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Thujas to Cypresses: Wintergreen Wednesday

Blair Brown — May 30, 2019

There may be snow on the ground, a chill in the air, or a frost from home to home across the country, especially since the official start of the winter season on December 21st. But yet, it’s still easy being green indoors…or even out, thanks to Thujas, Cypresses and more.

And what better way to celebrate Wintergreen Wednesday than by highlighting a few amazing evergreens that are perfect for dressing up any area, withstanding the cold or elevating curb appeal? Here are a few of our favorite things for the holiday season and beyond.

1. Hinoki Cypress

A fluffy green canopy that sits in a pyramidal shape and an explosion of color all year – there’s nothing better than a simple yet sleek pick.

Plus, the Hinoki won’t take over your yard, because it grows to a manageable height. Hinokis are the perfect size to be kept in containers on the porch or patio, but they will also fit anywhere in the landscape as an accent piece or main attraction.

2. Wintergreen Boxwood

Shrubs and hedges also play a major role in framing and shaping the landscape. For example, the Wintergreen Boxwood has thick foliage perfect for topiary design or container-growing. These Boxwoods can be easily shaped into perfect circles, pyramidal shapes, squares, tree forms and more!

Best of all, you don’t have to constantly trim them to a specific height or in a certain shape. Simply plant your Wintergreens in the ground or in containers, and watch them thrive and glow with their vibrant green hue.

Wintergreen Boxwood

3. Italian Cypress

Dramatic elegance at your entryway, side yard and more: The Italian Cypress fits the bill. Cypresses grow upwards about 3 feet per year to give your landscape a stunning and unique look.

But if you want a more low-maintenance look, you can simply trim your Italian Cypresses back to your desired height. Versatility is synonymous with this coveted Cypress.

Other excellent columnar trees are the Sky Pencil Holly and the Slender Hinoki Cypress.

4. Thujas, Emerald and Green

Last but not least: Trend-savvy Thujas. Thuja Green Giants and Emerald Thujas have an extremely high resistance to pests and diseases, stand up to extreme weather conditions, and look unbelievably sleek. Even better? With a high level of drought tolerance, they don’t fail during heat waves or suffer dryness from cold winter winds.

So, whether you’re seeking out a more low-key landscape or want to go big, check out our array of must-have evergreens that will elevate any locale.

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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