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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

GOOD HARDY VARIETY


This is an uncommon arborvitae, yet a wonderful addition to your landscape. Bright green foliage in vertical sprays with little, if any, bronzing in the winter. Distinguishing feature is the bright glaucous blue cones which are a great contrast against the green foliage. Grows in an upright oval, almost egg-shaped habit.




HANDLES HEAT & HUMIDITY WELL


This is an uncommon arborvitae, yet a wonderful addition to your landscape. Bright green foliage in vertical sprays with little, if any, bronzing in the winter. Distinguishing feature is the bright glaucous blue cones which are a great contrast against the green foliage. Grows in an upright oval, almost egg-shaped habit.





BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN YELLOW COLOR - GREAT VARIETY

Daniellow / Golden Spire Arborvitae is a thuja variety with bright golden yellow foliage and a tall pyramidal to slightly columnar growth habit, making it an excellent landscape ornamental choice for screens, borders, hedging, and accent plantings.







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

GREAT COLUMNAR FORM

Degroot's Spire is a very nice columnar form of Arborvitae with good, dark green foliage. It has rather short branches which are spirally arranged - foliage is unique when compared to most thuja varieties.





SLIGHTLY TALLER SIZE

Degroot's Spire is a very nice columnar form of Arborvitae with good, dark green foliage. It has rather short branches which are spirally arranged - foliage is unique when compared to most thuja varieties.




UNCOMMON VARIETY - GOOD CHOICE
Narrow pyramidal form with dark green foliage that is tipped yellow which turns bronze during the winter. A fairly uncommon, seldom seen variety......yet one of the hardiest, most beautiful of them all.


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

DISPLAYS GOLD TIPPED FOLIAGE AT VARIOUS TIMES OF YEAR


Narrow pyramidal form with dark green foliage that is tipped yellow which turns bronze during the winter. A fairly uncommon, seldom seen variety......yet one of the hardiest, most beautiful of them all.





EXTREMELY POPULAR CHOICE FOR SCREENS


Emerald Green Arborvitae is a pyramidal arborvitae reaching 10-15 ft, with a spread of 3-4 ft. Bright, lustrous, deep green foliage with little or no discoloring in winter. Compact, dense growth. By far one of the most widely used Arborvitae cultivars in existence.





GREAT GREEN COLOR

Emerald Green Arborvitae is a pyramidal arborvitae reaching 10-15 ft, with a spread of 3-4 ft. Bright, lustrous, deep green foliage with little or no discoloring in winter. Compact, dense growth.




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

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

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.




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

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.







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.


Techny Arborvitae/Thuja Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata Zebrina Arborvitae /  Thuja plicata

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.



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.






Canadian Hemlock Canadian Hemlock Rachael Chamaecyparis
Canadian Hemlock / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Deal of the Day Price: $4.29
Canadian Hemlock / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95

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.





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.





DELICATE LOOKING FOLIAGE - GOOD GROWTH RATE

Rachel is a fast growing Chamaecyparis that is somewhat pyramidal in growth. Has very elegant looking, fernlike foliage which keeps a good green color throughout the year. Nice choice for screens, or also works well for a nice, delicate looking specimen planting - great bright green foliage!!




Rachael Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis pisifera Chamaecyparis pisifera

SELDOM SEEN VARIETY WITH GOOD GROWTH RATE


Rachel is a fast growing Chamaecyparis that is somewhat pyramidal in growth. Has very elegant looking, fernlike foliage which keeps a good green color throughout the year. Makes a good screen or a wonderful attractive specimen planting as well - great bright green foliage color!!








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.




Gracilis Cryptomeria Gyokuryu Cryptomeria Gyokuryu Cryptomeria

EXCELLENT GREEN COLOR & MODERATE SIZED VARIETY


Cryptomeria japonica Gracilis is a very unusual evergreen with a broad pyramidal shape and very nice green color. Very hard to find Japanese Cedar that makes a great focal point in most any landscape. Also makes a great mid sized privacy screen for areas with height restrictions of 15 ft or less.





GOOD GREEN COLOR - VERY NICE CRYPTOMERIA VARIETY

Gyokuryu Cryptomeria is a dense, broadly pyramidal growing cryptomeria with short, needle like foliage that tends to be a much darker green than most cryptomerias. Moderate mature size makes it a good choice for accent planting or medium privacy screens.





GOOD SIZED STURDY PLANTS

  Gyokuryu Cryptomeria is a dense, broadly pyramidal growing cryptomeria with short, needle like foliage that tends to be a much darker green than most cryptomerias. Moderate mature size makes it a good choice for accent planting or medium privacy screens. This size sells out fast whenever we have them available!!!




Radicans Cryptomeria Radicans Cryptomeria Yoshino Cryptomeria

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.




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.




Yoshino Cryptomeria Arizona Blue Ice Cypress Blue Ice Arizona Cypress

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
Fir - Douglas / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95

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.

Douglas Fir Korean Fir Abies koreana Nordmann Fir / Caucasian Fir
Fir - Douglas / Size 2
Our Price : $9.75
Fir - Korean / Size 1
Our Price : $12.95
Fir - Nordmann / Size 1
Our Price : $8.95

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.





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.





VERY NICE FORMAL PYRAMIDAL SHAPE - VERY DARK COLOR


Nordmann Fir is considered to be one of the most elegant of all firs, with a broad pyramidal growth habit. New growth is a beautiful bright green color, maturing to an extremely dark green / black color. More tolerant of inadequate drainage than most other fir varieties. Becoming a very popular tree for use in Christmas tree production due to excellent dark green needle color, and increased soil tolerance ranges.





China Boy Hybrid Holly China Girl Hybrid Holly Nellie Stevens Holly

EXCELLENT POLLINATOR CHOICE FOR FEMALE BERRY PRODUCTION - VERY HARDY

China Boy Holly is a male clone Holly, and the perfect pollinator for several female clone hollies.....such as China Girl, Blue Princess, Golden Girl, and others. Foliage is a beautiful dark green year round, and responds very well to trimming which enables it to be maintained at a wide variety of shapes & sizes. Excellent hardiness, one of the most widely used male clone hollies in use today.




BEAUTIFUL GREEN HOLLY LEAVES & TONS OF RED BERRIES IN WINTER

China Girl Holly is a Meserve Hybrid Holly with lustrous green foliage year round, and an abundance of red holly berries through winter. Makes an excellent border, windbreak, or hedge and can be trimmed and maintained at a variety of sizes or shapes.




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!!




San Jose Holly / Ilex Sky Pencil Holly / Ilex Blue Point Juniper
Holly - San Jose / Size 1
Our Price : $8.95

HYBRID HOLLY WITH GREAT BERRY PRODUCTION & WONDERFUL FOLIAGE

San Jose Holly is a very hardy hybrid holly form with excellent upright pyramidal growth and lots of bright red berries in fall and winter. Self pollinating holly requires no male clone to produce berries and makes a great choice for any landscape.







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

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.

Moonglow Juniper Moonglow Juniper Skyrocket Juniper

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.





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.





Skyrocket Juniper Spartan Juniper Spartan Juniper
Juniper - Spartan / Size 2
Our Price : $11.95

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!!







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.





Japanese Black Pine 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.





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
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.





Serbian Spruce Serbian Spruce White Spruce
Spruce - Serbian / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Spruce - Serbian / Size 2
Our Price : $10.95
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.





NICE BIG TREES !!!
WELL BRANCHED, HARDY SPECIMENS

Serbian Spruce has a slender pyramidal habit with good green color year round. Very hardy, and will adapt to many different soil types. A very graceful spruce variety when fully mature - makes a good screen or windbreak as well.





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.





   
 


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