Intermediate Sized Evergreens (6-20 feet)
Growing 6-20 feet tall, they retain foliage year-round, and soften structural edges around foundations, under windows, at corners, or against walls. Like mid-sized shrubs, they create structure and depth in mixed plantings, and provide backdrop for other plants. Evergreen shrubs come in a variety of shapes: weeping, upright, round, pyramidal, and columnar. Select a variety that naturally grows in the shape you desire. Be mindful of the size they will reach at maturity, and pruning needs.
- Low Growing Evergreens (generally less than 6 feet) 74%
Generally growing less than 6 feet, these shrubs screen unwanted objects and views all year, can be used to stabilize slopes or embankments, and add color to winter landscapes. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from mounded to upright to...
- Low-Growing Evergreen Shrubs 50%
The fine-textured foliage and formal silhouette of Buxus 'Glencoe', Chicagoland Green™ boxwood, offers an important year-round structural element to any landscape Generally grow less than 4 feet tall Include cone-bearing plants with...
- Large Evergreen Trees (over 20 feet) 25%
These trees can reach heights of 80 feet, and most hold their needles year-round, providing seasonal color in winter. Many are dense, offering a screen or privacy, and windbreak. Besides green, evergreens can be silver-blue, blue-green, and...
- Selection Factors to Consider 24%
Selecting a tree that will thrive in a given set of site conditions is the key to long-term tree survival. The following is a list of the site conditions to consider before selecting a tree for planting. Soil Conditions The condition...
- Low Growing Deciduous Shrubs (under 5 feet) 23%
Generally grow up to 5 feet tall, easy to maintain in proper scale Essentially, a low-growing woody plant that branches at its base Lose their leaves in fall (deciduous) Recommended for the Midwest on the basis of ornamental value,...
- Intermediate Sized Deciduous Trees (25-40 feet) 21%
Intermediate-sized trees generally grow 25-40 feet tall. Like large trees, intermediate-sized trees provide shade, warming, shelter, and privacy. They absorb noise, dirt, heat, and glare from the pavement and street. Be mindful of the growth needs...