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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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Concorde Red Japanese Barberry Crimson Pygmy Barberry Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Concorde Red Barberry has some of the darkest foliage we have ever seen on a red barberry variety. Ultra compact, tightly branched growth requires little to no trimming to maintain a neat shape. Outstanding spring & fall colors




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Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a smaller, dwarf, more compact version of Barberry. Nice dark burgundy red leaves need good full sun exposure for best color. Has a neat, compact, round growth habit with little maintenance.




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




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Green Barberry Red Superba Barberry Rosy Glow Barberry
Barberry - Green / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95

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.




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Superba Barberry has large rounded, slightly oval-shaped leaves are a beautiful dark burgundy purple. Very fast growth and an open growth habit that tightens up with good density with regular trimming when young.




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Rosy Glow Barberry 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.




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

Very popular deciduous shrub variety with new foliage that displays a marbled / mottled color pattern of burgundy, pinks, and creamy whites. Needs full sun for best color.




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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 with dense, smaller sized foliage.




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Green Gem Boxwood Green Gem Boxwood Green Mountain 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 minimal trimming / pruning at all. Makes a good low growing formal hedge planting.




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Smaller mature sized boxwood with slower growth rate, and good color year round. Responds well to trimming, makes an excellent low hedge or knot garden. This variety & size sells out quickly when available.




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An upright form of boxwood with small dark green leaves. An excellent shrub for hedging - especially for those situations where emphasis is on maintaining a height taller than is usually achieved with other boxwoods.




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Green Velvet Boxwood/Buxus Japanese Boxwood Japanese Boxwood

Excellent foliage with extremely good color year round. Minimal bronzing. Medium size makes it a great choice for hedging or foundation plantings. Hardy!! Can be trimmed & shaped to virtually any shape, size, or height.




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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.




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Japanese Boxwood has oval shaped leaves that are somewhat larger, and a slightly lighter shade of green than the hybrid boxwoods often seen in landscapes. Better growth rate than most boxwood varieties.




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Korean Boxwood Korean Boxwood Winter Beauty Boxwood
Boxwood - Korean / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
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!!





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!!





Winter Beauty Boxwood is a hard variety to come by. Very small, oval green leaves turn a beautiful orange-ish color in the winter. Superb green during the warmer seasons, and equally nice color display in winter. Very hardy!




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Wintergreen Boxwood Wintergreen Boxwood Globosa Nana Cryptomeria

Our original Wintergreen Box - a top seller year after year! Very hardy, with multiple uses - most often used as hedging & foreground accents. Responds well to trimming, shaping and can be maintained in many different ways.




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A slightly larger offering of our popular Size 1 Wintergreen Boxwood. Very hardy, with multiple uses - most commonly used for hedging & foreground accents. Good color year round in most climates. Nice boxwood variety.




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Nice semi-dwarf globe shaped Crypt. Requires little to no maintenance, and makes an outstanding foreground, foundation, or hedge planting. Great along walkways too. Holds color very well through winter.



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Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Blue Cascade Distylium Hybrid Cinnamon Girl 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. Holds excellent green color through winter.




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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 greenish blue. Makes a great hedge or foundation planting.




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Cinnamon Girl's growth habit is similar to Vintage Jade. Has smaller, more narrow, finer textured foliage than it's other Distylium cousins. New growth has a bluish-purple tinge maturing to dark green - beautiful plant.




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Coppertone Distylium Hybrid Emerald Heights Distylium Hybrid Linebacker Distylium Hybrid

Another addition to the family of Distylium hybrids being brought into the landscape industry. Moderate size, and awesome colored new foliage - bronze / pink colored new growth matures to dark green.




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Emerald Heights is one of the original Distylium hybrids to hit the landscape market here in the US, and has glossy dark green foliage. Great for hedging, foundations, accents, and foreground plantings. Very disease & pest resistant.




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Linebacker has a more upright growth habit, and reaches a taller height than most other Distyliums, making it useful anywhere more height is desired. Nice reddish / rust colored new growth matures to deep green.




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Spring Frost Distylium Hybrid Vintage Jade Distylium Hybrid 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.




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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. Excellent dark green foliage all season.




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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.




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Burning Bush Euonymus Golden Euonymus Green Boxleaf Euonymus

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.




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Golden Euonymus is an evergreen shrub with large, glossy, oval shaped green & yellow patterned leaves. One of the most popular & commonly seen shrubs in various landscapes throughout the country.




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A very versatile shrub with super dark green, glossy leaves that remain all through winter. Easy to grow, and can be trimmed & kept at any height, or shape through trimming. Good alternative to Boxwood for hedges.




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Japanese Euonymus Evergold Forsythia Kumson Forsythia

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.





A very attractive, and hardy Forsythia with variegated green & yellow foliage - best color in full sun. Benefits from occasional trimming to maintain neat shape, especially when young. Nice plant!!




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Kumson Forsythia has new foliage that is a bright green with a silvery white webbing throughout the veins of each new leaf. Foliage matures to a dark green. Brilliant yellow flower display at the start of spring.




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Lynwood Gold Forsythia Blue Prince / Princess Holly Combo Carissa Holly
Holly - Carissa / Size 1
Our Price : $5.75

Lynwood Gold has its traditional bright yellow flowers in early spring, followed by a handsome display of nice green foliage. A very hardy traditional springtime favorite to welcome in spring each year!




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Combo includes one each of the Blue Prince Holly, and its female counterpart, the Blue Princess Holly. Super dark blue/green foliage with large red berries in winter. Takes the guesswork out of the male & female situation.




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Carissa is a very attractive mounded Chinese Holly variety with deep dark green glossy foliage that is very stiff & rigid, with a pronounced sharp spine at the tip of each leaf. Nice evergreen shrub for most any landscape.




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Carissa Holly China Boy Hybrid Holly China Girl Hybrid Holly
Holly - Carissa / Size 2
Our Price : $8.95

Carissa is a very attractive mounded Chinese Holly variety with deep dark green glossy foliage that is very stiff & rigid, with a pronounced sharp spine at the tip of each leaf. Larger, older plants than our Size 1 Carissa.




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A Meserve Hybrid Holly. Male clone, and is a perfect pollinator for China Girl, as well as many other female clone hollies in order for optimum holly berry production in winter. Good green color!




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A Meserve Series Hybrid Holly with beautiful green foliage with numerous spines located along the outer edges. Female clone - needs male pollinator to produce berries. China Boy is the best choice for pollination.




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Dwarf Burfordi Holly Needlepoint Ilex / Holly Nellie Stevens Holly

A very nice small to medium sized holly with very shiny, deep green foliage with one pointed spine at the tip. Produces lots of nice, bright red berries every year. Self pollinating - no male / female clones to worry about.




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Needlepoint Holly is an evergreen Holly with glossy green foliage. A self pollinating holly, it's known for bunches of bright red berries most every year. Responds well to trimming, can be used as a colorful accent or a nice hedge.




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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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Blue Pfitzer Juniper Blue Pfitzer Juniper Gold Star Juniper

Blue Pfitzer Juniper has good blue color, especially in older plants, turning slightly bluish/purple in winter. Ascending, arching branches and very dense foliage with maturity. Good for hedging & mass planting.




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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 mid-range juniper - great for hedge & border plantings.




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Very similar in growth habit to 'Gold Lace' - slightly lower in height. Light green base color that is highlighted with bright yellow accents. Very hardy with a good growth rate. Color peaks spring thru mid summer.




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Gold Star Juniper Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper

Very similar in growth habit to 'Gold Lace' - slightly lower growing when mature. Light green base color with bright yellow highlights. Very hardy, good growth rate. Makes a good medium accent or foreground planting.





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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.




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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.




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Grey Owl Juniper Grey Owl Juniper Old Gold Juniper

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!!




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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!!




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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.



Old Gold Juniper Juniperus davurica Expansa Parsoni Saybrook Gold Juniper

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. Nice blue / green foliage color year round.




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Saybrook Gold Juniper is a mid level, spreading with needle-like foliage. Super bright yellow foliage in the spring & summer, with a darker bronze color in winter. Superb color - makes a good foreground planting or accent.




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Saybrook Gold Juniper Golden Vicary Privet Howardi Ligustrum

Saybrook Gold Juniper is a mid level, spreading with needle-like foliage. Super bright yellow foliage in the spring & summer, with a darker bronze color in winter. Superb color - makes a good foreground planting or accent.




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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. Semi-evergreen in colder climates.




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Howardi has dark, deep, glossy green mature foliage - with new leaves being a bright yellow color. Excellent disease resistance, growth rate, and colors makes this plant a great hedge choice. Responds well to trimming.




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Howardi Ligustrum Jack Frost Ligustrum Jack Frost Ligustrum

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, hardy hedge choice.




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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.




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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.




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Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum Nandina domestica Compacta

Superb burgundy foliage with contrasting hot pink tassel-like flowers. Daruma is by far the most compact, densely branched Loropetalum available today. Provides excellent color & contrast in group & foundation plantings.




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




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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.




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Nandina domestica Compacta Golden Ninebark Golden Ninebark
Ninebark - Gold Nugget / Size 1
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Ninebark - Gold Nugget / Size 2
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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.




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Semi-dwarf, golden colored variety of Ninebark. Smaller, more compact growth habit with the same hardiness that Ninebark is known for - and great color. Benefits from trimming / shaping, especially when young.




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Semi-dwarf, golden colored variety of Ninebark. Smaller, more compact growth habit with the same hardiness that Ninebark is known for - and great color. Benefits from trimming / shaping, especially when young.




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Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
Pittosporum - Glen's Compact Green / Size 1
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Super glossy evergreen foliage on a nice compact Pittosporum shrub. One of the most compact ones we have seen. Fragrant small flowers in mid spring. Great plant for full sun locations, or even in areas with moderate shade.




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Same beautiful Pittosporum variety as our Size 1 Glen's Compact, but a larger, older plant with a larger rootball as well. Average age is at least 3 yrs old for this product - these are a great deal!




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The most compact form of Pittosporum available. Glossy leaves & fragrant seasonal flowers make this shrub perfect for small accents, patio/container gardening, or foundation use. Sun or shade - can be used in either situation.




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Apricot Drift Rose Coral Drift Rose Popcorn Drift Rose
Rose - Apricot Drift / Size 1
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Apricot Drift is a low growing, groundcover type rose. Has some of the darkest foliage of all the Drift Roses. Wonderful double blooms in peachy / pink pastel hues, with a slight but pleasant fragrance.




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Probably the most vibrant color of all the Drift Series Roses. Bloom color is just outstanding - truly hard to describe. You will NOT be disappointed with this plant! Nice yellow center in each bloom.




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The newest Drift Rose variety - same great traits of the other varieties. Bloom color starts as a bright yellow bud, then opens to creamy yellow, and fades to white with age. Very popular color variety!




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