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Our 8’ – 14’ Spruce or Arborvitae trees make an excellent border tree that provides year round colorful screening as well as a protective home and nesting area for many songbirds
Norway Spruce -Norway Spruce is just the thing if you are looking for a large, hardy tree for your property. These beautiful evergreens have many appealing traits: they are strong enough to stand up to high winds, snow and ice; they thrive in a variety of different soils; they are the fastest growing spruce at a rate of two to three feet per year. Their strength and size make them perfect for windbreaks. Attractive, majestic, and easy to care for, Norway spruce is the perfect choice for those looking for a fast-growing tree to beautify their landscape all year long.
Blue Spruce – Colorado blue spruce trees have silvery-blue needles that are prickly to the touch and aromatic. The pyramidal shape of Colorado blue spruce makes them the classic choice. They thrive in a variety of soils and prefer full to partial sun. They can be planted in rows to form windbreaks, but are equally effective as specimen trees. Colorado blue spruce trees are valuable in deer country, as their prickly texture and strong aroma render them conveniently deer-resistant. In the snowy north, where landscapes can look barren in winter, evergreens such as Colorado blue spruce trees can provide much needed winter interest. These trees average growth is 1 foot per year.
Serbian Spruce – Serbian spruce is an exceptional conifer worthy of planting anywhere. It is very hardy, especially in the Midwest where limestone-based soils are abundant. This tree is certainly a welcome choice where space is limited. The upswept branch habit at the tips allows the silvery white undersides of the needles to be seen, creating a two-toned color effect in the landscape. The tree has a moderate growth rate of up to 1 foor per year. Serbian spruce trees grow well in the full sun to partial shade. These trees are commonly considered one of the best spruces for ornamental use.
Canadian Hemlock – Canadian hemlock are pyramidal or conical in shape and their small needles give them a fine texture. The needles are dark green on top and light green underneath. They often serve as specimen plants or as privacy screens. Two virtues of Canadian hemlock trees are that they are shade tolerant and make relatively little mess. They can be planted in a variety of soils. The slow-growing evergreen can be planted in the large range of full sun to full shade.
Black Hill Spruce – Black hills spruce is an ornamental evergreen with dark green to bluish needles. They are very dense, conical in shape, and ideal in windbreaks or screens. Slow growing at 1 foot per year, they are very resistant to wind and winter injury. Black hills spruce are considered to be among the hardiest of evergreens and prefer full to partial sun. They require very little, if any, pruning and are disliked by deer.
Techny Arborvitae – The Techny is a clone of its parent plant the White Cedar or American Arborvitae. This special cultivar was found growing in Mission Gardens in Techny Illinois and due to its strong characteristics has been cloned ever since. It is a medium growing (12-18 inches) evergreen that has a dark green soft foliage. It grows to the height of 12-18 feet and can be pruned as desired. A 10 ft Techny is about 5 ft wide. Foliage density starts out more open than an Emerald Green but thickens tremendously with age, providing good screening. Techny Arborvitae has shown to be a better plant for use in windbreaks than any other Arborvitae and is more drought resistant. When you purchase the Techny from us we will install a drip hose at base of the tree, this can be connected to a garden hose which will save you time and water. After planting, we will tell you how often to water, usually once every 2 weeks.
Emerald Green Arborvitae – The Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the thickest evergreens you can plant. It’s traditional narrow , pyramid shape makes it an attractive addition to any yard. The Emerald Green is your best choice for tight areas to create a green wall. Planted 3 feet apart, within a few years you will have a solid, neat and tidy privacy hedge that you will never have to trim. The Emerald Green grows 8″-12″ per year and does best in full sun or partial shade.
Mulch is very important and required for our tree guarantee. Mulch conserves moisture and promotes water and air penetration. The back filled soil surrounding your new trees needs to be covered with mulch for proper tree care.