Bright golds and silvery blues belie the name “evergreen,” as does variegated foliage with splashes and stripes of white or yellow. Skilled gardeners use seasonal color changes—such as contrasting new growth and winter bronzing—as well as the broad and varied assortment of textures to complement or contrast existing plants.
All three of these varieties tolerate partial shade.
Top left: Hiba arborvitae (Thujopsis dolabrata ‘Variegata’).
Bottom left and right: Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Verdon’ and ‘Tsatsumi Gold’).