Zone 5 evergreens?

Asked February 13, 2019, 11:35 AM EST

We live in Castle Rock and are tryingto find evergreens that look great in winter.

We have planted blue spruce, columnar blue spruce, globe blue spruce, muhgo pine, Austrian pine, and icy blue juniper that look great.

We planted blue prince and princess holly that I think will be ok but the sudden drop to 8 degrees last fall hurt them.

We planted coral beauty cotoneaster because it was supposedly evergreen but doesnt seem to be.

We are considering buffalo juniper. Do you have a list of evergreens that do well and maintain good winter color and appearance?

We are particularly interested in what broadleaf evergreens still look great in the winter?

Thank you

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I am sorry for the delay in getting you a response. Here is a Colorado Extension article with suggestions for your landscape:

You will need to check the USDA zones for them (although the low temperature is typically also listed on the plant tag at the nursery or garden store). If you have other questions, I suggest you contact your county Extension office directly; their information is here:

Good luck!