En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Sunday - July 27, 2008

From: Newport, RI
Region: Northeast
Topic: Shrubs
Title: Small evergreen plants in Rhode Island
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Please name a few small flowering evergreen plants. Thanks.

ANSWER:

Mr. Smarty Plants assumes you want these to be natives of Rhode Island. Here are a few in the Family Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family) that are only a few inches tall:

Chimaphila maculata (striped prince's pine)

Chimaphila umbellata (pipsissewa)

Orthilia secunda (sidebells wintergreen)

Moneses uniflora (single delight)

Pyrola americana (American wintergreen)

Pyrola asarifolia (liverleaf wintergreen)

Pyrola chlorantha (greenflowered wintergreen)

Pyrola elliptica (waxflower shinleaf)

Other evergreens not in the wintergreen family:

From the Family Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Mitchella repens (partridgeberry)

From the Family Ericaceae (Heath Family). Some of these can reach 3 feet.

Gaultheria procumbens (eastern teaberry)

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (kinnikinnick)

Andromeda polifolia (bog rosemary)

Chamaedaphne calyculata (leatherleaf)

Epigaea repens (trailing arbutus)

Gaultheria hispidula (creeping snowberry) and photos and more information


Chimaphila maculata

Chimaphila umbellata

Orthilia secunda

Moneses uniflora

Pyrola americana

Pyrola asarifolia

Pyrola chlorantha

Pyrola elliptica

Mitchella repens

Gaultheria procumbens

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Andromeda polifolia

Chamaedaphne calyculata

Epigaea repens

 

 

 

More Shrubs Questions

Planting dogwood in Baytown TX
April 23, 2010 - I live in Baytown Texas and was wondering if this would be a good area to plant a dogwood tree?
view the full question and answer

Care for California lilacs from Portland OR
January 16, 2014 - Hi There, We live in the Portland Oregon area, so temps are moderate and winters are wet. We have several California Lilacs that are about 7ft in height and have created the perfect screen. Love th...
view the full question and answer

Salt tolerant plants for Long Beach
May 12, 2013 - When Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach, it has killed all my plants and now almost all of Long Beach is left with dead dried brown vegetation. I want to replant front with bushes and flowers. What woul...
view the full question and answer

Difference beteen two non-native photinias from Nashville TN
June 07, 2013 - What is the difference between red tip phontinias and fireball phontinias. I read that fireballs are also called red tips but I thought that red tips grow to like 12 ft. and the tag on the fireball I...
view the full question and answer

Managing a wet area in Austin
November 18, 2013 - I suspect that my backyard lies at the very top of a creek watershed. However, all of the water flowing through it gets blocked by a solid stone wall. Whenever we get a significant rain event, part ...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center