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Evergreen Trees: Top 5 for the Holidays and Beyond

Blair Brown — May 30, 2019

Imagine green, full-bodied foliage through the holidays and the months to come, despite the cold weather. With our Evergreen Trees, it’s possible...and unbelievably easy. These amazing varieties provide beauty in the bleak, barren winter landscape, plus an array of other benefits that make them landscape must-haves.

And though we love taking advantage of their vibrant, rich looks during this festive time of year, they’re perfect from season to season. Covered in snow, shielding other barren trees, and offering the perfect festive backdrop. Is there anything that Evergreen Trees can't do?

Evergreens for Winter...and Beyond

When planted in rows, the foliage of Evergreens grows together, creating a thick living wall that prevents winter weather issues. Basically, they act as windscreens to protect your yard and home, keeping it warmer.

Plus, some Evergreens boast pine cones and berries, which act as a food source for hungry birds…and double as holiday-ready decor. Combining luxuriance with low-maintenance, Evergreens are one-of-a-kind – is there anything not to love? Check out our favorites below!

1. Thuja Green Giant

It’s not really a post about Evergreens if we don’t talk about our Thuja Green Giant, right?

Much-needed privacy from neighbors with very little space: The Thuja is a living evergreen fence with lush, vibrant foliage.

It’s simple. The Thuja is drought tolerant, insect resistant and disease resistant, so it’s beauty and brawn, without all the work.

2. Hetz Midget Thuja

Not all Evergreens have to be large to impress. In fact, Hetz Midget Thujas are amazing for their soft yet thick green foliage that gives them a perfectly rounded shape.

And when they’re used to frame your home as a foundation plant, the Hetz offers insulation, holding heat during the winter and cool air in the summer, which will help to cut down on heating and cooling bills. For the holidays, drape them in lights for instant holiday decor that’s festive and simple.

3. The Colorado Blue Spruce

Even though ‘green’ is right in the name, Evergreens do boast slight variances in shades of color. Take the Colorado Blue Spruce, for instance, which has a dusty blue shade. Because of its unique look, its foliage stands out as the perfect backdrop for fall color in the autumn, as a one-of-a-kind silhouette during winter, and as a purveyor of spring flowers in the warmer months.

Colorado Blue Spruce

Even better? Their size makes them the ideal choice for a privacy hedge because they’re tall enough to block wandering eyes or errant noise.

4. Canadian Hemlock

Synonymous with a classically festive look, the Canadian Hemlock grows in a conical silhouette, with cascading branches for extra volume. And since Canadians boast a shape similar to the timeless Christmas tree, with the twist of unique foliage and year-round growth, they’re a staple for the season and beyond.

Plus, when ice and snow cover the arching branches outdoors, the tree is even more stunning.

5. Winter Red Winterberry Holly

Astonishing beauty, redefined by the Winter Red. Each fall season, the deciduous Winterberry Hollies develop vibrant red berries that pop against their foliage. And when the leaves drop, the bright little spheres pop on the Winter Red’s bare stems.

Berries and Green Foliage

Clip a few branches from your Winter Red and bring them inside for effortless holiday decorations.Centerpieces, wreaths and trees shine when they’re draped in clippings from our Winter Red Winterberry Holly.

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at FastGrowingTrees.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.

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