DRAWING AN EVERGREEN PLANT SYMBOL
There are two types of evergreen plants: needle (very narrow, pointy leaves like conifers) and broadleaf (wider leaves like rhododendrons). Where I live, needle evergreens are more common so I tend to draw plant symbols that look more "pointy", but if you have more broadleaf evergreens, create a softer symbol that best represents those.
Follow the steps below and take a look at the above video to draw your own evergreen plant symbols.
1. Lightly draw a circle to the mature width of the plant (use a circle template or some coins).
2. Draw a pattern on top of the circle that you feel best represents your evergreen plant - is it needle-leafed (pointy) or broadleaf (rounded)? The last plant I draw in the video is an example of a broadleaf evergreen.
3. If grouping multiple plants only add texture to the outside of the group (no need for lines on the inside). This will emphasize the mass rather than individual plants.
4. Place a dot (existing) or cross-hair (proposed...think of it as "plus one") in the middle. Some designers flip these....but whatever you do, just be consistent!
5. Now you have some awesome evergreen plants in plan view!