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Hedging Windbreak and Screening


CURRENT, ALPINE

Is a very hardy hedge plant that can be kept trimmed to any desired height from 18 inches to 4 feet. The abundant green, glossy foliage leafs out in spring and forms a dense hedge. Small greenish flowers flower in April-May. Responds well to shearing. Grows well in sun or shade.

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ARBORVITAE TECHNY GLOBE

Globe-shaped evergreen that grows 3 to 4 feet tall with a spread of 4 to 5 feet. Foliage is very dark green Needs to be trimmed to keep its globe shape. Most commonly used in foundation plantings and hedges. This plant tolerates considerably more drought and low humidity than other varieties.

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PINE AUSTRIAN

The Austrian Pine is a handsome evergreen tree with densely branched conical form when young, becoming umbrella shaped with age. The darkest green of all the pines consisting of heavy, long needles with a strong "Northwood" fragrance. Becomes very picturesque with age.

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CHOKEBERRY AUTUMN MAGIC

Features showy panicles of white flowers with brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has forest green foliage. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries from late summer right through to late winter. Height: 4 feet Spread: 3 feet.

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SPRUCE BLACK HILLS

A shapely "Christmas tree" type evergreen, with short, blue-green needles. It shears easily and is a useful midsized blue-colored spruce that works perfectly in the suburban landscape. Dense and rugged enough for windbreaks. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

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DOGWOOD CARDINAL

This top performer is valued for its bright red winter twig color and versatility. Creamy white flowers appear in spring along with dark green foliage followed by white fruit in the summer. In autumn leaves turn an attractive reddish-purple. Add into all landscapes for bright winter color.

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HEMLOCK CANADIAN

The Canadian hemlock grows well in shade and is very long lived, with the oldest recorded specimen being at least 554 years old. An excellent choice for a low-maintenance hedge or screen. Many dense branches form a bushy column of evergreen foliage. Retains dark green foliage color through winter.

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CEDAR EASTERN RED

There is not much green in the winter landscape of the Great Plains. Thus the Eastern Red Cedar becomes a vital source of shelter for many birds and mammals when it gets real cold and nasty. Grows in fields, on roadsides and woods as understory tree.

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SPRUCE COLORADO BLUE

A handsome tree with rigid tiered branches densely covered with stiff gray-blue needles. Tall enough to screen the view from second or third-story windows. Gorgeous in estate-sized forests of broadleaf and conifers, where it stands out against deciduous trees and snow.

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SPRUCE FAT ALBERT

A superb evergreen conifer, with its rich blue needles. Dense-branching, broadly pyramidal form makes it a wonderful living Christmas tree. This is the ideal spruce for the small garden. Reaching just fifteen feet tall, it is excellent for front lawns in the most limited landscapes.

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HONEYSUCKLE (GENERAL)

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and resistant to deer, Honeysuckle prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade, likes any well-drained soil and has moderate water needs. They stand out in the understory of forests as the first shrubs to leaf out in the spring and the last to lose their leaves in the fall.

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LILAC COMMON PURPLE

Lilacs are among the best-known, classic spring-flowering shurbs. For generations of reliable bloom and sweet fragrance, generally before Memorial Day, these sturdy shrubs are in a class by themselves. Most Lilacs prefer full sun and neutral to slightly alkaline soil.

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MAPLE AMUR

This tree has a graceful, irregular shape formed by slender spreading branches. Extremely hardy, it is an excellent landscape plant, and offers outstanding fall color. Clusters of small, fragrant yellowish-white flowers in bloom in spring. Ideally sized accent tree for smaller yards.

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LILAC MISS KIM

This hardy Lilac from Korea has abundant purple buds that open to single, fragrant, pale lilac flowers. A small deciduous shrub that displays dark green foliage with a burgundy tint in fall. Beautiful as an accent or a specially trained topiary.

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COTONEASTER, PEKING

Valuable hedge material for difficult soils. In spring it produces reddish flowers, followed by interesting, long-lasting black fruit. Brilliant orange-red foliage in autumn adds great contrast in the garden. An easy care plant, this Contoneaster thrives in poor soil and needs little maintenance.

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PINE WHITE

Extremely useful, fast growing pine perfect for windbreaks and tall screens. Pyramidal form with strong horizontal branches holding attractive blue-green needles. Grows well in almost any type of soil. Fast growing to 50 to 80 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.

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PINE SCOTCH

Small white needles emerge from bright white candles and gradually mature to long green needles with white tips giving the entire tree a frosted appearance. A striking specimen. Evergreen. Moderate growing 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 25 ft. wide.

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PINE PONDEROSA

Native throughout western North America. It is third in importance as a source of timber. In the landscape, Ponderosa Pine has a broadly columnar form when young, developing a rounded crown with age. Attaining a height of 40-70 ft. The Ponderosa pine prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is fairly tolerant of drought, alkaline, and saline soils.

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POPLAR THEVES

A popular and beautiful landscape tree that resembles the Lombardy poplar in shape, but is much hardier and longer lived. Foliage is green with a silvery underside creating a delightful flashing effect with the slightest breeze. Widely used for screen and background planting or anywhere a narrow, columnar tree is desired.

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ARBORVITAE PYRAMIDAL

Fast growing, hardy, narrow, cone-shaped evergreen. A tough, yet elegant and formal evergreen with lovely bright green, soft foliage. Valuable for a columnar effect in landscapes. May be lined up for visual barrier, informal hedge or moderate windscreen. It's columnar for makes it extremely versatile.

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SERVICEBERRY AUTUMN BRILLIANCE

This tremendously popular tree offers fragrant white blossoms in spring, followed by showy, sweet purplish-black fruit. Heavily branched, Autumn Brilliance has an interesting spreading branch pattern, and attractive light gray bark. This exceptionally bright tree is a good focal point for an all native gardens.

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ARBORVITAE TECHNY

This is the Arborvitae of choice for tougher conditions! Techny Arborvitae has a broadly based pyramidal form with dense foliage that maintains its handsome dark green coloring all year. It grows well in full sun or light shade and is very winter hardy.

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JUNIPER SKYROCKET

A stately, columnar form that resembles a skyrocket and is one the narrowest junipers available. It has attractive silver blue-green foliage and the scale-like leaves remain silver blue-green through the winter. A super windbreak plant in both cold or hot climates. This unique Juniper is very durable and versatile.

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JUNIPER MOONGLOW

Broad pyramidal form makes an excellent landscape accent and is a rugged and reliable plant. Soft textured silvery-blue needle-like foliage and attractive blue berries are excellent for articulation in difficult landscape situations like large-scale screening, massive hedges and windbreaks. As its name suggests, the silver-gray foliage will reflect light under strong moonlight.

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VIBURNUM BLUE MUFFIN

A shrub that puts on a lovely spring show of profusion creamy white flowers. Blooms in June above the glossy, dark green foliage. The branching is upright and spreading, arching over at the tips. Then it makes another spectacular display in autumn with clusters of blue-black fruit amid brilliant yellow foliage.

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WENTWORTH AMERICAN HIGH BUSH

A handsome, quick covering hedge valued for a brilliant display of large, bright red fall berries. The fruit is excellent tasting and is good for making preserves. Fabulous fall foliage coloring. Attractive creamy white flowers on a dense, upright form. Its red fruit make it a fine way to bring birds into the garden.

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ARBORVITAE WINTERGREEN

Columnar, pyramidal form arborvitae with foliage that is coarser than other selections. The plant holds good green color all winter Very hardy, undemanding plant that require virtually no pruning / trimming to maintain their natural shape. Arborvitaes can adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions.

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ARBORVITAE WOODWARD

Dwarf, globe-shaped evergreen that never needs trimming to keep its shape. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall with a spread of 4 to 5 feet. Foliage is very dark green, turning brown in winter. This plant tolerates considerably more drought and low humidity than other varieties.

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