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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.


Please click on any variety below to go to its own page complete with additional descriptions, specifications, photos, and purchasing options.

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Blue Cone Arborvitae Blue Cone Arborvitae Daniellow Golden Spire Arborvitae Thuja

Very good winter color, with foliage displayed on vertical fanlike branches. Good growth rate & hardiness. Has an somewhat oval, egg shaped growth habit. Produces loads of cones, which start out as a pale powder blue color.




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Good screening choice for areas with high heat & humidity. Keeps good green color with lots of cones. Same great features as our Size 1 Blue Cone Arbs.......just a larger size. Not always available in this size.




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Very nice medium sized, columnar, narrow Arborvitae. Excellent golden yellow color year round. Extremely popular due to the combination of brilliant color, and moderate mature tree size.




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Degroots Spire Aborvitae/Thuja Degroots Spire Arborvitae/Thuja Elegantissima Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja

Excellent narrow evergreen choice. Makes a really good substitute for Italian Cypress in cold areas. Great for formal accents, or privacy screens & borders in areas where tree width is limited. Very popular!!




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Absolutely gorgeous Arborvitae variety - this size is very nice but only available once or twice per year. Holds very nice green color all through winter, and maintains good narrow columnar shape with no trimming at all.




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Slightly uncommon variety of Arborvitae, but very nice. Good pyramidal shape featuring green foliage tipped in gold. Good growth rate, and reportedly has increased deer resistance.




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Elegantissima Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Emerald Green Arborvitae Thuja Emerald Green Arborvitae/Thuja

Larger size than our Size 1 Elegantissima Arb, but availability is hit & miss on this size. Nice pyramidal shape featuring green foliage tipped in gold, and reportedly has shown higher deer resistance.




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One of the most popular narrow upright Arborvitae varieties in existence! A traditional favorite for privacy screens. Excellent bright green color year round - responds very well to trimming if needed.




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A traditional, perennial favorite for privacy screens, borders, and windbreaks. Excellent cold hardiness, with bright green foliage year round. This is a slightly larger size than our Size 1 seedlings.




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

By far one of our most popular Thujas, especially as a privacy screen. Excellent growth rate, foliage density, and more! Can easily grow 3 ft per year once established - slightly more in optimum growing conditions.




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By far one of our most popular Thujas, especially as a privacy screen. Slightly larger size than our popular Size 1's - full gallon sized rootballs with good branching. Good growth rate for this variety, and nice green color!




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Great alternative to Green Giant for use in privacy screens, etc. Just as fast growth rate, impressive green color, and slightly more narrow. Probably not as well known or advertised, but hangs right with a Green Giant.




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

Great alternative to Green Giant for use in screens, etc. Just as fast growth rate, equally impressive green color, and slightly more narrow. Great for areas that might have slight size restrictions that prohibit using Green Giant.




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A slower growing, mid-sized Thuja, Holmstrup has a very formal pyramidal shape, and extremely dark green foliage year round. No maintenance required to keep a nice, neat shape. Very popular seller!




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Well suited for full sized privacy screens & borders. Good mature size, growth rate, and holds good color in winter. Great for cooler climates. Super dark green foliage with little to any winter discoloration at all.




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Nigra Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Techny Arborvitae/Thuja Techny Arborvitae/Thuja

Well suited for privacy screens & borders. Good mature size, growth rate, and holds good color in winter. Great for cooler climates. Slightly larger size than our Size Nigra Arbs - same dark green foliage!




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Techny Arborvitae is a pyramidal arborvitae with superb dense green foliage. Good color retention, and excellent cold hardiness. One of our best sellers for privacy screens & borders every year!




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This size is the largest we offer of Techny Arborvitae. Same outstanding dense green foliage as our Size 1's - Good color retention, cold hardiness, and responds well to trimming. Year after year one of our top selling arborvitae.




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Wintergreen Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Wintergreen Pyramidal Arborvitae/Thuja Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae

A good all around narrow pyramidal Thuja choice for privacy screens, borders, and mass plantings. Well known to hold green color during winter better than typical Arborvitae, with minimal bronzing in most climates.




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A good all around narrow pyramidal Thuja choice for privacy screens, borders, and mass plantings. Well known to hold good green color year round with slight bronzing in colder climates. Nice dense foliage!




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Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae has foliage that is a beautiful mix of dark emerald green and bright golden yellow - green on the inner half, and golden on the outer half. When mature, this arborvitae is hard to beat for color and shape.




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Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata

Yellow Ribbon Arborvitae has foliage that is a mix of dark emerald green and 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.




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Zebrina Arborvitae has a broad pyramidal growth habit with dark green foliage that is striped with a golden yellow color. Color is usually best in spring & mid fall. Fast growing - great for screens and group plantings.




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Zebrina Arborvitae has a broad pyramidal growth habit with dark green foliage that is striped with a golden yellow color usually best seen in spring & mid fall. Fast growing - makes a good privacy screen & group planting.




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Canadian Hemlock Canadian Hemlock Atlas Cedar
Canadian Hemlock / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Canadian Hemlock / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95
Cedar - Atlas / Size 1
Our Price : $8.95

Very versatile evergreen with delicate feathery needled foliage. Can be used as a full sized tree for windbreaks, or even sheared for hedges. Responds well to trimming/shearing - does well in shady locations.




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Very versatile evergreen. Delicate feathery needled foliage responds well to trimming. Can be used as a full sized tree for windbreaks, or even sheared for hedges.


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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 for collectors.




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Deodara Cedar Deodara Cedar Chamaecyparis pisifera
Cedar - Deodara / Size 1
Our Price : $7.50
Cedar - Deodara / Size 2
Our Price : $10.95

One of the most graceful looking of all the cedars with bright silver/blue needle color, and graceful, pendulous branches. Great as a single specimen planting, or equally as stunning when planted in groups.




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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.




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Chamaecyparis pisifera ( Sawara False Cypress ) is a very handsome tree with a very upright, pyramidal growth habit with reddish brown peeling bark. Very impressive evergreen with elegant fernlike foliage.




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Chamaecyparis pisifera Radicans Cryptomeria Radicans Cryptomeria

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.





Radicans Cryptomeria has a similar tall, pyramidal growth habit as 'Yoshino' - foliage is slightly darker with a hint of blue/green. Excellent choice for use as large screens & borders. One of our favorite large Cryptomeria cultivars.




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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.




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Yoshino Cryptomeria Yoshino Cryptomeria Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress
Cypress - Arizona Carolina Sapphire / Size 1
Our Price : $7.95
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Yoshino Cryptomeria has a moderate to fast growth rate with a nice tall, pyramidal shape. Dense green foliage will become slightly bronzed in the winter. Very popular tree form for use in privacy screens, borders, windbreaks, etc.




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Yoshino Cryptomeria is a moderate to fast growth rate and a nice tall, pyramidal habit. This is a larger / older tree than our Size 1 Yoshino - but not always available. Dense green foliage will occasionally bronze slightly in winter.




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Broad pyramidal evergreen with excellent growth rate - much faster than "Blue Ice". Reddish purple flaky bark when mature with silver blue / turquoise foliage. Originally developed by Clemson University.




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Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Douglas Fir / Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir / Pseudotsuga menziesii
Fir - Douglas / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Fir - Douglas / Size 2
Our Price : $9.50

Carolina Sapphire grows slightly taller, and faster than "Blue Ice". Same reddish purple flaky bark with spirally arranged blue-silver, glaucous sprays of leaves/needles. Hard to beat for a fast, thick screen or windbreak.




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A truly magnificent conifer tree with bright green / blue needles, and a broad pyramidal shape. Great for windbreaks & privacy screens!! Natural rugged beauty. These are sturdy seedlings with good branching!!




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A slightly older more established size of our original Douglas Fir. Not always available. Great for windbreaks & privacy screens!! Natural rugged beauty. Good choice for a sturdy, hardy windbreak or screen.




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

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 tree to find.




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Quickly becoming the most widely used Holly for large hedges, privacy screens, etc. Good growth rate, and lots of red holly berries with super dark glossy foliage. Self pollinating variety!




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Very tall, narrow growth habit & low maintenance. Good growth rate, and excellent dark green foliage all year round - makes a great screen or border planting. No thorns or spines like many Holly varieties.




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Blue Point Juniper Blue Point Juniper Hetzi Columnar Juniper

Upright juniper with pyramidal shape, and blue/green color year round. One of the best juniper choices for privacy screens, windbreaks, and borders. Best suited for full sun locations - good growth rate.




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Nice Blue Points with a larger sized rootball. Good color & dense branching, make them perfect for use as privacy screening, or taller border plantings. Color & foliage density is best in full sun planting locations.




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Good hardy upright juniper choice for privacy screens, windbreaks, borders, etc. Pyramidal shape, with lots of berries - hold good green color even in winter. Good growth rate - very low maintenance.




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Hetzi Columnar Juniper Moonglow Juniper Moonglow Juniper

Good hardy upright juniper choice for privacy screens, windbreaks, borders, etc. Pyramidal shape, with lots of berries - hold good green color even in winter. Very hardy with excellent growth rate too!




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Moonglow has very intense silvery blue foliage year round. Upright columnar to slightly pyramidal shape. Popular choice for borders, accents, etc. Does especially well in the midwest & Rocky Mountain regions.




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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.





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Skyrocket Juniper Skyrocket Juniper Spartan Juniper

By far one of our best selling junipers! Widely used for borders & privacy in areas where mature width must be kept to a bare minimum. Extremely narrow, with silvery blue color. Fast growth rate with little maintenance.




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Skyrocket Juniper has tall and very narrow, columnar growth. Makes a great choice for screens or border plantings in places where width must be kept at a minimum. Only available on brief, sporadic occasions.




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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!!




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

One of our best sellers!! Beautiful rich green foliage with tall narrow pyramidal growth habit. Fast growing variety that makes an excellent privacy screen or border. Virtually maintenance free.




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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.




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Japanese Black Pine has extremely dark green, dense needles. Tremendous salt tolerance - great for coastal plantings, as well as bonsai. Usually adapts well to areas with poor, rocky soil or other challenging conditions.




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Black Hills Spruce Black Hills Spruce / Picea Colorado Blue Spruce

One of the hardiest of all Spruces. Very nice blue/green needle color. Dense branching habit makes this tree a good screening choice - even in poor soils. Slightly slower growth than Norway, Serbian, or White Spruce.




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One of the strongest, most adaptable spruce varieties we grow. Attractive blue green needles remain same color year round. Makes a great natural looking windbreak!


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Probably the most commonly used Spruce varieties in landscape use. Needs soil with high organic content for best color - fertilize yearly. Color intensifies with maturity. Well branched, nice sized young trees.




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Colorado Blue Spruce Norway Spruce Norway Spruce
Spruce - Norway / Size 1
Our Price : $5.75
Spruce - Norway / Size 2
Our Price : $9.50

One of the most widely used conifer trees in landscape. Known for its outstanding silvery blue needles, it adds a rugged beauty - and color - to many locations with relative ease.


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Norway Spruce has dark green needled foliage, with a very densely branched growth habit. A great evergreen choice for screens and windbreaks. Pyramidal shape. Very hardy - good growth rate, and disease resistant.




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Norway Spruce has 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.




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Oriental Spruce Serbian Spruce White Spruce
Spruce - Serbian / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Spruce - White / Size 1
Our Price : $5.50

Very densely branched spruce variety with very short, dark green needled foliage - some of the darkest of any spruce variety we grow. Slow to moderate growth - uses include bonsai, container, or landscape accents




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Widely considered among the most elegant, beautiful any all the spruces. Very elegant - slightly more narrow in shape. Nice green color with heavy blue cast in soils with good organic content.




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A combination of toughness & beauty! This spruce is native to the northern U.S., and is ruggedly handsome with good blue/green needle foliage. We grow a specific strain with better silvery blue color than most.




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White Spruce
Spruce - White / Size 2
Our Price : $9.25

Excellent combination of toughness & beauty! This spruce variety is native to the northern U.S., and is ruggedly handsome with good blue/green needle foliage. Our strain has improved silvery blue color than most.




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