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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 : $5.95

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.


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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.


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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.





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.




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


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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.





Smaller mature sized boxwood with slower growth rate, and super green color year round. Responds very well to trimming, and makes an excellent low hedge or knot garden




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.


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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.

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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.


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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 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!



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

Linebacker has a more upright growth habit, and reaches a taller height than most other Distyliums, making it useful anywhere more height is desired.




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 !!!




Burning Bush Euonymus Golden Euonymus Green Boxleaf Euonymus Japanese 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.





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.




Evergold Forsythia Kumson Forsythia Lynwood Gold Forsythia Carissa Holly
Holly - Carissa / Size 1
Our Price : $7.50

A very attractive, and hardy Forsythia with variegated green & yellow foliage - best color in full sun. Slightly lower growing than many typical Forsythia varieties. Nice plant!!





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.




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




China Boy Hybrid Holly China Girl Hybrid Holly Dwarf Burfordi Holly Nellie Stevens Holly

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




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.




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.





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.




Blue Pfitzer Juniper Blue Pfitzer Juniper Gold Star Juniper Gold Star Juniper

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.




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.



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Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper 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.







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 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.




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.

Juniperus davurica Expansa Parsoni Saybrook Gold Juniper Saybrook Gold Juniper Golden Vicary Privet

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.





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.




Howardi Ligustrum Howardi Ligustrum Jack Frost Ligustrum Jack Frost Ligustrum

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!!





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.




Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum Daruma Compact Ruby Loropetalum Nandina domestica Compacta 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.




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




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.




Nandina domestica Gulfstream Nandina domestica Gulfstream Golden Ninebark Glen Compact Green Pittosporum

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.





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 evergreen foliage on a nice compact Pittosporum shrub. One of the most compact ones we have seen. Fragrant small flowers in mid spring. Very nice!




Glen Compact Green Pittosporum Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum Apricot Drift Rose Coral Drift Rose
Pittosporum - Glen's Compact Green / Size 2
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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 group.







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




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





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!




Popcorn Drift Rose Sweet Drift Rose Dolchica Spirea Froebelli Spirea

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 uniform bloom color & size on this Drift Rose variety. Also the most fragrant of them all. Dark foliage provides a great contrasting backdrop for the pastel blooms.





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 Neon Flash Spirea Reeves / Bridalwreath Spirea Densiformis Spreading Yew
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!





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.




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.




   
 
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