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Selections for Hedge Uses

This page contains a listing of our most popular, and commonly used varieties for use in various styles of hedge plantings. Some are better suited for low growing, formal type hedges, while others can be maintained at much taller heights for medium to larger sized hedges.

Most all of these varieties can be shaped, or maintained in a fairly wide range of shapes, forms, etc through regular trimming & pruning. A few important factors to consider, or keep in mind, when looking at different options for use in hedge plantings are:


1) Foliage color & texture

2) Mature height of the hedge

3) Soil drainage properties at the planting location

4) Amount of sun exposure at the planting location. Certain varieties are much better suited for some particular types of locations better than others - i.e. shady locations, sandy soils, etc.


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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Crimson Pygmy Barberry Crimson Pygmy Barberry Green Barberry Red Superba Barberry
Barberry - Green / Size 1
Our Price : $5.50

GOOD DWARF BARBERRY CHOICE

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a smaller, dwarf version of the original Red Barberry. Nice dark burgundy red leaves keep their color all the way from spring till frost. Crimson Pygmy has a neat, compact, round growth habit with very little maintenance at all.





EXTRA NICE CROP WITH GOOD SIZE & COLOR

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a smaller, dwarf version of the original Red Barberry. Nice dark burgundy red leaves keep their color all the way from spring till frost. Crimson Pygmy has a neat, compact, round growth habit with very little maintenance at all.





GOOD HARDY BARBERRY

Green Barberry is an arching, dense shrub with broadly oval pale to mid green leaves turning brilliant orange-red in the fall. A very hardy shrub that is capable of withstanding a wide variety of soils & conditions.





BEST BURGUNDY COLOR OF ANY BARBERRY

Superba Barberry has very large rounded, slightly oval-shaped leaves are a beautiful dark burgundy purple. Much larger leaves than other red barberry. Very fast growth with a somewhat open growth habit that gathers good density through regular trimming when young.




Rosy Glow Barberry Rosy Glow Barberry Elegantissima Variegated Boxwood/Buxus Golden Dream Boxwood  / Buxus

VERY NICE FOLIAGE

Rosy Glow Barberry is a deciduous, spiny shrub requiring sun or semi-shade and any but water-logged soil. It has reddish-purple leaves marbled pink and white. Marbled / variegated foliage look will be most intense & visible in full sun planting locations.





SLIGHTLY LARGER SIZE - ONLY OCCASIONALLY AVAIL.

Rosy Glow Barberry is a deciduous, spiny shrub requiring sun or semi-shade and any but water-logged soil. It has reddish-purple leaves marbled pink and white.




EXTREMELY HARD VARIETY TO FIND

Elegantissima Boxwood is a very striking boxwood that is most commonly used as an accent plant, but can also be used as a hedge, foundation, or mass plantings with very good results. Has rather small leaves that are splashed with cream coloring, and can be maintained in a wide variety of shapes & sizes through trimming if needed.





Nice semi-dwarf Boxwood variety features heavily variegated evergreen foliage. Colors are green & bright yellow - very striking. Responds very well to trimming & shaping



Green Gem Boxwood Green Gem Boxwood Green Mountain Boxwood Green Mountain Boxwood

GOOD SMALLER SIZED HYBRID BOXWOOD

A great little hybrid boxwood with slow growth and tight, dark green foliage throughout the entire year. Forms a perfect little round ball with very, very little trimming / pruning at all. Makes a very nice low growing formal hedge planting.





NICE SMALLER SIZED BOXWOOD - IN VERY HIGH DEMAND

A great little hybrid boxwood with slow growth and tight, dark green foliage throughout the entire year. Forms a perfect little round ball with very, very little trimming / pruning at all. Makes a very nice low growing formal hedge planting. Excellent landscape plant for areas where mature plant size must be kept down to a smaller size. Well established plants with strong root system.






MORE OF AN UPRIGHT GROWTH HABIT

Green Mountain is an upright form of boxwood with small dark green leaves. It's an excellent shrub for hedging......especially for those situations where emphasis is on heights slightly taller than usually achieved with other boxwood varieties. Requires cool, moist soil conditions. Does quite well in partially shaded locations also.





MORE OF AN UPRIGHT GROWTH HABIT

  Green Mountain is an upright form of boxwood with small dark green leaves. It's an excellent shrub for hedging......especially for those situations where emphasis is on heights slightly taller than usually achieved with other boxwood varieties. Requires cool, moist soil conditions. Does quite well in partially shaded locations also.




Green Velvet Boxwood/Buxus Japanese Boxwood Japanese Boxwood Korean Boxwood
Boxwood - Korean / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95

Excellent foliage with extremely good color year round. Minimal bronzing. Medium size makes it a great choice for hedging or foundation plantings. Hardy!!




HARDY BOXWOOD - GOOD GROWTH RATE

Japanese Boxwood has nice, bright green oval shaped leaves that are somewhat larger than the hybrid boxwoods most commonly seen in landscapes. Also a slightly lighter shade of green than most boxwoods. Good moderate growth that is slightly faster than most Boxwoods.





VERY NICE FULL SHRUBS - GREAT DEAL!!

Japanese Boxwood has nice, bright green oval shaped leaves that are somewhat larger than the hybrid boxwoods most commonly seen in landscapes. Also a slightly lighter shade of green than most boxwoods. Good moderate growth that is slightly faster than most Boxwoods.





EXCELLENT HEDGE CHOICE - VERY COLD HARDY

   Korean Boxwood is a very hardy Boxwood variety with excellent deep green foliage. Easy to grow, and can be trimmed / sheared to be maintained at a wide variety of heights & widths. One of our favorite hedge choices!!




Korean Boxwood Winter Beauty Boxwood Wintergreen Boxwood Wintergreen Boxwood
Boxwood - Korean / Size 2
Our Price : $9.95

EXCELLENT HEDGE CHOICE - VERY COLD HARDY

Korean Boxwood is a very hardy Boxwood variety with excellent deep green foliage. Easy to grow, and can be trimmed / sheared to be maintained at a wide variety of heights & widths. One of our favorite hedge choices!!





VERY SMALL, DENSE FOLIAGE

This little evergreen boxwood is a hard one to come by, and yet one of the hardiest we have found. Winter Beauty Boxwood very small, oval green leaves that turn a beautiful bronze color in the winter. Very nice & bright green during the warmer seasons, and equally as bright & beautiful in the winter.





Our original Wintergreen Box - a top seller year after year! Very hardy, with multiple uses - most often used as hedging & foreground accents. Even bonsai.




A slightly larger offering of our popular Size 1 Wintergreen Boxwood. Very hardy, with multiple uses - most commonly used for hedging & foreground accents.



Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Blue Cascade Distylium Hybrid Coppertone Distylium Hybrid

Nice semi-dwarf globe shaped Crypt. Requires little to no maintenance, and makes an outstanding foreground, foundation, or hedge planting. Great along walkways.




Nice semi-dwarf globe shaped Crypt. Requires little to no maintenance, and makes an outstanding foreground, foundation, or hedge planting. Great along walkways.




One of the first hybrid Distylium varieties to be introduced. Grows equally as wide as it does tall with mature evergreen foliage that is very dark green with a slight blue cast.




Another addition to the growing family of Distylium hybrids being brought into the landscape industry. Moderate size, and awesome colored new foliage - beautiful!



Spring Frost Distylium Hybrid Vintage Jade Distylium Hybrid Burning Bush Euonymus Burning Bush Euonymus

Smaller, more dwarf Distylium hybrid that features green foliage with new growth that is a soft white color with slight pink hues as well. Really pretty when mature in spring.




Distylium hybrid with a very low growing, spreading type growth which lends itself to use as a low growing accent, hedge, or groundcover. Nice evergreen shrub variety.




TRADITIONAL FAVORITE - DAZZLING FALL COLOR

Burning Bush Euonymus has dark green leaves, spring through summer, turning bright, clear red in the fall. Can be trimmed to just about any shape or height desired. Great landscape shrub for many different situations. VERY HARDY !!!





LARGER SIZE - NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Burning Bush Euonymus has dark green leaves, spring through summer, turning bright, clear red in the fall. Can be trimmed to just about any shape or height desired. Great landscape shrub for most any situation.




Golden Euonymus Green Boxleaf Euonymus Japanese Euonymus Evergold Forsythia

VERY POPULAR & VERSATILE SHRUB

Golden Euonymus is a wonderful evergreen shrub with large, glossy, oval shaped leaves that are dark forest green and broadly edged in bright golden yellow. Easy to grow! By far one of the most popular & commonly seen shrub varieties across various landscapes ( home & commercial ) throughout the country.





EXCELLENT LOW MAINTENANCE CHOICE FOR HEDGING, BORDERS, FOREGROUND PLANTINGS


A very versatile shrub with super dark green, glossy leaves that remain all through winter. Green Boxleaf Euonymus is super hardy, easy to grow, and can be maintained at just about any shape, or height through trimming. A super alternative to Boxwood for hedges.





EXCELLENT GREEN FOLIAGE - GOOD CHOICE FOR HEDGING OR FOUNDATION PLANTINGS


Japanese Euonymus is a wonderful evergreen shrub for many landscape uses. Very large leaves are glossy & dark green in color - easy to grow.





VERY BRIGHT FOLIAGE

A wonderful variety of Forsythia that has the classic yellow flowers Forsythia is famous for in early spring, but has beautiful yellow & green variegated foliage colors to add color to your landscape long after those flowers are gone.




Kumson Forsythia Lynwood Gold Forsythia China Boy Hybrid Holly China Girl Hybrid Holly

AWESOME FOLIAGE - VERY ATTRACTIVE

Kumson Forsythia has new foliage that is a bright green, maturing to a deeper, more hunter green color with delicate silver webbing / veination all throughout the leaves. Brilliant yellow flower display at the start of spring.





VERY TOUGH HARDY PLANT - FAST GROWING

Lynwood Gold Forsythia has bright yellow flowers in early spring is followed by a handsome display of nice dark green foliage. A traditional springtime favorite. A very beautiful, hardy shrub that has long been considered the official harbinger of spring.





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.



Dwarf Burfordi Holly Nellie Stevens Holly Blue Pfitzer Juniper Blue Pfitzer Juniper

EXTREMELY POPULAR - GOOD BERRY PRODUCER

A very nice small to medium sized holly with very shiny, deep green foliage. One of the easiest of all hollies to keep. Produces large numbers of nice, bright red berries every year.





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!!





HARDY MEDIUM SIZED JUNIPER WITH GOOD COLOR

Blue Pfitzer Juniper has good blue color, especially in older plants, turning a shade of bluish/purple in the winter. Develops ascending, arching branches with maturity. A wonderful mid-range juniper that is great for hedge & border plantings.





VERY STRONG VARIETY - GREAT FOR BORDERS & HEDGING

Blue Pfitzer Juniper has good blue color, especially in older plants, turning a shade of bluish/purple in the winter. Develops ascending, arching branches with maturity. A wonderful mid-range juniper that is great for hedge & border plantings.



Gold Star Juniper Gold Star Juniper Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper

NICE ACCENT OR FOREGROUND CHOICE

Very similar in growth habit to 'Gold Lace' - slightly lower in height. Good green color that is highlighted with bright golden yellow coloration. Very hardy with a good growth rate. Color peaks in mid spring through mid summer. Makes a nice medium height hedge, or foundation type planting in front of taller evergreens.





GOOD HARDY JUNIPER CHOICE

  Very similar in growth habit to 'Gold Lace' - slightly lower growing when mature. Good green color that is highlighted in bright golden yellow. Very hardy with a good growth rate. Makes good medium height accent or foreground planting in front of taller evergreen species.





VERY HARDY VARIETY WITH NUMEROUS USES


Growth is quite similar to that of classic, original Green Pfitzer, with slightly arching branches which are a nice bright green lightly tipped in yellow / gold. Extremely hardy, and a very good juniper choice for many uses.







VERY HARDY VARIETY WITH NUMEROUS USES


  Growth is quite similar to that of classic, original Green Pfitzer, with slightly arching branches which are a nice bright green lightly tipped in yellow / gold. Extremely hardy, and a very good juniper choice for many uses.

Grey Owl Juniper Grey Owl Juniper Holger Juniper Holger Juniper
Juniper - Holger / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Juniper - Holger / Size 2
Our Price : $9.50

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE JUNIPERS

Grey Owl Juniper is a medium sized spreading juniper with large, ascending branches that droop ever so slightly. Foliage color is a brilliant silvery gray year round - good juniper berry producer too!!





ONE OF OUR FAVORITE JUNIPERS

  Grey Owl Juniper is a medium sized spreading juniper with large, ascending branches that droop ever so slightly. Foliage color is a brilliant silvery gray year round - good juniper berry producer too!!





BEAUTIFUL VARIETY - RATHER UNCOMMON

Holger Juniper is an outstanding semi-spreading juniper with silvery blue / green foliage that is tipped in sulfur yellow new growth. Many uses, including low to medium height hedge or foreground plantings - also makes a wonderful accent if full sun locations.





BEAUTIFUL VARIETY - RATHER UNCOMMON

Holger Juniper is an outstanding semi-spreading juniper with silvery blue / green foliage that is tipped in sulfur yellow new growth. Many uses, including low to medium height hedge or foreground plantings - also makes a wonderful accent if full sun locations.




Old Gold Juniper Old Gold Juniper Juniperus davurica Expansa Parsoni Saybrook Gold Juniper

GOOD HARDY MEDIUM SIZED JUNIPER SHRUB

Old Gold Juniper is a time tested, traditional favorite with excellent yellow gold color, especially during warmer months. Very hardy with many landscape uses.




SLIGHTLY LARGER SIZE - OCCASIONALLY AVAILABLE

  Old Gold Juniper is a time tested, traditional favorite with excellent yellow gold color, especially during warmer months. Very hardy with many landscape uses.


A virtually "bulletproof" juniper that works very well in a wide array of uses. Low hedging, foreground planting, groundcover, foundation planting, and more.




AWESOME GOLDEN YELLOW COLOR

Saybrook Gold Juniper is a compact, horizontal spreader with needle-like foliage. It's bright yellow in the summer, more bronze-yellow in the winter. Best color of most any juniper shrub. Makes a good foreground planting, a great accent shrub - even good for hedge / border situations.




Saybrook Gold Juniper Golden Vicary Privet Howardi Ligustrum Howardi Ligustrum

NICE LARGE PLANTS - GREAT DEAL!!!

  Saybrook Gold Juniper is a compact, horizontal spreader with needle-like foliage. It's bright yellow in the summer, more bronze-yellow in the winter. Best color of most any juniper shrub. Makes a good foreground planting, a great accent shrub - even good for hedge / border situations.


VERY HARDY SHRUB - POPULAR CHOICE FOR HEDGES & FOUNDATION PLANTINGS

Golden Vicary Privet makes an excellent hedge with good growth rate, and large, dense foliage. Newer growth is a vibrant golden yellow, gradually maturing to a bright green.





LARGE, THICK, GLOSSY LEAVES - DURABLE SHRUB WITH GOOD COLOR

Howardi Ligustrum has very dark, deep, glossy green leaves - new growth is bright yellow turning to green with age. Excellent disease resistance, and good growth rate. Makes a great colorful hedge choice. This shrub is evergreen in most climates, but will lose a certain percentage of leaves in colder climate ranges. Great low maintenance landscape choice!!





NICE FULL SHRUBS - LOW MAINTENANCE CHOICE

Howardi Ligustrum has very dark, deep, glossy green leaves - new growth is bright yellow turning to green with age. Excellent disease resistance, and good growth rate. Makes a great colorful hedge choice. This shrub is evergreen in most climates, but will lose a certain percentage of leaves in colder climate ranges. Great low maintenance landscape choice!!




Jack Frost Ligustrum Jack Frost Ligustrum Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum

NICE LARGE VARIEGATED FOLIAGE - WAVY LEAVES


Jack Frost Ligustrum has leaf color that is medium green with creamy white variegation throughout. Makes a great evergreen hedge in full sun or partial shade locations. Very resistant to most common pests & diseases.





VERY NICE YOUNG PLANTS - WELL BRANCHED!!


Jack Frost Ligustrum has leaf color that is medium olive green with creamy white variegation throughout. Makes a great evergreen hedge in full sun or partial shade locations. Very resistant to most common pests & diseases. Coloration on new foliage growth is outstanding.





Superb burgundy foliage with contrasting hot pink tassel-like flowers. Daruma is by far the most compact, densely branched Loropetalum available today.




Superb burgundy foliage with contrasting hot pink tassel-like flowers. Daruma is by far the most compact, densely branched Loropetalum available today.



Nandina domestica Compacta Nandina domestica Compacta Nandina domestica Gulfstream Nandina domestica Gulfstream

FAST GROWING SHRUB WITH GOOD FALL COLORS

Nandina Compacta is a smaller version of Nandina domestica ( Heavenly Bamboo ) with narrow, lance-shaped leaflets which range in color from a nice dark green to purple to red & burnt orange.





NO MAINTENANCE SHRUB VARIETY WITH EXCELLENT FALL & WINTER COLORS


Nandina Compacta is a smaller version of Nandina domestica ( heavenly bamboo ) with narrow, lance-shaped leaflets which range in color from a nice dark green to purple to red & burnt orange.





ONE OF THE BEST DWARF NANDINA VARIETIES WE HAVE FOUND - VERY HARDY


Gulfstream Nandina is a wonderfully vigorous version of compact dwarf Nandina with very intense red winter foliage. Forms a very dense, mounding shrub with maturity with little to no maintenance required.










ONE OF THE BEST DWARF NANDINA VARIETIES WE HAVE FOUND - VERY HARDY


Gulfstream Nandina is a wonderfully vigorous version of compact dwarf Nandina with very intense red winter foliage. Forms a very dense, mounding shrub with maturity with little to no maintenance required.




Golden Ninebark Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum

Semi-dwarf, golden colored variety of Ninebark. Smaller, more compact growth habit with the same hardiness that Ninebark is known for - and great color.




SUPER GLOSSY FOLIAGE - GREAT HEDGING ALTERNATIVE
FOR WARMER CLIMATES!!

Glen Compact Green Pittosporum is a wonderful evergreen shrub with beautiful foliage & small clusters of very fragrant creamy yellow / white flowers in spring. A super alternative to boxwood, hollies, and other broadleaf evergreen species for use in hedges, foundation & foreground plantings, etc.






THE BEST FOLIAGE COLOR WE'VE SEEN ON ANY PITTOSPORUM VARIETY

Glen Compact Green Pittosporum is a wonderful evergreen shrub with beautiful foliage & small clusters of very fragrant creamy yellow / white flowers in spring. A super alternative to boxwood, hollies, and other broadleaf evergreen species for use in hedges, foundation & foreground plantings, etc.




The most compact, dense form of Pittosporum available. Glossy leaves & fragrant seasonal flowers make this shrub perfect for small accents or containers.



Apricot Drift Rose Coral Drift Rose Peach Drift Rose Popcorn Drift Rose

BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE BLOOMS - GREAT LOW GROWING ROSE CHOICE

Apricot Drift Roses display a true groundcover type growth habit which makes them an ideal choice for use along paths, walkways, or anywhere a low growing colorful shrub is needed in a smaller sized garden. Bright double apricot colored blooms all year. Foliage is probably the darkest green of any of the Drift Series roses, which provides the ultimate backdrop for the beautiful pastel blooms.





NICE UNUSUAL COLORED BLOOMS - VERY POPULAR ROSE VARIETY

Coral Drift roses have a very bright, unusual shade of salmon / coral blooms held against brilliantly dark green colored foliage. Works great as low growing groundcover or hedge for a great display of color all season long. The bloom color on these roses is absolutely outstanding - among our favorites here at the nursery!!!





EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE DISEASE & PEST RESISTANCE - SOFT PEACH BLOOMS

Peach Drift Roses are one of the most prolific bloomers of all the Drift Series of roses, with huge numbers of soft pastel peach blooms covering the entire shrub from early spring until the first hard frost. No maintenance landscape shrub with great color.





THE NEWEST DRIFT ROSE VARIETY - BEAUTIFUL COLORS!!

Popcorn Drift Rose displays very attractive tightly formed roses in huge amounts from early spring right through until hard frost. Blooms start out as a bright yellow, then gradually fade into a creamy white color with soft pastel yellow accents. Some blooms will even occasionally display a slight tinge of light pastel peach color. Simply outstanding new variety!!







Red Drift Rose Sweet Drift Rose Dolchica Spirea Froebelli Spirea
Rose - Red Drift / Size 1
Our Price : $13.95

TONS OF BRIGHT ROSY RED BLOOMS ALL SEASON LONG - VERY HARDY!!

Red Drift Roses are a wonderful, low growing landscape rose with a nice compact growth habit. Petite blooms start in early spring and persist all the way until frost.





BEST DOUBLE BLOOMS OF ALL THE DRIFT ROSES - BEAUTIFUL VARIETY!!

Sweet Drift Rose has huge amounts of fragrant light pastel pink double blooms from spring til frost. Has the best, tightest double blooms of all the Drift Series varieties. Makes a great low growing hedge or foundation landscape choice.






UNUSUAL FOLIAGE - UNIQUE LOOK


Dolchica Spirea has sharply serrated leaves that are a nice deep green color - new growth emerges as a beautiful bronze color. The foliage is topped off with dark fuschia pink flowers.





One of the hardiest Spirea varieties we have ever grown. Green foliage with lots of light pink flower heads. Responds well to trimming - can be useful in many areas.



Goldmound Spirea Magic Carpet Spirea Neon Flash Spirea Reeves / Bridalwreath Spirea
Spirea - Reeves / Size 1
Our Price : $6.50

Gorgeous foliage color along with loads of bright pink blooms. Easy to grow, very hardy, and can be trimmed to whatever size you desire. A superb flowering shrub!




One of our best selling flowering shrubs - period!! Great colors, easy to grow, manageable size which responds very well to trimming if needed. It's perfect!




Good contrast with hot pink blooms against nice green foliage. Has a somewhat "delicate" texture, and makes a good choice for foreground or mass plantings.




VERY HARDY SPIREA SHRUB WHITE LOADS OF WHITE BLOOMS!!
Reeves Spirea is a super tough, hardy spirea shrub that is literally covered in masses of white bloom clusters starting in late March through late April. Blooms are lightly fragrant. Virtually indestructible once established in landscape. Responds very well to trimming, allowing Reeves Spirea to be kept at just about any height / width desired.