We are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year with evergreen trees! Whether you just moved into a house in a new neighborhood development or want a little privacy from your next-door neighbor, evergreens are a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Ted’s favorite evergreens for the St. Louis area are the Green Giant Arborvitae, Bracken Brown BeautyMagnolia, and Nellie Stevens Holly.
Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia
If you’re looking for an impressive evergreen and flowering tree to brighten your garden, a Magnolia is hard to beat. But, be careful when shopping; many Magnolia species thrive in warmer climates. However, the Bracken’s Brown Beauty Magnolia can tolerate our midwest winters!
Green Giant Arborvitae
Its conical shape and deep green color are reminiscent of a French garden. Whether you plant it alone or along your property line, you’ll love the look and easy maintenance. They also grow quickly-shooting up by as much as 3 feet per year until maturity.
Nellie Stevens Holly
Nellie Stevens is ideal for hedging or privacy, as it can grow up to 3 feet each year. These hollies grow in partial sun or shade and stay deep green year-round. Best of all, you can control how they grow – let them grow naturally into a pyramid shape or prune them into a tall box hedge.