Evergreen trees are a fantastic landscaping option for Indiana residents. After all, they maintain their color in the dead of winter when nothing else does. In addition, evergreens make great landscaping trees because they come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, they can really compliment your other landscape and provide utility. In this post, The Noll Landscape Group describes types of evergreens to help you determine whether one might work for you.

How To Use Evergreens for Landscaping Trees

Evergreen Landscaping Trees

Despite the benefits of using evergreens for landscaping trees in cold climates, these trees actually do well in many environments. Species vary widely, though, so it’s good to understand which trees grow best in your zone. Use them to provide shade, add color year-round, give you privacy, or produce a hedge. Either way, you’re sure to find one that meets your specific need, whether it be something ornamental or more practical. 

Examples of evergreen landscaping trees include pines, firs, spruces, and cedars. These trees are great because they stay green throughout the year, especially in winter. Moreover, each of these evergreen types has multiple variations and sizes so that you can find what works best for you. 

Conifer Trees for Landscaping

All conifers are evergreens, but not all evergreens are conifers. Conifers have needles instead of leaves, and they also include cones. Just because conifers contain needles doesn’t mean they’re always challenging and spikey. In fact, fir tree needles are generally soft, whereas pine tree needles are sharper. Most conifers, though, have that Christmas tree shape and are often what people envision. Still, enough variation exists between trees to do your research to make the best choice. 

Some cypress trees are prevalent among homeowners seeking privacy. Certain species grow amazingly fast, which provides quick separation between you and a neighbor or the street. Some people use conifers to help break the wind while others look for ornamental ones they can shape. If you don’t want a massive evergreen landscaping tree growing in your yard, consider a dwarf tree. 

Meeting All Your Landscaping Needs

The Noll Landscape Group is located in Fishers, Indiana, and serves mostly Hamilton County residents. Let us meet your landscaping needs, from landscape design and installation, to landscape maintenance, to fire features and water features, to outdoor kitchens and patios. Call (317) 841-7559 to schedule an appointment or schedule one online. 

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