Evergreen plants are an essential part of any garden - they offer structure, form and interest, especially in winter, and act as a foil for the colourful flowers of annuals and perennials.
Find out how to plant a flowering evergreen shrub.
Many evergreen perennials and shrubs are suitable for growing in a shady spot, either in part or full shade.
Here are our top picks of stunning evergreen plants for shade.
Phillyrea angustifolia is a robust plant that eventually grows into a large shrub. Like box, it makes great topiary and can be clipped to form hedges or topiary shapes. Grow in partial shade rather than full shade and be sure to carry out any pruning and clipping over summer, so new growth has time to harden off before winter.