TREES & EVERGREENS

Evergreens

Evergreen trees offer year around color in your landscape. Most, but not all, evergreens appear about the same color in deep winter or in summer heat.

They are versatile and some can be used as specimens, some more for hedges, and others are commonly sought after for privacy screens.

*Always call for availability as these items tend to sell fast and in large amounts.

Not sure which is best for you?  Scroll below to learn more about each variety.

Leyland Cypress

Full Sun. Fast Growing.  (Approx. 2-3 feet a Year with Optimal Weather and Pruning Conditions)
  • Deer Resistant
  • Natural pyramidal shape.
  • Grows upright with a strong and sturdy trunk

Prune to promote fullness.

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Green Giant Arborviate

Highly Recommended By Our Staff. Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Deer resistant
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Low maintenance

Prune to promote fullness

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Emerald Green Arborvitae

Dark and Lush Green
  • Grows tall and narrow
  • Great for narrow planting beds or for privacy
  • Can be planted close

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Norways

The Norway spruce grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.
  • Deer resistant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ideal windbreaker

Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Blue Spruce

Assorted varieties

The blue spruce is one of the most commonly recognized evergreens available due to its tones of silvery blue-green needles, This conifer produces pine cones and has a very appealing conical shape, making it a great landscaping focal point.

  • Deer resistant
  • Good option for a windbreak
  • Adapts well to a variety of soils
  • Variations in coloring, height and width depending upon cultivar.
  • Pines

    Assorted varieties

    Pines are sun loving conifers, a tree that bears cones. These conifers are considered evergreen, which means that they keep their needles for at least two years. As the older needles fall, new ones are ready to grow in their place.

  • Fast-growing to slow growing depending on cultivar ​
  • Prefers sun to partial shade.
  • ​Provides excellent screen and windbreak.
  • Can handle Acidic, Drought-tolerant, Moist, and Well-drained, soils.
  • Hardy for this zone
  • Privet

    Varying heights available

    California Privet Shrubs are semi-evergreen shrubs that are commonly used for shrub hedges and privacy hedges. The oval shaped dark green leaves are particularly appealing.

  • Plant 4-5 feet apart ​
  • 10-15 feet tall at maturity.
  • ​Does best in full to partial sunlight
  • Fast growing
  • Hardy for this zone
  • Small white flowers appear in late spring to early summer
  • Skip Laurel

    Varying heights available

    The main appeal is the skip laurels dense glossy green foliage that prunes well, making an easy hedge or privacy screen .

  • Deer resistant​
  • Drought tolerant
  • ​Can handle sun or shade
  • 10-18 feet tall at maturity
  • Hardy for this zone
  • Tiny white, candle-like flowers in spring.
  • Red berries in autumn and winter
  • Shaped Topiaries

    Assorted Varieties and Sizes

    A topiary is a shrub or tree pruned or sheared into an attractive shape. Plants like the holly, juniper, pine, alberta spruce, arborvitae and boxwood possess attributes that make for excellent choices for a topiary. Common shapes include but are not limited to spirals, poodles, pom poms and standards (tree form)

  • Sometimes require a high level of maintenance​ to keep shape
  • Unique and appealing specimen
  • ​Pricier due to high level of training and/or maintenance
  • Weeping Specialty Evergreens

    Assorted Varieties and Sizes

    These unique specimens can always be found littered around our yard in the month of May. Options may include but are not limited to varieties of Weeping White Pine, Weeping blue spruce, Weeping Alaskan Cedar, Weeping Hemlock, and Weeping Blue Atlas.

  • May require some maintenance​ to train shape
  • Usually prefer sun
  • ​Appealing unique form
  • ​Specimen
  • ​Slow growing varieties may become available
  • ​*While supplies last.
  • Southern Magnolia

    Assorted Varieties and Sizes

    A quintessential southern tree known primarily for its large, creamy white and very fragrant flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Marginally hardy
  • Shiny green leaves
  • ​Protect from winter winds
  • ​Grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.
  • ​Shallow and wide-spreading root system
  • ​ Better placed in landscaping rather than along a street
  • There are a lot of options as far as evergreen trees that can be used as a natural privacy barrier, or alone as a specimen. The three most popular and cost effective are the LEYLAND CYPRESS, GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE and EMERALD GREEN ARBORVITAE.  Although the latter two are both Thujas, they differ greatly in appearance.

    Basic Info

    Leyland Cypress

    Hardiness Zones 6-10, best in sun, tough, cold hardy, can survive in poor soil, fast growing, plant 5 or more feet apart for a solid fence. Plant further to maintain conical shape towards top.

    Green Giant Arborvitae

    Hardiness Zones 5-9, can handle more snow and ice than the others,  light, feathery foliage, can survive in poor soil, not ideal for salt,  fast growing, can handle sun or shade, plant five feet or more for a solid fence or further to maintain conical shape.

    Emerald Green Arborviate

    Hardiness Zones 3- 8, can handle extremely cold temperatures, can survive in poor soil, medium growing, bright green foliage, plant two-three feet or more apart for a solid fence.

    Size

    In this zone, Leylands and Green Giants have been known to get to 20-35 feet in time.  They also can grow between 10-15 feet wide so if you have ground to cover, these are a better option.  They are fast growing, usually growing about 2- 3 feet a year depending on growing conditions and faster in warmer zones.  Emerald Green Arborvitaes stay slender at about 4’ wide and shorter than the others at around 10-15 feet tall.

    Appearance

    Leylands

    Thick and dense dark green with an upright pyramidal shape (when properly maintained over time)  Can get leggy if not pruned.

    Green Giant Arborvitae

    Thick and dense rich green with a pyramidal shape  (when properly maintained over time)  Can become thin if not pruned.

    Emerald Green Arborvitae

    Brighter green than their cousin,  columnar in shape, narrowing towards the top.

    Deer Resistance

    In recent years, Green Giants and Leylands have skyrocketed in popularity simply due to the high deer resistance rating.  However, an area highly populated with deer may find they occasionally snack on them, too! Deer resistant does not equal deer proof.

    Emerald Green Arborvitaes are not deer resistant.  Because of this in certain areas they often end up taking on the shape of a lollipop (bare on the bottom) in areas with deer as they tend to snack as high as they can reach!   These trees are perfect in a fenced yard because they don't get too wide.

    Not sure if you have a deer problem in your area? On your next drive around your neighborhood keep an eye around for these slender trees!  Their damage level can give you a good idea!

    Sizing Information

    According to both the ANLA Standard and customary nursery practice, a plant properly belongs in a particular size category (e.g., 2 - 3’ ht.) if it has reached the minimum size for the category (e.g., 2’ ht.) and has not yet reached the maximum size (3’).

    Thus, a 24-35” tall plant would be described as 2 -3’ or 3' in size. (Please note that the rootball and container are not counted in measuring plant height.)

    Many container plants are sold by either their measurement size or container size (e.g., 1, 2, 5 gal.), or both. Most but not all evergreens mentioned are commonly graded by height. Pricing increases, sometimes greatly, when moving up a size range due to the availability, need for additional pruning, fertilization and water, and increased shipping costs. Smaller sizes ie 1-2' are not available as careful growing conditions are required to build a strong plant with a defined central leader.

    Trees

    We grow many of our own trees!

    Some trees are able to be grown in containers and can range from 5-9' depending on variety.  Others are optimal when field grown, then are fresh dug and 'balled and burlapped', commonly referred to as B&B.

    Clump River Birch

    ​Fast Growing Ornamental Tree

    Large tree gets to be 40 feet tall so excellent in a large landscape to fill up space and add grace and beauty

    • Multi-stemmed shade tree
    • Wet site tolerant and great for high water table
    • Uniquely textured bark is really noticeable in the winter!

    We suggest landscape lighting on this beauty!

    Maple

    ​Maples work well as shade, street, and specimen trees

    Some varieties are not stored on site so please cal for further information
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Known for their fantastic fall color.

    Weeping Cherry

    Ornamental weeping cherry trees have slender and flexible branches lead them to gracefully weep, sometimes almost touching the ground or shorter depending upon pruning preference.

    Most popular tree of the moment.

    Dramatic spring blooms

    Ornamental Plum Tree

    ​Classified as an ornamental, the plum tree does not produce fruit.

    After its colorful transition from pinkish-white flowers to red leaves to purple foliage, it flashes another shade of red with its tiny fruits while retaining its rich purple foliage through fall!

    Ornamental Flowering Pear Tree

    ​Often preferred for their showy flowers during the spring and their striking leaf color as the weather cools.

    Autumn turns the leaves into red, bronze and purple hues. They are easily spotted in the landscape due their erect habit and rounded shape.

    Ornamental Flowering Cherry Tree

    ​ Nothing says spring like the bursting of cherry blossoms. When a cherry blossom tree is in full bloom, it's hard to not notice. We often have several varieties at any moment to choose from. Each variety having very small differences in shade of flower, branching structure, starting bloom time and overal size from another.

    With the arrival of fall, the foliage changes color as leaves turn gold or bronze adding another layer of interest to this already stunning tree.

    Flowering Dogwood

    ​ Dogwood trees are a favorite ornamental tree thanks to their modest size and four-season appeal. In spring, it produces an array of star-like blooms in varying colors depending on the variety. In summer, its canopy of layered branches provides shade and add to its beauty. In fall, it offers spectacular bright color, again color depending on the variety. Even in winter, this tree has appeal with bark that resembles the skin of an alligator.

    Two species to chose from- Cornus kousa and Cornus florida - that behave quite differently, with florida flowering first before the emergence of foliage.

    Redbud

    ​The hot tree of the moment. Redbuds have a unique look with clusters of tiny magenta buds that swell into showy rosy pink flowers in early spring before the leaves appear. These tiny buds appear to emerge right from the bark of branches. The long-lasting blossoms putting on a show for about two to three weeks.

    Another note worthy trait of this well loved tree is their unique heart-shaped leaves that range from 2 to 6 inches in length. Depending on the variety, leaves emerge green or purple, and then change color again in autumn.

    Oak

  • These large growing shade trees are great for open areas.
  • Usually stored off site so please call for further information.
  • Japanese Maple

    ​Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their large variety of sizes, attractive forms, leaf shapes, and spectacular colors. Japanese maples need well drained soil and very hardy to this zone.

    Fall color varies from orange to yellow to red to purple depending on species and doesn't disappoint.

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