Best evergreen plants for pots If you might be searching for a drought-tolerant, lengthy-lived evergreen tree that provides interest in autumn and winter, consider planting eastern redcedar ( Juniperus virginiana). Not a true cedar as the typical title implies, this evergreen tree belongs to the juniper genus &, like other cultivated junipers, has coarse-textured needles. Midwestern and Great Lakes landscapes are usually planted with the black hills spruce or the fast-lived Colorado blue spruce. This native evergreen is a a lot better selection for householders because of its sturdiness, interesting berrylike seed cones, drought tolerance and dense, upright conical form.
Juniperus virginiana, with berrylike seed cones, provides an exclamation point to easterrn North American gardens.