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Highland Hill farm is a tree,plant, and shrub grower located in Pa. We have been growing nursery stock for over 25 years. Let us help you with your landscaping needs.

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Our Doylestown Farm at 4747 W. Swamp Rd. is being sold. We are just awaiting final approvals for the sale to be completed. All stock from this farm must be liquidated ASAP !!!!!!We will continue our sales from the 5275 W. Swamp Rd. , Fountainville Pa. farm and from our Milan Pa. Farm. We encourage you to come and look at this stock. There is a lot of it out there. We have the ability do dig most of it as we have tree spades up to 44". If you can bring your own equipment thats great. We want everyone to go home happy. If we can't be happy serving you and fulfilling your needs..... we will fake it. Bill, Marge, Mike, Jamie and Paul.

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Open daily from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m..

Highland Hill Farm welcomes you to our store for the purchase trees, plants, and shrubs. Order seedlings,shrubs,or large trees from us. Call us to discuss your plant needs. We help the beginners to find the best seedlings and plants. we offer advice on types to buy for those who want to start to grow nursery stock. On our farms we raise and sell nursery stock from seedlings to large caliber trees. We also offer infomation on the web ABOUT SEEDLINGS , and how to CARE for seedlings and nursery stock. If you buy your seedling from us you will have access to the free use of our planters.We have three types available for use and have had years of experience in planting seedlings. Our PLANTING EQUIPTMENT is located in Fountainville Pa. (near Doylestown) and Milan Pa. We are dedicated to helping you with your plant needs. You will find ARTICLES we have written to help you and explain how we do what we do. We will be glad to assist you. We welcome everyone to come to our farm, if we have time we will give you a tour and show you how we built up our nursery. There are no trade secrets to our operation and we feel that in helping you we will become sharper ourselves. Our phone number is 215 651 8329.
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  • Evergreens We Grow
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  • False Cypress of Highland Hill Farm
  • Real Cheap Arbs... 1-2 ft Green Giants
  • Free Use Planters For Seedlings
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  • Hunting Fishing and Camping for Our Customers
  • Japanese Maples
  • Junipers at Highland Hill Farm
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  • Ornamental Plants
  • Seedling Supplies
  • Shade Loving Plants
  • Shade Trees at Highland Hill Farm
  • Spruce Trees And Shrubs Trees
  • Tractors for Sale
  • Trades Wanted
  • Transplants
  • Viburnums of Highland Hill Farm
  • Wetland Plants
  • White Pine Trees

    Dawn Redwoods Our Tree of the Month

    The Dinosaur Tree Okay campers: This tree proves that scientists don't know when a tree is extinct. Fossil records showed that this tree was extinct for 35 million years, yet this deciduous conifer fooled them all until 1945 when it was rediscovered in a remote valley of Central China in 1945. Dawn Redwood or The Dinosaur Tree, is offically called, "Metasequoia glyptostroboides". The Dawn Redwood first came to America in 1945 in seeds and has shown to be viable in zones 6 to 8. This tree grows fast and can reach 75 to 100 feet by 25 feet in diameter. It likes full sun to partial shade and is tolerant of moist to dry soils with ph ranges of 3.7 to 7.0. Go ahead and plant it in clay soils, loam or sand. Its bright green, feathery, needle-like foliage will turn brown and will drop quickly in the fall. Thus this plant will be suitable for a great summer screen or a specimen plant.
    This plant is great for a Hort 101 beginner. It is easy to grow, pest free, adaptable, grows fast, and has soft bright green needles, and of course we have hundreds of 3-4' plants ready for your landscape.

    We have thousands of Arborvitae and always have hundreds ready for you to pickup. From 2' to 15' we have inventory balled and burlaped. 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 Nov. 25 2005. 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.

    Arborvitae are commonly used evergreen shrubs or trees useful in urban areas where low maintenance and durability is needed. Many cultivars with forms such as being globed in shape, columnar, or narrow pyramidal, tend to be near buildings, doors, and walkways. Other forms which are larger are used for screens and buffers that are planted in rows.
    The form of arborvitae is small, medium, or large depending on the cultivar. Some reach 50', others only 3'. Most prefer full sun to partial sun. Planting in dense shade conditions should be avoided. A moist , well drained, loamy soil in full sunlight are ideal conditions for growing healthy arborvitae. These plants will tolerate rocky, clay, urban conditions of heat drought and pollution. The most important pest we have is bagworms which must be controlled to prevent complete defoliation. Some cultivars have multiple lea ders which also prove to be a detraction for the plant. Pruning out multiple leaders in some cultivars is a simple remeady.
    Our most popular Arborvitae is the Emerald Green arborvitae. Many people prefer to spell them Arbor Vitae . It is a bright light green color and narrow in shape. It makes a distinctive and impressive natural fence. It is easy to grow ,plant, and keep in shape.

    The Hetz Midget arborvitae is a dwarf globe variety. This is a good choice for along walkways and gardens. This is a tough plant that is easy to install and not going to cost a lot. It will maintain its color in the winter and will withstand snow loads well. We carry these plants in 2 and 3 gal. pots. The prices on these dwarfs vary from $15 to $30 d epending on size and quanity ordered.

    Another small arborvitae that we grow in pots is the Rheingold arborvitae. This is a small globe shaped plant that has a golden green cast to it in the summer and a bronze winter color.
    We also have the American Arborvita known as "Tiny Tim".This arborvita grows in zone 2 - 7. Its is a needled evergreen in the Cupressaceae Family. It will grow in height from a half a foot to 1 foot tall. Its spread will be about 1 to 1.5 feet. This is a plant that requires little work. Selecting quality arborvitae for the home landscape :

    When you get to the nursery or garden center where you will buy your arborvitae, pick out the healthiest, most robust plants that have no evidence of disease or insect damage. The potting medium should be moist, but not wet, and the roots should well dispersed in the medium. Arborvitae that have roots growing from the drainage holes or circling the top of the pot are less desirable. Many people choose to buy arbs from a mail order company, which is perfectly acceptable. However, realize that most woody plants purchased from mail order catalogs will be shipped dormant and bare root, that is, without any soil attached to the root system. Such plants may be smaller in size because of the expense of shipping. It is important to plant such material immediately upon arrival. Generally it is best to purchase one-year-old material from mail order companies since this material is more vigorous and will transplant better. The larger material that is offered is often composed of the less vigorous plants held over from previous years. Most large sized arbs are balled and burlaped. Don't buy any arbs bare rooted over 3' tall. Any plant larger should be balled and burlaped.

  • Planting Instructions for our nursery stock

    Full Sized Varieties Available at Highland Hill Farm

    This is a Nigra Arborvita about 12' high. Its single leader is unchanged by a 14" snowfall. All arborvitae and plants must be sold as we are selling off 150 acres and must cleanout the fields before the dozers arrive!

These are Emerald Green Arbs, about 3' high. Most of these are a single leader. We have these in quanity up to 6'. These are easy to transplant..We must sell 3000 of these arborvitae as some of our fields have been sold

These Emerald Greens are 3-4' and starting to fill out well. These plants transplant easily. Arbs have masses of small fiberous 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.
All arborvitae and plants must be sold as we are selling off 150 acres and must cleanout the fields before the dozers arrive!

This is an Elegantissima arborvitae hedge that we have used to buffer the street in front of our home. Note the strenght 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.
All arborvitae and plants must be sold as we are selling off 150 acres and must cleanout the fields before the dozers arrive!

This past spring my neighbor noticed that our arbs have produced mini-like pinecone looking nuggets, which are bronze in color, all over its branches. Some of them dried up and fell off, but most remained. He asked me if they could be lacking acid. He insisted that this was not the normal. He could easily see that there is plenty of new growth. He is worrying needlessly. The fruiting bodies are an indication of the plant�s maturity. Some are more prolific at producing than others. As long as the plants are maintaining their rich full green color there is nothing to worry about.

Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

An evergreen shrub or tree in the Cypress Family (Cupressaceae)

My first real adventure with Eastern Red Cedar happened on the farm I grew up on. It was located south of Lambertville N.J. on the Delaware River. Our farm was located on a mountainside and it had been clear cut more than 75 years before. Cedars were like pioneer invaders, Cedars would take over in areas were there were clear-cuts, abandoned fields, places where topsoil had been scraped off and generally were other plants had a tough time becoming established.It didn't mind clay or rocks and here the Cedars found a home. Over the years, other trees took hold and the cedars continued to grow. After many years, the oaks nearby began to tower over the Cedars and the Cedars began to decline. One Cedar caught my eye one day while hunting. I had heard that Cedars were valuable for wood to make cedar chests, closet linings, cedar shaveings, and fence posts. I knew the lumber was selling for a over a dollar a board foot. Forty years ago that was a lot on money to a farm boy and I couldn't let that get away. I figured that this tree had to be 25 feet up without a branch, and was almost 3 feet at the base. Now you can do the math, this was something I had to do. I went to the barn and got the chain saw and went up to the cedar and began to cut it down. It didn't take long and I realized that it was hollow. So I figured I would continue. Maybe the tree would be solid up a few feet and my money tree would be. With a big crash the giant was slayed. I proceed to cut up the top of the tree and to my supprise it was a bee tree. A colony of honey bees had made its home inside this tree. So now I began plan B. I decided to join the 4-H and this colony of bees became my first beehive. So now whenever I see a large Cedar Tree I think of my money tree.

Red Cedar trunk Red Cedar Tree

Cedars serve as wind breaks, and are good trees to help with erosion control. Red Cedars are really in the Juniper Family and are related to Arborvitae and False Cypress, and are representative of the many landscape Junipers. Most full grown Cedars you find will be from 30-35 feet tall and with diameter of 15 feet. The best examples of full grown cedars are usually found in cemetarys. Here they are in the open and the grounds are maintained around them, they grow to exhibit their full form and devolpment. Red Cedars are a rugged plant. Cedars can tolerate fertile, sterile, rocky, sandy, clay, dry, or moist but well drained places. This plant likes to be neglected and will grow under harsh conditions including smog, reflected light and intense heat in urban locations.
Eastern Red Cedar

The only pests that I really worry about are bagworms.CHECK YOUR ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS FOR BAGWORMS. These can defoliate your nursery stock. June is time to start looking. It's time to inspect junipers, arborvitae and pines .... even broadleaf shrubs and trees like rose, sycamore, willow, beech, maple, elm and black locust.

The bagworm gets its name from its spindle-shaped bag that the caterpillar carries around as it feeds on your plants.

The bag is woven from silk and is covered with bits and pieces of leaves and twigs from the your plant. The bag of a worm feeding on juniper will not look the same as the bag of a worm feeding on willow. Ultimate size will be slightly over one innh and hang down on the plant.

The larva itself is dark brown with a yellow head and yellow and black spots on the body. You will have a tough time opening up the bag to see it. Adult females are wingless and lack usuable legs, eyes and antennae. They are almost maggot-like, and seldom seen. Adult males are typical moths, black and densely hairy. Wings are nearly clear with a span of about an inch. I have never seen one in our nurseries only in pictures. The problem with bagworms is that they defoliate them. Heavy populations kill will an ornamental arborvitae and juniper. But control is possible.

The larvae hatch from overwintering eggs in the spring usually in May. Each larvae spins a silken bag that it carries about while it feeds on the plants foliage. As it inlarges, the larva enlarges the bag as it keeps adding bits of foliage as camouflage. Many people don't know that the bag is there because it looks like a seed pod on shrub or tree.

Because the larval stage is the only mobile stage, one bush can have a high population and another one several feet away can be free of bagworms. Several parasites feed on bagworms. Birds eat them and the worms can be killed by low winter temperatures.

A very effective control is to pick the bags off the host plant in the winter.

Young bagworms are especially sensitive to the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. This is commercially available under the trade name Dipel.

The disease caused by the bacterium affects only the moth larvae and is very safe to use. Always read and follow label directions before treatment. Best results will be obtained when spraying in late afternoon or early evening.

Treat early when you first notice the bagworms, since small larvae are easier to kill. Other insecticides which will control bagworms include acephate (Orthene) and carbaryl (Sevin). There are some mites, midges and bettles that can be problematic. Rusts, make the tree unsightly don't harm this tree but can effect other plants such as pines and apple trees. If you are looking for a hardy, native evergreen, for a constrution or landscape site that needs little care, this is your tree. We have plenty of seedlings and B&B trees upto 6' ready for your pickup. Its best to call in advance if you want more than 10 as we will dig them fresh for you.

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