Evergreen trees are a timeless addition to many homes and landscapes. They have been around for hundreds of years and will be around for hundreds more. While other deciduous trees lose their leaves over the winter, evergreens maintain their dark green color all year round. This also makes an easy to nonexistent cleanup!
Their low maintenance qualities also make them great contenders for your next landscape project. These include being drought tolerant once established, tolerant of a multitude of soil types, and easy to care for. So much so, that any novice gardener or landscaper can handle these green beauties! If you do experience any type of issue check out our blog on How to Save an Evergreen Tree from Dying for more info.
Buying evergreen trees for your landscape is something you will cherish and reap the benefits from.
The Longleaf Pine is a native tree found in woodland areas of the southern United States. The long needle-like leaves of this conifer provide shelter and food for wildlife. They can live for hundreds of years.
If you are looking for an evergreen that produces red berries, look no further than the Oakleaf Holly. The pyramidal shape and year round interest make this fast growing shrub a favorite! The red berries attract wildlife like birds.
The fastest growing evergreen trees for privacy would be the Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant. They can grow up to 3-5 feet per year and provide privacy quickly! The Leyland gets taller than the thuja so choose your planting sites wisely.
Not only do these trees provide visual interest, but there are also many other uses for evergreen trees such as a windbreak, privacy screen, or barrier from cold temperatures. Adding these trees can also increase your home value.
Shop our selection of potted Evergreen Trees for sale. We have a great selection of sizes, shapes, textures, and varieties for your home landscape. Check your USDA zone before choosing and planting your new evergreen. Most are tolerant of a variety of climates but some cannot handle the cold temperatures of the north.
Check out the Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on choosing and planting these green giants.
Evergreen Tree Care
How to Plant Evergreen Trees
Planting evergreen trees is dependent on the look you’re going for. Plant these fast growing trees in a single row to act as a privacy fence at the edge of your property line. You can plant them in a double row with multiple varieties to spice it up and bring diversity to your yard. These trees grow fast and will provide protection from strong wind gusts and from people walking by or peering in.
Best Time to Plant Evergreen Trees
The best time to plant evergreen trees is in the Spring when the soil is at its best and so is the weather.
Pruning Evergreen Trees
If the height is not your desired look, you can prune your evergreens into a privacy hedge or any shape for that matter. Learn more about how to trim your evergreen trees by visiting our Privacy Trees blog.
Evergreen Tree Fertilizer
Evergreen trees need a “complete” fertilizer that has as many nutrients as possible. It is recommended to have a ratio of 10-8-15 for ideal fertilization. Our slow release fertilizer will work perfectly!
Types of Evergreen Trees for Landscaping
There are so many different types of Evergreen trees whether you want privacy ( Thujas), a hedge (Oak Leaf Holly), or if you’re just looking for a potted tree (Sky Pencil Holly).
Evergreen Trees in Winter
Although evergreen trees are green year round they can’t be planted in winter, but you can protect them from the winter months. To keep your evergreen healthy and warm during the winter months you will want to add a 2 inch layer of mulch. This will help keep the roots of the tree warm and provide it with nutrients. The best thing about evergreen trees is that they will stay green all winter long!
Evergreen Trees for Pots
Although trees thrive best when planted in the ground, there are a few that can be kept in pots. A few evergreens that thrive in pots are Little Gem Magnolias, Sky Pencil Holly, and Podocarpus.
What Is the Fastest Growing Evergreen Tree?
One of the fastest growing evergreen trees is the Thuja Green Giant. This enormous tree can grow up to 5ft per year and reach heights of 60ft tall.
Are there Dwarf Evergreen Trees?
Yes! There are dwarf evergreen trees. Here is a list of some of our favorite evergreen dwarf varieties: Dwarf Podocarpus Pringles, Little Gem Magnolia, and Dwarf Burford Holly.