By Garrett Cleverly on March, 1 2016
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Garrett Cleverly

Garrett Cleverly is versed in all native and non native species of plants, trees, succulents, and cacti that grow throughout the southern region. Garrett has a love for gardening and all things outdoors.


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.


Ficus Nitida Columns

Ficus Nitida columns are our most popular choice for use as a formal landscape hedge. These massive evergreens provide ample shade and perform great when planted along property lines for blocking sun, noise, wind, and unwanted views; as well as allowing the exceptional beauty of the property to stand out. The Ficus Nitida Column has lush, dense foliage and strong softwood branches. It can be pruned into almost any shape and handles the warmer summer months very well.



Japanese-blueberry-hedgeJapanese 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.



Carolina cherry laurel hedge

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.



lemon bottle brush hedge plantsBottlebrush

Named after its bright crimson bottlebrush shaped plumes, this evergreen works as a 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 desired and enjoy its beauty year-round.



wax leaf privet hedges

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 Moon Valley Nursery locations


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