What Are Weeping Evergreens?


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Weeping evergreens are plants that have green foliage throughout the year. They also have branches that droop to the ground as they grow. These plants are often grown as ornamentals by gardeners and home owners.

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An example of a weeping evergreen is the weeping blue Atlas cedar. It is a conifer with branches that twist and spread wide over the ground. Although the trunk can grow as tall as 20 feet, its branches droop downward as they grow. Most trees are 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

Not all evergreens are conifers; the peppermint tree of Australia is an example of a weeping evergreen that has broad, flat leaves rather than coniferous needles. Like the weeping cedar, its branches droop dramatically and provide a good source of shade.

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