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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 is 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

20287A Chamaecyparis Mini Variegated 2
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mini Variegated'
'Mini Variegated' Sawara False Cypress
  • Height: 18" – 24"
  • Width: 24" – 36"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 8
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20774A Juniperus Nana A CF
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper
  • Height: 6" – 8"
  • Width: 4' – 6'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 8
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Juniperus Nordic Blue Nordic
Juniperus virginiana 'Blue Mountain'
Nordic® Blue Juniper
  • Height: 3' – 4'
  • Width: 6' – 8'
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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22136A Taxus hicksii 1
Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Hicks Yew
  • Height: 8' – 12'
  • Width: 3' – 4'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 7
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23036A Thuja Fire Chief A CF
Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe'
Fire Chief™ Arborvitae
  • Patent No: PP#19,009
  • Height: 3' – 4'
  • Width: 3' – 4'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 7
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23355A Thuja Filip Magic Moment PW logo
Thuja occidentalis 'Filips Magic Moment'
Filips Magic Moment Arborvitae
  • Patent No: PP#21,974
  • Height: 6' – 8'
  • Width: 24" – 36"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 7
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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

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

 

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