Add color and character to your landscape with Evergreen Trees, the perfect pick for year-round visual interest and elegant ease. Whether you choose the iconic Thuja Green Giant or one of our many Holly Trees, you'll have a fresh, richly-hued look that makes a timeless statement.
What are Evergreen Trees?
Basically, it's right in the name: Evergreen Trees stay green year-round and won't drop their leaves, despite the weather. Trees that only keep their foliage year-round in warmer climates are also referred to as Evergreen Trees since they're meant for specific growing zones.
How to Plant Evergreen Trees
Though specific directions will vary from tree to tree, knowing your growing zone is an important first step. After you’ve determined your growing zone, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind for your Evergreen Trees. Most prefer full sun to partial sun (anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil, but check the directions for the specific Evergreen Tree you've purchased.
Your fertilizing and pruning needs will vary as well, but many of them do not require pruning unless you'd like to shape them.
From there, the actual planting process is easy. Select an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball (along with some extra width for mature growth), place your tree and backfill the hole. Finish by watering the surrounding soil and mulching to conserve moisture for your Evergreen Trees.
When to Plant and How to Trim Evergreen Trees
As far as when to plant, we always recommend early spring or fall...before or after the threat of frost has passed. As long as the ground is not frozen, however, your Evergreen Trees should be fine.
Also, keep in mind the mature height and width of your Evergreen Trees, and plant them away from sidewalks, power lines, and structures.
As we mentioned, many Evergreen Trees will not require pruning, but removing dead, diseased or damaged limbs is important. If you're pruning for shaping purposes, ensure you're using clean, sterilized shears and avoid taking off too much of the growth.
All of our Evergreen Trees are carefully prepared and will adapt quickly and easily to any soil or climate. We offer fast-growing picks with superior resistance to pests and diseases and good drought tolerance. This practice and great rooting allow you to succeed and enjoy growing your new Evergreen Trees!