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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 Golden Barberry

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.





PROVIDES GREAT COLOR CONTRAST

Golden Barberry has super bright solid yellow foliage which retains its color well, except for in areas with lots of shade, where the leaves will then turn more of a lime green color. A very dense form of Barberry, and is relatively slow-growing when compared to other varieties of this species.




Green Barberry Red Barberry Red Superba Barberry
Barberry - Green / Size 1
Our Price : $5.50
Barberry - Red / Size 1
Our Price : $5.25

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.





TRADITIONAL FAVORITE YEAR AFTER YEAR

Red Barberry is a widely used shrub for hedges, accents, and borders. Foliage has a purplish / red shade to it, along with a nice deep green base color. Very, very prickly thorny "barbs" are present on all the branches, which makes this plant a great natural barrier.





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

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.




Golden Dream Boxwood  / Buxus Green Gem Boxwood Green Gem Boxwood

VERY NICE BOXWOOD SELECTION - GOOD COLOR

Golden Dream Boxwood is an extremely handsome boxwood variety that features very small, dense foliage which has bright green and yellow variegation throughout the entire plant. Makes a great low growing hedge or foreground planting landscape choice.



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.








Green Mountain Boxwood Green Mountain Boxwood Green Velvet Boxwood/Buxus

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.





VERY POPULAR HEDGE / SHRUB CHOICE

Nice, small, bright green oval shaped leaves adorn this hardy little boxwood. Very dense, compact growth makes Green Velvet Boxwood an excellent choice for borders, and small to medium height hedging when planted closely together. One of our best selling boxwoods year after year.




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

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.





SLIGHTLY LARGER SIZE THAN SIZE 1

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 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 POPULAR VERSATILE BOXWOOD SELECTION

Wintergreen Boxwood is an evergreen shrub best suited for use a a hedge or low growing border. Fairly small, oblong dark green leaves all year long. Extremely durable, and responds very well to trimming / shaping of any kind. One of our best sellers year after year!!





LARGER SIZE - BEAUTIFUL PLANTS!!

Wintergreen Boxwood is an evergreen shrub best suited for use a a hedge or low growing border. Fairly small, oblong dark green leaves all year long. Nice hardy shrub that is widely used for a variety of hedge / border. foundation uses.




Globosa Nana Cryptomeria Blue Cascade Distylium Hybrid Coppertone Distylium Hybrid

WONDERFUL SMALL GLOBE SHAPED CRYPTOMERIA

Globosa Nana Cryptomeria has dense, dome shaped foliage consisting of very bright green needle-like sprays which tend to gracefully bow over as this plant matures. Very low maintenance, and nice rounded globe shape.





NEW DISTYLIUM INTRODUCTION - GREAT FOR HEDGING, FOUNDATION PLANTINGS, ETC


A newer Distylium introduction, Blue Cascade has a great dense branching habit with beautifully colored evergreen foliage that is slightly smaller than most all of the other Distylium hybrids that are now emerging into the landscape market. Foliage is very dark green with a heavy bluish , almost bluish grey cast to it. A stunning, low maintenance, pest & disease resistant evergreen selection.










ANOTHER NEW HYBRID DISTYLIUM - PROBABLY OUR FAVORITE OF THEM ALL!!


Coppertone Distylium is a nice dense Distylium hybrid with a slightly rounded growth habit. Evergreen foliage has superb color with new growth having a rich coppery reddish color, maturing into a dark green blue color. Great hedge or foreground plant. New growth retains reddish color, giving the plant an almost "multicolored" appearance. This particular plant shows a lot of promise for a wide variety of landscape uses in the near future.



New For 2014





Spring Frost Distylium Hybrid Vintage Jade Distylium Hybrid Burning Bush Euonymus

STRONG, HARDY CHOICE FOR AN EVERGREEN FOUNDATION PLANTING OR ACCENT!!


Spring Frost is a slightly smaller variety of Distylium hybrid shrub whose distinguishing feature is new foliage growth that is a frosty white color. Mature foliage is evergreen, and a wonderful medium green color. Works great as a foundation planting or accent. Very low maintenance - virtually disease & pest free. Can even be used as an edging planting along sides of walkways, almost as a ground cover or lower height planting around taller trees.



New For 2014






VERY PROMISING EVERGREEN HYBRID - GREAT FOR GROUND COVER OR LOW GROWING HEDGE ACCENTS


Vintage Jade is a new introduction from a group of Distylium hybrids that are becoming quite popular in today's landscapes due to their outstanding hardiness, disease and pest resistance, heat and drought tolerance, and beautiful thick foliage. Small reddish / maroon flowers appear in late winter, giving some nice seasonal interest.










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 !!!




Burning Bush Euonymus Golden Euonymus Green Boxleaf Euonymus

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.





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.

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.


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.





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.




Lynwood Gold Forsythia China Boy Hybrid Holly China Girl Hybrid Holly

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 Sky Pencil Holly / Ilex 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.





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.






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.

Blue Pfitzer Juniper Gold Lace Juniper Gold Lace Juniper

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.




GOOD COLOR CONTRAST - GOOD HARDINESS

Gold Lace is an absolutely stunning juniper with dark forest green foliage with all the new growth trimmed in bright, vibrant golden yellow. Very hardy with good growth rate.





VERY NICE PLANTS - NEW SIZE NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Gold Lace is an absolutely stunning juniper with dark forest green foliage with all the new growth trimmed in bright, vibrant golden yellow. Very hardy with good growth rate. One of the best yellow colored Pfitzer type junipers we have ever seen. Color is most intense in spring through mid summer.




Gold Star Juniper Gold Star 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.






Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper Grey Owl Juniper Grey Owl Juniper

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.


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!!




Holger Juniper Holger Juniper Old Gold Juniper
Juniper - Holger / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95
Juniper - Holger / Size 2
Our Price : $9.50

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.


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
Juniper - Parsoni / Size 2
Our Price : $8.95
Deal of the Day Price: $6.99

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.


ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES FOR LOW MAINTENANCE EVERGREEN GROUNDCOVER


Parsoni Juniper is a great choice for a low growing groundcover evergreen border in areas where other species have failed. Extremely adaptable, and extremely low maintenance Parsoni Juniper is especially well suited for areas with high humidity.








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 Variegated Parsoni Juniper Variegated Parsoni Juniper

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 NICE JUNIPER - HARDY CHOICE


  Variegated Parsoni is a moderate growing juniper with very dense, compact foliage. Variegation consists of a sage green base color with a soft creamy white mixed throughout the plant. Very hard juniper variety to find.


SLIGHTLY LARGER PLANT SIZE

Variegated Parsoni is a moderate growing juniper with very dense, compact foliage. Variegation consists of a sage green base color with a soft creamy white mixed throughout the plant. Very hard juniper variety to find.




Golden Vicary Privet Howardi Ligustrum Howardi Ligustrum

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 Capitata Yew
Yew - Capitata / Size 1
Our Price : $5.95

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.





DENSE FORMAL PYRAMIDAL GROWTH - WIDE VARIETY OF LANDSCAPE USES

Capitata Yew is a very nice yew variety with good dark green color year round. Can be pruned / trimmed in order to be kept at just about any height & width. Slow steady growth allows for a very formal, precise shape to be maintained if desired.




Densiformis Spreading Yew Hicksii Upright Yew

EXCELLENT LANDSCAPE CHOICE - GOOD FOUNDATION PLANT

Densiformis is a very densely growing shrub form of Yew - many times twice as wide as it is tall. Nice deep green needles, with new growth emerging as a brighter green and eventually maturing to deep green.





NICE UPRIGHT GROWTH - DARK GREEN COLOR

Hicksii Yew is an upright growing yew with good dark green colored needle type foliage. Has an almost columnar shape. Responds very well to shearing, and can be maintained at various widths & heights if needed. Makes a nice, upright evergreen hedge or border planting.




   
 


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