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Here we have compiled a page listing of our most commonly used evergreen varieties for use in privacy screens, borders, and windbreaks. Anything from Arborvitae ( Thuja ) and Cypress, to Spruces, Juniper, and others. Each of these varieties are time tested, and have proven themselves to be excellent choices for privacy screen, border, or windbreak use. For those customers who have particular size specifications or restrictions which limit the mature size of their screen or windbreak, we have conveniently divided this category into two sub-categories :

1) Larger, full sized selections

2) Slender, narrow, columnar selections.

So if you know that your requirements fall into one of these areas, you can simply choose one of the sub-categories at the top of this page. We truly hope that these sub-categories & pages help you in selecting just the right product for your particular project.


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Blue Cone Arborvitae Blue Cone Arborvitae Daniellow Golden Spire Arborvitae Thuja Degroots Spire Aborvitae/Thuja

Very good winter color, with foliage displayed on vertical fanlike branches. Good growth rate & hardiness.


Good screening choice for areas with high heat & humidity. Keeps good green color with lots of cones.


Very nice medium sized, columnar, narrow Arborvitae. Excellent golden yellow color year round.


Excellent narrow evergreen choice. makes a really good substitute for Italian Cypress in cold areas.

Degroots Spire Arborvitae/Thuja Elegantissima Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Elegantissima Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Emerald Green Arborvitae Thuja

Absolutely gorgeous Arborvitae variety - this size is very nice but only available once or twice per year.


Slightly uncommon variety of Arborvitae, but very nice. Good pyramidal shape featuring green foliage tipped in gold.


Slightly uncommon variety of Arborvitae, but very nice. Good pyramidal shape featuring green foliage tipped in gold.


One of the most popular narrow upright Arborvitae varieties in existence! A favorite for privacy screens.

Emerald Green Arborvitae/Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae /Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae /Thuja Green Splendor Arborvitae/Thuja

One of the most popular narrow upright Arborvitae varieties in existence! A favorite for privacy screens.


ONE OF OUR TOP SELLERS EVERY YEAR

Green Giant Arborvitae ( Thuja ) is a very vigorous growing arborvitae - fastest growing of all the arbs. Nice pyramidal shape with dense, rich green foliage that has a graceful fernlike texture. Great for privacy screens and borders.






VERY POPULAR - FAST GROWING !!


Green Giant Arborvitae ( Thuja ) is a very vigorous growing arborvitae - fastest growing of all the arbs. Nice pyramidal shape with dense, rich green foliage that has a graceful fernlike texture. Great for privacy screens and borders.





FAST GROWING - GOOD PRIVACY SCREEN CHOICE

Green Splendor Arborvitae has nice dark green foliage year round with fast growth. Pyramidal habit and makes a great privacy screen or border. Is a great alternative to Green Giant Arborvitae. This variety is one of our absolute favorites here at the nursery


Green Splendor Arborvitae/Thuja Holmstrup Arborvitae / Thuja Nigra Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Nigra Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja

BECOMING VERY POPULAR
- FAST GROWER

Green Splendor Arborvitae has nice dark green foliage year round with fast growth. Pyramidal habit and makes a great privacy screen or border. Is a great alternative to Green Giant Arborvitae.





VERY FORMAL PYRAMIDAL GROWTH HABIT


Holmstrup Arborvitae is a mid sized pyramidal shaped thuja with excellent dark green foliage. Has slower growth than the much larger varieties, but makes a great choice for privacy screens, and borders where a lower mature height is needed.





GOOD COLD HARDY SCREEN CHOICE


Nigra Pyramidal Arborvitae is a very hardy arborvitae with dark green foliage that retains its color through the winter. Good growth rate, and excellent cold hardiness make it an excellent choice for screens, windbreaks, and borders in more northern & northeastern locations.





GOOD COLD HARDY SCREEN CHOICE


  Nigra Pyramidal Arborvitae is a very hardy arborvitae with dark green foliage that retains its color through the winter. Good Growth rate and excellent cold hardiness make it a perfect choice for screens, windbreaks, and border plantings in cooler climate locations.






Sunshine Arborvitae Thuja Techny Arborvitae/Thuja Techny Arborvitae/Thuja Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

VERY BRIGHTLY COLORED THUJA VARIETY WITH GOOD PYRAMIDAL GROWTH HABIT


Sunshine Arborvitae is a beautiful variety of Thuja plicata, or Western Red Cedar, with a broad pyramidal growth habit and very fine textured, dense, light yellow foliage. It is a great evergreen choice for a colorful accent, or excellent group planting.







GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO EMERALD GREEN

Techny Arborvitae/Thuja is a pyramidal evergreen arborvitae with outstanding dense green foliage. Good color retention, and excellent cold hardiness. Great choice for screens and hedge plantings.



LARGER SIZE - AVAILABLE ONCE OR TWICE PER YEAR

Techny Arborvitae/Thuja is a pyramidal evergreen arborvitae with outstanding dense green foliage. Good color retention, and excellent cold hardiness. Great choice for screens and hedge plantings. Year after year one of the top selling arborvitae we offer - very versatile, and responds very well to trimming.



ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ARBORVITAE !!

Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae has foliage that is a true 50/50 mix of dark emerald green and super bright golden yellow - green on the inner half, and golden on the outer half. When grown, this arborvitae is hard to beat as far as striking beauty goes.




Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata Canadian Hemlock
Canadian Hemlock / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95

STRONG STURDY TREES !!

  Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae has foliage that is a true 50/50 mix of dark emerald green and super bright golden yellow - green on the inner half, and golden on the outer half. When grown, this arborvitae is hard to beat as far as striking beauty goes.





TRULY UNIQUE FOLIAGE COLOR & PATTERN - FAST GROWER

Zebrina Arborvitae has a broad pyramidal growth habit with dark green foliage that is striped, or banded, with a golden yellow color. Color is generally displayed only at certain times of year, depending on temps & conditions - usually best in spring & mid fall. Fast growing tree that makes a good privacy screen choice, as well as a good choice for a group or specimen planting.





GOOD GROWTH RATE - VERY NICE SIZED TREES!!

Zebrina Arborvitae has a broad pyramidal growth habit with dark green foliage that is striped, or banded, with a golden yellow color. Color is generally displayed only at certain times of year, depending on temps & conditions - usually best in spring & mid fall. Fast growing tree that makes a good privacy screen choice, as well as a good choice for a group or specimen planting.





SOFT TEXTURED NEEDLE FOLIAGE - GREAT HEDGE, WINDBREAK, OR SCREEN


Often thought of as the most beautiful of all the evergreens, it has a very lacy, graceful growth with short, soft light green needles in spring - changing to glossy dark green. Does well in shadier locations. Responds very, very well to shearing, and can be used even as a nice dens evergreen hedge.




Canadian Hemlock Atlas Cedar Deodara Cedar Deodara Cedar
Canadian Hemlock / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95
Cedar - Atlas / Size 1
Our Price : $7.95
Cedar - Deodara / Size 1
Our Price : $6.95
Cedar - Deodara / Size 2
Our Price : $10.95

EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR A VARIETY OF LANDSCAPE USES - GREAT IN SHADE!!

Often thought of as the most beautiful of all the evergreens, it has a very lacy, graceful growth with short, soft light yellow-green needles in spring - changing to glossy dark green. Does well in shadier locations.





COMMONLY USED IN MANY COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPES


Atlas Cedar is a very stately, handsome variety of Cedar. Bluish green needles, and an open pyramidal growth habit give Atlas Cedar a very elegant look in many landscapes. A truly prized ornamental evergreen needled tree selection!!





VERY POPULAR LANDSCAPE CHOICE - VIBRANT COLOR

One of the most graceful looking of all the cedars with bright silver/blue needle color, and graceful, pendulous branches. Great as a specimen planting.





EXCELLENT STRONG TREES - POPULAR LANDSCAPE CHOICE FOR ORNAMENTAL USE

These trees are excellent sized young seedlings and well branched. Deodara cedar makes a great ornamental with good size when mature - also provides a nice color contrast with its silvery blue / green color.




Chamaecyparis pisifera Chamaecyparis pisifera Radicans Cryptomeria Radicans Cryptomeria

NICE LARGE EVERGREEN CONIFER - GOOD CHOICE FOR NATURAL SCREEN OR BARRIER


Chamaecyparis pisifera ( Sawara False Cypress ) is a very handsome landscape plant that is native to Japan. Has a very upright, pyramidal growth habit with reddish brown peeling bark. Very impressive evergreen with elegant fernlike foliage and outstanding green foliage





VERY VERY NICE STRONG TREES - DELICATE LOOK BUT VERY HARDY


Chamaecyparis pisifera ( Sawara False Cypress ) is a very handsome landscape plant that is native to Japan. Has a very upright, pyramidal growth habit with reddish brown peeling bark. Very impressive evergreen with elegant fernlike foliage and outstanding green foliage. Makes an excellent screen or windbreak.





NICE TREE FORM - SUPERIOR FOLIAGE COLOR

Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino', but with a little more of a bluish / darker green tone to the foliage. Excellent choice for specimen plantings, or for use as large screens & borders. One of our favorite large Cryptomeria cultivars.






NICE TALL YOUNG TREES

Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino', but with a little more of a bluish tone to the foliage. Excellent choice for specimen plantings, or for use as large screens & borders.



Yoshino Cryptomeria Yoshino Cryptomeria Arizona Blue Ice Cypress Blue Ice Arizona Cypress

GOOD TREE FORM - LOW MAINTENANCE

Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderately fast growing cryptomeria with a nice tall, pyramidal growth habit. Dark forest green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Very popular tree form for use in privacy screens, borders, windbreaks, etc.





VERY POPULAR CHOICE FOR SCREENS

  Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderately fast growing cryptomeria with a nice tall, pyramidal growth habit. Dark forest green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Good growth rate.


VERY POPULAR ACCENT TREE WITH GOOD NEEDLE COLOR


A conical conifer growing to a height of 30-50 ft with a spread of 15-20 ft. It has smooth, flaking reddish purple bark and upright, spirally arranged sprays of scalelike, aromatic, glaucous blue-gray leaves/needles that are flecked with white resin.






BEAUTIFUL TREES - GREAT COLOR!!

Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is a conical conifer growing to a height of 30-50 ft with a spread of 15-20 ft. It has smooth, flaking reddish purple bark and upright, spirally arranged sprays of scalelike, aromatic, glaucous blue-gray leaves/needles that are flecked with white resin.





Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Douglas Fir Douglas Fir
Fir - Douglas / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Fir - Douglas / Size 2
Our Price : $9.75

VERY FAST GROWING - GOOD FOR SCREENS & WINDBREAKS

Conical conifer with a broad pyramidal shape. Grows slightly taller, and much faster than "Blue Ice". Same reddish purple flaky bark with spirally arranged blue-silver, glaucous sprays of leaves/needles. Foliage is very aromatic when rubbed against, or cut. Originally developed by Clemson University.





VERY FAST GROWING TREES - AWESOME COLOR & DENSITY

Conical conifer. Grows slightly taller, and a little faster than "Blue Ice". Same reddish purple flaky bark with spirally arranged blue-silver, glaucous sprays of leaves/needles. These trees are hard to beat for a fast, thick screen or windbreak...........but do tend to prefer warmer climates.





NICE STURDY TREES - GOOD GROWTH RATE


Has short, soft blue-green needles. Also makes a very popular Christmas tree because of its color, symmetry, and needle retention. Also makes a great windbreak or privacy screen.


WELL DEVELOPED STURDY TREES


Has short, soft blue-green needles. Also makes a very popular Christmas tree because of its color, symmetry, and needle retention. Good growth rate and excellent hardiness makes it a good choice for privacy screens or large windbreaks. Holds up rather well in a wide range of conditions.




Korean Fir Abies koreana Nellie Stevens Holly Sky Pencil Holly / Ilex Blue Point Juniper
Fir - Korean / Size 1
Our Price : $12.95

MAKES A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN PLANTING - NICE NEEDLE COLOR


A staggeringly beautiful tree when mature, this conifer's most notable characteristic has to be its violet / purple....almost blue cones. Needles are a nice bright green with a bright white underside. Very hard variety to find for sale at a reasonable price.





LARGE SHINY DARK GREEN FOLIAGE - RED BERRIES

Has a broad, pyramidal growth habit with lustrous, dark green leaves with 2 or 3 teeth on each side. One of the faster growing hollies, as well as one of the heaviest fruiters. Very popular choice for use as a moderately sized privacy screen, or border - easy to grow!!





GREAT LOW MAINTENANCE EVERGREEN FOR TALL NARROW BORDERS & SCREENS
ALSO HAS A GREAT FORMAL LOOK!!


Tall slender, columnar growth with minimal trimming or maintenance is one of the major distinguishing features of Sky Pencil Holly. Nice green evergreen foliage year round make this holly variety a great choice for privacy screens, borders, and hedges in areas where width is limited. This holly does NOT produce berries, or have the pointy, prickly type of foliage associated with most holly varieties.






VERY POPULAR UPRIGHT JUNIPER VARIETY

Blue Point Juniper is a very hardy, fast growing upright juniper with a very pyramidal, columnar growth habit. Dense blue / green foliage all year round. Great for privacy screens, & borders. Can also be trimmed & sculpted into various topiaries and shapes due to the extremely dense, stiff foliage.




Blue Point Juniper Hetzi Columnar Juniper Hetzi Columnar Juniper Moonglow Juniper

VERY POPULAR UPRIGHT JUNIPER VARIETY

Blue Point Juniper is a very hardy, fast growing upright juniper with a very pyramidal, columnar growth habit. Dense blue / green foliage all year round. Great for privacy screens, & borders.





GOOD HARDY CHOICE FOR WINDBREAKS, SCREENS, ETC

Hetzi Columnar juniper is a very large, upright juniper cultivar with a very rigid, prickly feel to it. The foliage is a nice gray/green color - more green with a hint of gray to it. Good for use as a screen or windbreak. Good juniper berry producer.





GOOD HARDY CHOICE FOR WINDBREAKS, SCREENS, ETC

Hetzi Columnar juniper is a very large, upright juniper cultivar with a very rigid, prickly feel to it. The foliage is a nice gray/green color - more green with a hint of gray to it. Good for use as a screen or windbreak. Good juniper berry producer.


POPULAR UPRIGHT COLUMNAR SELECTION

Moonglow Juniper has very intense silvery blue foliage year round. Stunning color with an upright columnar to slightly pyramidal shape. Very popular choice for a colorful border, as well as accents. Especially good choice for areas in the midwest & Rocky Mountain regions.




Moonglow Juniper Skyrocket Juniper Skyrocket Juniper Spartan Juniper

NICE LARGER PLANT SIZE

Moonglow Juniper has very intense silvery blue foliage year round. Stunning color with an upright columnar to slightly pyramidal shape. Very popular choice for a colorful border, as well as accents. Especially good choice for areas in the midwest & Rocky Mountain regions.


ONE OF OUR TOP SELLERS

Skyrocket Juniper has a tall and extremely narrow, columnar growth habit with striking silvery blue foliage. Fast growing with lots of practical uses in landscape today. Makes a great choice for screens or border plantings in places where width restriction is a necessity.






SPECIAL OFFERING OF A LARGER SIZE OF ONE OF OUR TOP SELLING TREES!!

Skyrocket Juniper has a tall and extremely narrow, columnar growth habit with striking silvery blue foliage. Fast growing with lots of practical uses in landscape today. Makes a great choice for screens or border plantings in places where width restriction is a necessity. This is a SPECIAL OFFER on this variety - we normally do not grow or offer our Skyrockets in this larger size. They are NICE!!






GOOD NARROW COLUMNAR CHOICE

Spartan Juniper has a fast growing, dense, narrow columnar growth habit. Its foliage is a rich green all year around. Excellent choice for privacy screens and borders. One of our most popular selections year after year!!




Spartan Juniper Torulosa Juniper Torulosa Juniper Japanese Black Pine
Juniper - Spartan / Size 2
Our Price : $11.95

NICE CHOICE FOR SCREENS & BORDERS

Spartan Juniper has a fast growing, dense, narrow columnar growth habit. Its foliage is a rich green all year around. Excellent choice for privacy screens and borders.






EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE COLOR & GROWTH HABIT

Torulosa is a very unusual juniper with an upright, somewhat pyramidal shape. Its foliage is twisted in nature, and a wonderful bright emerald green color. Good growth rate, and brilliant green color year round - some of the best color retention through winter of any juniper. No two specimens are exactly alike!!





VERY NICE TREES - NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN THIS SIZE

Torulosa is a very unusual juniper with an upright, somewhat pyramidal shape. Its foliage is twisted in nature, and a wonderful bright emerald green color - even in winter. no two plants are exactly alike due to the intriguing growth habit of the contorted, upright branching.






EXTREMELY HARDY VARIETY - VERY ADAPTABLE


Japanese Black Pine has extremely dark green, dense needles. Tremendous salt tolerance, and great for coastal plantings, as well as bonsai use. A very popular landscape choice for areas with poor, rocky soils.






Japanese Black Pine Black Hills Spruce Black Hills Spruce Colorado Blue Spruce

VERY HARDY PINE VARIETY - EXCELLENT NEEDLE COLOR


Japanese Black Pine has extremely dark green, dense needles. Tremendous salt tolerance, and great for coastal plantings, as well as bonsai use. Great landscape choice as well for areas with poor, rocky soil or other challenging conditions.





EXCELLENT HARDINESS - GOOD BLUE / GREEN NEEDLE COLOR

Black Hills Spruce is one of the most tolerant of all the spruces. Can withstand wind, cold, drought, and crowding. Short, stiff, dark bluish green needles. Can thrive in areas where most other spruces would tend to fail, and can adapt to a rather wide range of soils.





SUPER STRONG, STURDY TREES !!

Black Hills Spruce is one of the most tolerant of all the spruces. Can withstand wind, cold, drought, and crowding. Short, stiff, dark bluish green needles. Makes a great screen or windbreak - but equally as beautiful and adapted to being a superior specimen planting.





EXTREMELY STRONG, STURDY HEALTHY TREES

Colorado Blue Spruce is a handsome evergreen tree with brilliant silvery blue needle foliage. One of the most widely seen spruces in landscape use today. Blue needled foliage color increases with maturity, and can be greatly enhanced by proper soil conditions & a regular fertilizing regimen.




Colorado Blue Spruce Norway Spruce Norway Spruce Oriental Spruce
Spruce - Norway / Size 1
Our Price : $5.75
Spruce - Norway / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95

STRONG, WELL BRANCHED TREES - VERY NICE

Colorado Blue Spruce is a handsome evergreen tree with brilliant silvery blue needle foliage. One of the most widely seen spruces in landscape use today. Blue needled foliage color increases with maturity, and can be greatly enhanced by proper soil conditions & a regular fertilizing regimen.





ONE OF THE HARDIEST, FASTEST GROWING SPRUCES AROUND!!!

Norway Spruce has stiff dark green needled foliage, with a very densely branched growth habit. A great evergreen tree for use in landscapes, and as windbreaks. Pyramidal shape with branches that droop gracefully with maturity. Very hardy - good growth rate, and extremely disease resistant.





VERY TOUGH HARDY SPRUCE - GREAT GREEN COLOR

Norway Spruce has stiff dark green needled foliage, with a very densely branched growth habit. A great evergreen tree for use in landscapes, and as windbreaks. Pyramidal shape with branches that droop gracefully with maturity.






WONDERFUL DARK GREEN FOLIAGE - DENSE BRANCHING HABIT

Oriental Spruce has a very dense, pyramidal growth habit with dark green, stiff, shiny evergreen needles that are extremely short. A great evergreen tree for many uses, from landscapes, to container gardens, and even bonsai use.




Serbian Spruce White Spruce
Spruce - Serbian / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Spruce - White / Size 1
Our Price : $5.25

VERY HARDY - EXCELLENT SPRUCE CULTIVAR

Serbian Spruce has a slender pyramidal habit with good green color year round. Very hardy, and will adapt to many different soil types. When mature, this tree is highly regarded as one of the most ornamental, and formal looking of all the spruces.




TOUGH, HARDY, AND BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE VARIETY - STRONG TREES

White Spruce is an extremely popular, and adaptable native spruce variety. Our strain of White Spruce has exceptional growth rate, and excellent silvery blue needle color - grown from seed collected from an isolated stand from property in northern Michigan. Makes a great privacy screen, windbreak, or even a handsome specimen planting.