These include the Cypresses, Hemlock, Cedars, and Redwoods. They are very popular for many uses in the landscape design, shelterbelt plantings, and just to add some character around the home and garden.
These include the Leyland Cypress, Bald Cypress, Italian Cypress, Western Red Cedar, Arbor-Vitae, Port Orford Cedar, Deador Cedar, and Incense Cedar. We also have the Canadian Hemlock. The Redwoods are related to the cedars and cypresses, includes Coastal Redwood, Giant Sequoia, and the Dawn Redwood. These all can be used as windbreaks and privacy screens, or as stand alone specimens. The drawback is that the cold tolerance of most of these limits where they should be planted.
The Coast Redwood likes it cool and moist, and will tolerate short spells of cold weather below the mid-20's, but generally they prefer warmer winters. Although the southern states are hot, they are also humid, and as long as they get enough water the would grow fine through Zones 7 to 9.
The Cypresses are also not strongly cold tolerant, similar to the redwood, but these can tolerant very hot and dry conditions. These are more cold tolerant of short cold snaps, as low as single digits, but they prefer warmer climates as well. Plant these from Zones 6 to 10.
The Giant Sequoia, Port Orford Cedar, and Incense Cedar are medium in cold tolerance and moisture preferences. They can tolerate temperatures below zero degrees for short periods, and periods of summer drought. Zones 6 to 8 (and maybe into Zone 5) is typical with these.
The best choices for dense evergreen screens are the Canadian Hemlock, Western Red Cedar and Arbor-Vitae. These are closely related, and can withstand the coldest of temperatures, well into Plant Zones 4 and 5 (and Arbor Vitae can go up to Zone 10). They do like being moist, especially during the summer.
Arbor Vitae - Hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 4 to 10, half shade to full sun, medium fast growing, popular as screen or lines.
Canadian Hemlock - Grows up to 60 feet tall, Zones 4 to 9, full shade to full sun, slow to very fast growing, popular as screen or lines. Plant in
wet or moist soils as privacy screens or as a specimen.
Leyland Cypress - Very hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 6 to 10, full sun, fast growing, great for dry areas, screens, hedges, or specimen.
New Items - The Naylor's Blue Leyland, and the Gold Rider Leyland. Same as the regular Leyland Cypress, just some added color varieties... Watch for these, and maybe Book your order early.
Italian Cypress - Very hardy, up to 60 feet tall in a tight columnar shape, Zones 7 to 10, full sun, great for dry areas, screens, hedges, or
plant as a specimen.
Bald Cypress - Very hardy, up to 60 feet tall, Zones 6 to 10, full sun, can be fast growing, great for wet areas, screens, hedges, or a specimen.
Western Red Cedar - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 5 to 8, full shade to full sun, wet areas, good hedge in shade or specimen.
Incense Cedar - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 5 to 8, half shade to full sun, red fiberous bark, medium fast growing, screens or specimen in
Port Orford Cedar - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 6 to 8, half shade to full sun, bluish color, screens or specimen. Good for wetter areas.
Coast Redwood - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 7 to 9, Full shade to full sun, very fast growing, good for wet areas, red fiberous bark,
The Blue Redwood... Just like the regular, but this is one of the bluest hybrids, the "Winter Blue". Plan for this by Booking your order early.
Giant Sequoia - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 6 to 8, prefers full sun, very conical shaped, red fiberous bark, screens or specimen.
Dawn Redwood - Very hardy, up to 80 feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, prefers full sun, fast growing, red fiberous bark, loses needles like a hardwood, specimen tree.
Need large quantities? 100's or even 1,000's? Want other species? Do ask us for a quote. The best time to book for reforestation projects is from fall to early winter. We will quote you prices...
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