Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Conifer & Evergreen Display Garden

Conifer & Evergreen Display Garden

Conifers and evergreens are a staple of Midwestern landscapes, bringing winter interest and unique structure to each planting. This display garden showcases the dynamic and broad selection of evergreen cultivars offered by Midwest Groundcovers, including False Cypress (Chamaecyparis), Junipers (Juniperus), Yews (Taxus) and Arborvitae (Thuja). This display shows off each plant’s natural habit and garden value, as we do not prune. A highlight of this area are the Danish hybrid Nordic® Spire Arborvitaes (Thuja x ‘MGnrdsp15’), introduced into the trade by Midwest Groundcovers. This small tree, with a strong central leader shows good resistance to deer browsing, and exceptional tolerance to wind and ice. To offset the formality and rigid form of the conifers, a small selection of grasses are used for contrast and to add movement. Use evergreens alone or in mixed borders to provide contrast, winter interest and a structural backdrop to seasonal flowers and fall color.

Garden Plant List

Garden Library

20753A Buxus Green Mountain A DC 2
Buxus x 'Green Mountain'
Green Mountain Boxwood
  • Height: 4' – 6'
  • Width: 3' – 4'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: March, April
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 8
20400A Picea glauca Conica A CF 1
Picea glauca 'Conica'
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Height: 8' – 12'
  • Width: 3' – 4'
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Hardiness Zone: 2 To 6
20342A Rhododendron PJM A DC 1
Rhododendron 'PJM'
  • Height: 3' – 4'
  • Width: 6' – 8'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: April
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 8
20294A Thuja Danica A CF 2
Thuja occidentalis 'Danica'
Danica Arborvitae
  • Height: 18" – 24"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 7

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm


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