The home gardener includes numerous flowering evergreen plants to select from. These plants provide lush greenery year-round for your landscape, and they dash your lawn with shade when they’re in bloom.
The Showy, Fragrant Flowers of Acacia Trees
There are many varieties of this acacia tree. These evergreen trees produce showy, fragrant blossoms and make decent privacy screens. Wright acacia (A. wrightii), also called catclaw acacia, has white flowers in summer and grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 11. Weeping acacia, also called weeping myall, has yellow blossoms in spring and grows in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. Frost acacia (A. pruinosa) and knife acacia (A. cultriformis) have yellow flowers in winter or spring and grow in USDA hardiness zones 9 and 10. (Ref 1)
White-Flowering Yucca Plants
In the landscape, yucca plants, also known as Adam’s needle, are perfect perennials for full-sun regions of your home with deep soil. “Garland’s Gold” and “Sapphire Skies” (Y. rostra) bear white flowers in mid- to late summer and grow in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9. The former has green-and-yellow-striped leaves and the latter includes blue leaves. “Color Guard” (Y. filamentosa) and “Bright Edge” (Y. filamentosa) bear white flowers in mid- to late summer and grow in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9. The former has leaves with stripes in numerous colors of green and yellow, while the latter includes deep green-and-yellow stripes. (Ref 2,3,4,5)
Hibiscus Bushes using Showy Pink Flowers
Hibiscus bushes make fantastic privacy screens, and these varieties produce showy, fragrant, pink flowers in summer and keep their leaf throughout the year. Chinese hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis), “Kona” and “Agnes-Galt” all develop in USDA hardiness zones 10 through 12. The Oriental hibiscus bush, also called tropical hibiscus, can be accessible with peach, pink, crimson, yellow or white flowers.
Some fruiting trees provide evergreen foliage along with their beautiful, fragrant flowers. Champagne loquat (Eriobotrya japonica “Champagne”) begets white flowers in fall that yield loads of fruit in spring and grows in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10. Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulate) produces white flowers in spring that turn into plenty of fruit in fall or winter and grows in USDA hardiness zone 10. Pineapple guava (Acca sellowiana), also known as feijoa, begets crimson, pink or purple flowers in spring that turn into fruit in fall or winter and grows in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10.
There are so many evergreen flowering plants, it is not feasible to list them all. Additional plants include drought-tolerant yarrow (Achillea), groundcover manzanita (Arctostaphylos “Emerald Carpet”), shade-loving clivia (C. miniata) and the lilac vine (Hardenbergia comptoniana or H. violacea).