Rather than accepting the monotony of a typical winter landscape, make sure that you incorporate pops of color with evergreens perfectly suited to the climate. Our wholesale nursery offers Bergen County, NJ, an impressive array of options for homeowners and landscapers who seek to incorporate evergreen trees and shrubs into their landscape designs. No winter landscape is complete without lasting green emphasizing the beauty of a wintertime view. While part of Bergen County falls under USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a and the other falls under Zone 6b, you’ll be safe when focusing on plantings hardy to Zone 6.
‘Emerald Green’ Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd')
For a true evergreen, this option offers brilliant color all months of the year along with height, fullness, and shape to complement your landscape and provide additional privacy and protection from wind. Make sure that you include sufficient spacing when planting - you don’t want to crowd the leaves as they grow.
Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)
With an interesting texture and striking visual appeal, the Umbrella Pine Tree, while not an actual pine in the botanical sense, is an evergreen option sure to complement your wintertime landscape. Often referred to as “plastic”, this tree is known for its aesthetic perfection. This tree grows slowly, enjoys a long life, and will enhance your landscape design.
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula')
This tree will not fade into the background. While it offers the year-round color of evergreens, the structure and fall pattern of the needles will make all guests take notice of this planting as a focal point of your landscape. The growth of the tree itself is winding, and homeowners often choose to stake branches, making the leaves fall upside down in an unusual, satisfying manner. The blue cascades of hanging leaves can be used to create a beautiful marker within a landscape.
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Whether you’re looking for plantings that look great in a group or ones that you’d like to plant individually, the White Spruce is a hardy option that offers symmetrical perfection, impressive stature over time, and a bright green color quite pleasing against the white of snow or the blue of a brilliant winter sky.
‘Star Power’ Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)
For a shrub that will add interesting bluish-green color to your wintertime landscape, consider Star Power Juniper. This offering grows quickly and has a broad base with a tapering top. This shrub is ideal for both focal point plantings as well as backdrop screens. While this choice can be subject to wintertime burn during particularly cold winters, it grows well in full sun and turns an attractive purple color in the fall.
Blue Prince and Blue Princess (Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess', Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince')
The reason that this plant is discussed in combination with the above evergreen trees is due to its bright red berries. To gain these marvelous color pieces during winter, a male and female plant must be planted together; thus, the blue prince and princess pairing, also referred to as Berry-Magic Royalty Holly Combination. Remarkably dense, with glossy leaves and brilliant berries, this planting is quite striking within a landscape throughout the year. With springtime blooming and the potential for remarkable heights, this shrub has the potential to create a stunning addition to your landscape plan.