Properly selected deciduous trees will not only beautify the garden in summer, they will also do well this winter

A beautiful and well-groomed garden doesn’t have to be a priority only in the summer months. In winter, evergreens are ideal. These include not only coniferous trees, but also deciduous trees that do not fall over. This will keep the garden looking tidy all year round. What are the most popular evergreen deciduous plants?

Green wintergreen

A evergreen shrub that grows up to 3 m tall. It tolerates cutting and shaping perfectly, which is why it is often made into hedges or natural sculptures. It has fine and glossy leaves, can grow in sun or shade, and is also drought resistant.


A very popular plant whose shoots grow up to 30 m tall. The leaves are dark green, glossy and leathery. It grows best in shade. It is ideal for fence planting or as a cover plant for walls.



A low evergreen shrub that grows up to 30 cm in height. It has leathery, dark green leaves. It is decorated with purple-blue flowers from May to September.

Scarlet Hawthorn

A shrub that, even in winter, is decorated with small berries of intense yellow, orange or red. The leaves are dark green, turn brown during frosty winters, and sometimes fall off. It is best planted in a warm, sunny and sheltered place.

Mahonia holly

This shrub has dark green, glossy, leathery leaves that turn reddish-brown in autumn. Mahogany flowers appear in spring, and in summer the plant is full of dark blue berries. Mahonia thrives best in a lightly shaded and less windy location.

Japanese rue

A evergreen shrub that performs perfectly as a cover plant. It grows up to 20 cm tall and has dark green, glossy leaves that form a green “carpet.” Runiana is best grown in shady, moist locations. It is suitable for planting under trees.



A deciduous shrub with dark green leathery leaves. There are several varieties – some have good resistance to multistage frosts and each has a distinctive flower colour. Rhododendron flowers profusely in spring.