Buxus sempervirens (Common Box)
A large, but extremely slow-growing, evergreen shrub. The small, glossy oval leaves form a dense mass, with inconspicuous, yellowish flowers in late spring.
Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire' (Japanese Spindle)
A compact, strongly upright, evergreen shrub with small, oval, glossy dark green leaves, bright green when young. Small, insignificant green flowers in summer are occasionally followed by fruit in autumn.
Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' (Holly)
A broadly conical, female evergreen shrub or small tree with almost spineless, glossy, dark green leaves. White flowers in late spring & early summer followed by bright red berries in autumn & winter.
Ilex crenata 'Convexa' (Japanese Holly)
A small, bushy evergreen shrub with small, glossy, mid-green, convex leaves. In spring and summer it bears small, dull white flowers, followed, in autumn, by black berries.
Ilex crenata 'Glory Gem' (Japanese Holly)
A small, dense, bushy evergreen shrub with small, glossy, mid-green leaves. In spring and summer it bears small white flowers, followed, in autumn, by black berries. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).
Ilex crenata 'Kinme' (Japanese Holly)
A very slow-growing, compact, dense, evergreen shrub with tiny, dark green leaves. Bright, light green new growth in spring.
Ilex crenata (Box-Leaved Holly)
A dense, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with ovate to elliptic, shallowly scalloped, glossy, dark green leaves and tiny, white flowers in summer followed by spherical, glossy, black fruit on female plants.
Ilex mutchagara 'Nellie R. Stevens'
A fast-growing evergreen shrub with toothed, dark green leaves and large crops of bright red berries during the winter. Self-pollinating. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Maid' (Blue Holly)
A vigorous, conical, evergreen shrub or small tree with oval, glossy, spiny, dark blue-green leaves and clusters of insignificant, white flowers in spring followed by bright red fruit. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' (Blue Holly)
A vigorous, dense, evergreen shrub that has oval, glossy, spiny, dark blue-green foliage, and purple-green young branches. Produces an abundance of red berries in autumn and winter. Female.
Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)
A large, evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic, evergreen leaves. Its leaves can be used to flavour cooking but should be discarded rather than consumed.
Ligustrum jonandrum (Privet)
An evergreen, rounded shrub with dark green foliage and creamy white flowers throughout spring. It produces small, black berries in autumn.
Lonicera nitida 'Tidy Tips' (Box Honeysuckle)
A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with tiny, ovate, glossy, mid-green leaves, flushed red in autumn and winter, and insignificant white flowers in spring followed by sparsely produced, purple-black fruit.
Olea europaea 'Frangivento' (Olive)
An upright, conical, frost hardy, evergreen tree with leathery, grey-green leaves, paler beneath, and panicles of tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in early summer followed by green fruit ripening dark purple.
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Midget'
A compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with oval, glossy, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, small, fragrant, purple-brown flowers. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 75cm (2.5ft).
Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' (Portugal Laurel)
A dense, bushy, conical, slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with red-stalked, glossy, dark green leaves and cup-shaped, fragrant, white flowers in early summer followed by cherry-like, red fruit that ripens black.