GARDEN, from Page 29
•Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) — A native broadleaf, evergreen plant, it can reach 8 feet in shade, but it will grow well and more compact in sun.
Glossy, green leaves, red new growth and new stems — a very handsome plant.
Birds rely on the fruit in winter.
•Mexican orange (Choisya ternate) — A broadleaf evergreen with a large, round habit, it can reach 6 to 8 feet tall and wide but can be pruned easily.
Fragrant white flowers almost all year long if sited in full sun.
It attracts bees.
•Camellia ‘Yuletide’ — A broadleaf evergreen, it has red flowers with yellow stamens. It can reach 4 to 6 feet.
This camellia blooms in late November and is good for hummingbirds.
•Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) — A nitrogen-fixing broadleaf, evergreen shrub that good for breaking up clay soils.
•Spaan’s dwarf (Pinus contorta ‘Spaan’s Dwarf’) — This conifer shrub may reach 3 feet high and 4 feet wide in 10 years.
For more evergreen plants suitable for urban gardens, visit Seattle Tilth’s web-site: seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/ almanac/december/plant-a-garden-for-winter-bouquets-and-wreaths.
For the effects of trees on stormwater, visit the Puget Sound Partnership’s Resource Center: www.psparchives.com/publications.
For ideas about landscape design for wildlife, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Living with Wildlife webpage: wdfw. wa.gov/living/landscaping/.
SHERI HINSHAW is an educator with Seattle Tilth’s Garden Hotline (www.seattletilth.org).