pine – A very broad range of trees, pines tend to be evergreen and many are hardy in zone 9. Some good zone 9 evergreen varieties of pines are:
- Short Leaf
- Southern Yellow
- Japanese Black
Cedar – Cedars are usually tall, narrow trees that are very drought resistant. Some good varieties for zone 9 include:
- Coastal White
- Dwarf Japanese
- Top Point
Cypress – Usually tall, slender trees that work well planted in a line for privacy screens, good choices for zone 9 cypress include:
Holly – An evergreen tree that is low maintenance and often keeps its attractive berries through winter, good zone 9 hollies include:
Tea Olive – A wonderful smelling plant that produces fragrant white flowers and can grow to 20 feet in height (6 m.), the tea olive is hands down a top choice for the landscape.
Juniper – Drought tolerant, low maintenance trees that come in all shapes and sizes, you can’t go wrong with junipers. Good zone 9 varieties are:
- Wichita Blue
- Eastern Red
- Dwarf Irish
Palm – Palms are excellent trees for warm climates. A few good evergreen zone 9 options are:
- Pygmy Date
- Mexican Fan