General Inventory Lists
Seedlings and Transplants
Potted and B&B Stock
|Highland Hill Farm has been growing hedges and hedging plants since the farm has started. Hedges and hedging plants are used for blocking neighbors without forfitting much of your back yard for the plant to grow on. Most hedges and hedging plants are upright in growth. Many types of plants are used in hedges. For example the emerald green arborvitae grows only 3 to 4 feet wide and makes an excellant hedge. On the other hand, the elangtissma arborvitae can be 6 to 7 feet wide. Each type of arborvitae has strengths and weakness. Take time to read into each type of hedges and hedging plants to see which one is best for you or you call e-mail your situation. We love to hear from you!||
We do sell many plants that are used in making hedges..
Here are several types and links to see videos of these plants....
Dragon Lady Hollies
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The Green Giant is our most popular arborvitae. People have traveled from New York and from Virginia to buy these arborvitae. If you have a brown thumb, these are the plant for you!
This dense, compact, 3' green arborvitae is carried by many growers. This arborvitae is not deer resistant. Their maximum height is about ten to fifteen feet. It retains its color through out the winter.
These are our 5-6' Holmstrups Balled and Burlapped
This dense, compact, green arborvitae is not carried by many growers. We report that 'Holmstrup' is deer resistance and we know deer. Their maximum height is about ten feet. It retains their color through out the winter.
These are 7-10' tall in the field.
The genus Thuja contains about 6 species world-wide native to North America  and Asia . The word thuja comes from the Greek thuia, an aromatic wood (probably a juniper). The word occidentalis means western, referring to the western hemisphere (New World).
Other Common Names: Abendlandische lebensbaum, albero della vita americana, American arborvitae, arborvitae, arbre de vie de l'ouest, Atlantic red cedar, cedar, cedre blanc, cedro rosso dell'atlantico, eastern arborvitae, eastern cedar, eastern white cedar, gemeiner lebensbaum, gewone thuja, livstrad, Michigan white cedar, New Brunswick cedar, Noordamerikaanse levensboom, northern white cedar, swamp cedar, swamp-cedar, thuja, thuya de l'occident, tuia occidentale, tuya, tuya occidental, vanlig tuja, vitae, vit-ceder, western thuja, white cedar.
Distribution: Northern white cedar is native to Quebec (the Anticosti Islands and Gaspe� Peninsula), New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, southwestern Nova Scotia and Maine, west to northern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba, south to southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Illinois, east to extreme northwestern Indiana, Michigan, southern Ontario, southern New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Also locally in central Manitoba and the Appalachian Mountains in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee.
The Tree: Northern white cedar trees normally reach heights of 50 feet, with diameters of 2 feet. Exceptional trees may reach grow 80 feet tall, with a diameter of 5 feet. The record is 113 feet, with a diameter of 6 feet.
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We have thousands of arbs and always have hundreds ready for you to pickup. From 2' to 15' we have inventory balled and burlapped. Don't worry about driving long distances to get to us. We are easy to get to near Phila., on a major road, Rt. 313 in Fountainville Pa.. We want to move our stock and will make sure that you go home a happy camper. If you are coming from a long distance, we will give away free inventory that is surplus to our needs. One of our fields is being converted into ball and soccer fields and work will begin June 1, 2006. Stock in this field will go cheap. We will stay open til the last dog dies or we sell out. I think we have more stock than what we possibly can sell.
These Emerald Greens are 3-4' and starting to fill out well. These plants transplant easily. Arbs have masses of small fibrous roots which allows them to transplant at most times of the year. The Emerald Green has the best year round color, but is narrow in form. In real dry years this plant does not survive as well as the more open arbs such as the American, Techny, Nigra, and Elegantissma. This variety, because its foliage is more dense than other varieties, is less tolerant than more open cultivars. In an urban area with deer problems, this variety will be consumed before the next season. We have in stock and ready to pickup these arbs from seedlings (6-10") to 6-8' trees.
This is an Elegantissima arborvitae hedge that we have used to buffer the street in front of our home. Note the strenth of this plant even with a heavy snow load. The only problem that this hedge has is salt spray from the road. Its a real sound barrier to a busy road which is only 18' from our door. The hedge is 15-18' high and only 4' wide. We have these arbs form 2-3' to 6-8' B&B.
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The hardiness zone for the green giant arborvita is from zones 5 to 8.
It is an evergreen with rapid growth rates that in ideal conditions can be up to 3 feet per year. Site requirements for the green giant is sun to partial shade, moist well drained soil but does well in clay, and needs protection from wind .
Its texture is fine with its form conical being narrow to broadly pyramidal, reaching from 50 to 80' in height to 15 to 20 feet in width. The leaf is rich, green,with graceful foliage. It keeps its foliage color in the winter. the green giants flowers/fruit are .5" erect female cones.
The green giant has strong wood, casts dense shade,and has cinnamon red bark when young. This arborvita does not tolerate salt spray. This arborvita should outlive even your children.