Top 5 Evergreen Hedges For Houston

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 2/18/16, 6:50 AM
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In landscapes, hedges are most commonly used to define a border, create a sound barrier, or create privacy. To have this year-round appeal on your landscape, evergreen hedges are a must. We carry many different types of evergreen hedges that range from just a couple of feet to tree size hedges that can block out your neighbor's second story window. 


Italian Cypress
The Italian Cypress is more than just an attractive, space-saving tree. Does your property need more privacy? A fast grower and a great choice for mass planting, many homeowners living in tract housing may want to plant tall and wide Italian Cypress trees for use as a privacy hedge. Does too much wind bother you? Homeowners living in high wind areas will appreciate the windbreak features of these magnificent trees, too.

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Japanese Blueberry
The Japanese Blueberry is a visually appealing evergreen due to its dense, lush foliage and striking leaf color throughout the year which provides a fantastic backdrop for contrasting flowers and shrubs. It thrives in full sun and handle the cold extremely well. It has become one of Houston’s most planted hedge variety and is an excellent choice for just about any landscape. 

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Carolina Cherry
Native to the Southeastern United States, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular choice for its minimal maintenance, natural upright conical shape, and ability to tolerate heat, drought, and wind. The Carolina Cherry is a small to medium-sized evergreen with dark green, lustrous wavy-edged foliage on brown thornless stems. They can be easily sheared into a tall screen or sound barrier which make them a near-perfect option for many homes. 


Named after its bright crimson bottlebrush shaped plumes, this evergreen works as colorful hedge that makes for a fantastic addition to any landscape. The Bottlebrush blooms in spring with some off-season blooms in the fall that attract pollinating insects and hummingbirds. Shape into nearly any size desirable and enjoy its beauty year-round.

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Wax Leaf Privet
This dense and rounded evergreen is named after its thick and waxy leaves that are smooth to the touch. The Wax Leaf Privet has many landscape applications; it can be used as a hedge, tall screen, grouped with underplantings, topiaries, and inside containers. It blooms long panicles of strongly scented white flowers throughout the spring. 


From dense shade to flowering hedges, we’re sure to have the perfect evergreen hedge for your landscape. If you have any questions regarding proper care of these hedges, be sure to contact one of our nursery pros at any of our Houston area locations. 

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