Know Your Plants

February 21 2019
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Green Velvet Boxwood

If you appreciate artfully manicured hedges, the green velvet boxwood provides the dense foliage, bright green hue and low-lying stature for creating a best-in-the-neighborhood display. Even if you choose not to prune, this hardy evergreen will hold its wonderfully rounded form. Perhaps the best characteristic of green velvet boxwood is that it retains its deep […]

February 21 2019
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Blue Point Juniper

Whether as a wind screen, privacy border or accent, a Blue Point juniper tree makes a majestic addition to any landscape. Blue Point junipers can grow as tall as 14 feet, with a pyramidal shape and dense, glossy, blue-green foliage. Plant Blue Point juniper in full sun to partial shade, and well-drained soil. Through the […]

January 15 2019
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Emerald Green Arborvitae

With its slender shape and medium height, emerald green arborvitae is often used as a screen for those who want privacy but not necessarily complete isolation. The pyramidal tree is dense, yet elegant; tall, yet moderate. Emerald green arborvitaes prefer deep, well-drained soil and full sun. Frequent watering during the first year will allow these […]

January 15 2019
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Green Giant Arborvitae

If you’re searching for a fast-growing tree to provide hedges or screening, the green giant arborvitae is a top pick. Also known as the Thuja Green Giant, this evergreen grows at an impressive pace of up to three feet per year, eventually reaching upward of 50 feet tall! When high winds whip through New Jersey, […]

December 27 2018
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Birdsnest Spruce

While many spruces stand tall and triangular, the birdsnest spruce is unique for its flat, round stature. It is essentially a mound of bright green foliage that grows out instead of up. Perhaps the best quality of this dwarf cultivar is that its foliage remains lush year-round, with minimal maintenance required. Its low, slow growth […]

December 27 2018

Skip Laurel

Looking for a large shrub to provide privacy for your garden or backyard? Look no further than skip laurel, also known as any combination of schip, schipka and cherry laurel. This evergreen shrub requires virtually no maintenance once established and will grow up to two feet per year to its mature height of 10-18 feet. […]

November 19 2018
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Dragon Lady Holly

Dragon Lady holly could very well be the best-named plant around. Evergreen, elegant and easy to care for, this shrub can be used in virtually any landscape. Growing to approximately 15 feet tall by 6 feet wide, Dragon Lady holly is one of the slimmer trees you’ll find. When planted in full sun to partial […]

November 19 2018
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Oak Leaf Holly

From the prized Red Holly series sprouts Oak Leaf holly, the most upright of its hybrid relatives. This evergreen shrub grows in a pyramidal shape, with bright red berries in winter and bronze to burgundy leaf growth in spring. Oak Leaf holly brings year-round interest and privacy. Plant it in partial to full sun and […]

October 09 2018
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Norway Spruce

Its scientific name is Picea abies, but most people see it simply as the Christmas tree. Growing up to 60 feet tall at a rapid rate of approximately two feet per year, the Norway spruce makes for an impressive—and, in December, convenient—addition to a sprawling backyard landscape. This towering tree is native to Europe and […]

October 09 2018
serbian spruce

Serbian Spruce

While many spruce trees are wide and full, the Serbian spruce is unique for its slender frame. Make no mistake, however, this spruce is still hardy enough to withstand New Jersey’s cold winters and hot summers. Growing as tall as 60 feet with a 20-25-foot spread, Serbian spruce is an ideal addition to a landscape […]