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Our Favorite Columnar Trees & Shrubs

Posted on June, 04

There are times when you need tall slender shrubs and trees for your landscape. In addition to providing the upright thriller in big pots or urns, here are some of the many ways you can use columnar plants to beautify your outdoor spaces:

  1. Accentuate front entry or either side of long windows
  2. Create a natural privacy fence or a border to divide your yard in to separate “rooms”
  3. Fill a thin landscape bed between a wall and sidewalk
  4. Soften the corners of your home or break up blank wall
  5. Screen an unsightly view

Other shrubs might also work for some of these situations, but if space is limited, tall slim plants can do the job wherever you need some height but only have a small footprint to work with.

Whatever the reason, here are some of our favorite columnar plants (drag mouse over picture to see plant name):

Green Spire EuonymusSkyrocket Juniper
Hicks YewGolden Rocket Barberry
Scarlet's Peak Yaupon HollyWhite Pillar Althea
Green Tower BoxwoodSlender Silhouette Sweetgum
Italian Cypress & Compact Italian CypressTaylor Juniper