|Alaskan Cedar "Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis Pendula" is a slow growing plant, but if you have the patience
and a full sun area, it can be worth the wait! It makes a great weeping screening. Alaskan Cedar has very
few insect or disease problems and is easy to maintain because of it's slow growth habit. In areas where
deer are present, I would recommend your deer proof spraying it for the winter months up to five feet.
|Thuja Green Giant will grow from 3 to 5 feet per year and will eventually grow to 50 feet or more.
Arborvitae Green Giant "Thuja Standishii Plicata" makes a fantastic tall and sturdy hedge with a fairly narrow
spread. The color is a deep lustrous green and is pleasantly fragrant. Thuja Green Giant is drought tolerant
after it is well established, exhibits no significant pest or disease problems, is bagworm resistant and is
hardy to -25F. Deer Resistant!
|Leyland Cypress "Cupressocyparis Leylandii" Leyland Cypress are the most popular privacy tree in the
United States. They grow very fast and thicken to create a solid wall. Grows rapidly – up to 3-4 ft. per year
and is easily pruned to your desired height and shape. They can grow as high as fifty to sixty feet and
fifteen to twenty feet in width. In areas where deer are present, I would recommend your deer proof
spraying it up to five feet. They are hardy in our area to about five degrees below zero.
|'Emerald Green' arborvitae usually reaches just 12'-14', with a spread of 3'-4'. Its foliage comes in flat
sprays and, if you look closely, the needles appear covered in scales. Since this tree is not
drought-tolerant, water well during hot summers and mulch generously to hold in some of that water. It is
probably planted as a hedge in our area more than most other arborvitae's because of it's sturdy branches.
In areas where deer are present, I would recommend your deer proof spraying it for the winter months up
to five feet.
|Canadian Hemlock "Tsuga Canadensis" is so beautiful it is often called the most graceful of all
evergreens. The foliage is a soft blue green color that grows in flat, feathery layers all the way to the
ground. It can be sheared to any formal shape desired. Whether it's sheared, or left un-sheared, this hedge
remains neat and attractive. It is one of the fastest growing of all evergreen hedges. You can count on it to
grow 1-3' annually and make one of the best of all evergreen hedges. The Canadian Hemlock will grow in
shade, but prefers full sun or partial shade and plenty of moisture. They are prone to insect problems and
need to be sprayed regularly. In areas where deer are present, I would recommend your deer proof
spraying it for the winter months up to five feet.
|Norway Spruce "Picea Abies" grows to 100' and 30-40' wide, so it is difficult to keep them as a
controllable, sheared hedge. Where space permits, they are the best choice for a fast screen. This species
is quite soil adaptable and will grow well in moderate shade to full sun. They are tough enough to withstand
wind and salt along the coast and roadsides. They can get pine weevil and gall aphid, neither of which are
very serious pests on healthy trees. Unless driven by starvation, deer rarely do much damage to spruce.
|Rhododendron "Maximum" are excellent
privacy screens for shady areas that are not
exposed to wind. They can reach 8'to 12" tall;
and, they tend to spread sideways and often
have branches rooting as they touch the
ground. So, they can become a broad, dense
screen in a shady spot.
|Cap Yew (Taxus cusp. "Capitata") and Hicks Yew
(Taxus media "Hicksii") are also good shade
hedges, if deer are not a problem. They do well
in sun, tolerate heavy or light soil, and wet or
dry areas. They can be easily shaped, especially
if trimmed severely before new growth starts,
and, if needed, lightly again in August.
|Buxus sempervirens - box hedge, common boxwood. Miniature hedge or edging / formal clipped garden
hedge, typical hedge height: 3/4' (slow growing), great for formal sculpting and shade tolerant hedge.