Evergreens are a specialty stock, and for good reason. J.Hill Nursery propagates the legacy of original nursery founder, D. Hill, who sought to spread these lush green trees from Chicagoland to the Rockies, some of which still stand tall today as windbreaks on farms across America and handsomely adorning the thoroughfares of Chicago’s North Shore.

Upright and spreading, propagated and produced in our zone 4 flat windswept terrain, our evergreens grow from a tradition of finest quality, and that’s a difference you’ll appreciate when you order from J.Hill.

JUNIPER CHIN. ‘FAIRVIEW’ ( Fairview Juniper )

Upright, blue-green foliage, silver berries in the fall, no cedar apple rust. Height 15’ with a 6’ spread.
Sun, Attracts Wildlife (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)

JUNIPER CHIN. ‘MOUNTBATTEN’ ( Mountbatten Juniper )

Broad upright symmetrical plant, can reach 12’ in height with a spread of 8’. Rich gray-green needles, sun or light shade.
Sun, Partial Shade, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)


Grows slowly never exceeds 12” in height, good green color all year. Good salt tolerance. Spread 4-6 ft.
Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER CHIN. ‘SEA GREEN’ ( Sea Green Juniper )

Moderate growing spreader, 4’ high, rich green color with arching, fountain-like branching. Spread 4-6 ft.
Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER CHIN. ‘WINTERGREEN’ ( Wintergreen Juniper )

Gray green, narrow, upright juniper. Height of 15’ and a spread of 6’ makes this a great screening plant. Sun, Attracts wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)

JUNIPER CHIN. PFITZ. ‘KALLAY’ ( Kallay Compact Pfitzer )

Vigorous, dense, compact grower, 24” high and 4’ wide. Fine bright green dense foliage. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER CHIN. PFITZ. ‘OLD GOLD’ ( Old Gold Juniper )

Moderate spreader, somewhat compact, 3’ high by 5’ wide. New growth is green with yellow. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER HORIZ. ‘BLUE CHIP’ ( Blue Chip Juniper )

Hill’s selection for prostrate habit and outstanding blue foli-age. Best color in full sun. Height 8” and 5’ spread.
Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER HORIZ. ‘BLUE RUG’ ( Blue Rug Juniper )

A Hill’s introduction. Grows very fast, holds blue color all year. 6” high and 5’ wide. Excellent groundcover or for massing on banks. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER HORIZ. ‘HUGHES’ ( Hughes Juniper )

Horizontal spreader, 12” high and 6’ wide, blue-gray color. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER HORIZ. PLUM. ‘YOUNGSTOWN’ ( Youngstown Juniper )

Horizontal spreader stays compact, about 16” high and 5’ wide, light green summer color, purple winter color. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER PROCUMBENS ‘NANA’ ( Hill’s Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper )

Hill’s strain, best foliage. Slow growing, more compact form of J. procumbens. Bluish-green color, height 15” with 5’ spread. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

JUNIPER SABINA ‘BUFFALO’ ( Buffalo Savin Juniper )

Low growing, spreading habit reaching 15” height and 5’ spread. Foliage is bright green throughout the year. Cold hardy, and salt tolerant. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)


Light blue, fine textured foliage. Excellent resistance to disease. Height 3’ with a 6’ spread. Sun. (Available in #5 pot)

PICEA ABIES ( Norway Spruce )

Fast growing pyramidal habit and dark green needles. Height 50’ with a 25’ spread.
Sun, Partial Shade, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′ Heights)

Pices Omorika-NEW!

Serbian Spruce forms a beautiful, dense, narrow pyramid with pendulous branches. Flat shiny green needles with a whitish underside are very showy when the branches move in the wind. Best in full sun or part shade on moist well drained soil. Height 50-60’ with a 20-25’ spread. Zone 4-7

PINUS STROBUS ( Eastern White Pine )

Soft, bluish-green needles. Matures into a very tall ever-green shade tree. Makes a good windbreak and screen. Tolerates light shade, avoid wet sites. Height 50’ with a spread of 25’. Sun, Partial Shade, Attracts Wildlife (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)


Seedling grown, a pyramidal shaped plant, well sheared. Height 15’ and spread of 5’. We also offer this plant as un-sheared for naturalizing sites.
Sun, Partial Shade, Attracts Wildlife.  (Available in 3′, 3 1/2′, 4′, 4 1/2′, 5′, 6′ Heights)

TAXUS MEDIA ‘DARK GREEN SPREADER’ ( Dark Green Spreading Yew )

Hardy cultivar which appears to resist winter burn very well. Compact, spreading habit with excellent forest-green foliage. Height 5’, spread 5’. Zone 4.
Sun, Partial Shade (Available in #5, 18″, 24″, 30″ widths)


A selection of Dense Yew by the J.Hill Nursery production staff that offers a fuller more uniform growth habit. Its over-all appearance is more refined in the landscape and it stays dense with little trimming. It has consistently outperformed our “straight Densi” in the field for over 15 years. Height 3’ with a 6’ spread. Sun, Partial Shade.  (Available in #5, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 3′ widths)


Columnar form, good for hedges. Stays full. Takes trimming well. Height 12’ and spread of 4’.
Sun, Partial Shade (Available in #5, 24″, 30″, 3′ Heights)


Excellent resistance to winter-burn and stays tight. This plant is very popular in Minnesota and Iowa because of its hardiness. Height 3’ and spread of 6’.
Sun, Partial Shade. (Available in #5, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 3′ widths)


Soft green foliage that has shown good resistance to winter burn. Narrow, upright habit stays compact and requires minimal trimming. 12’-15’ height with 6’ width.
Sun, Partial Shade, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS ‘DEGROOT’S SPIRE’ ( Degroot’s Spire Arborvitae )

Pyramidal, slow growing, reaching 20 ft height with 5’ width. Rich green foliage, tolerates wet soils, and cold hardy. Excellent screening plant for narrow sites. Zone 3. Sun, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′ Height)


Upright, seldom over 8’ tall in our area. A soft, rich, green, dense textured foliage almost resembling Cypress. Lighter color than Techny. Very hardy. Sun, Attracts Wildlife.(Available in 30″, 3′, 3 1/2′, 4′, 5′, 6′, Heights)

Thuja occidentalis Mr. Bowling Ball® (Mr Bowling Ball Globe Arborvitae)-NEW!

Maintains a compact 24-30” globe shape in the landscape without any trimming. The sage green foliage has a feathery texture and looks more like cypress than arborvitae foliage. Zone 3


Fastest growing of the Thuja. Narrow, upright habit makes an excellent screen for tight spaces. Trained with single leaders, height 15’ and width 6’.
Sun, Attracts Wildlife.(Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′, 10′ Heights)

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS ‘SMARAGD’ ( Emerald Green Arborvitae )

A compact pyramidal habit, good emerald green color throughout the winter. Height 15 feet and 5’ spread. Sun, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′ Heights)


A J.Hill Nursery selection for one of the most winter-hardy arborvitaes. It has dark green foliage and a consistent up-right pyramidal habit. Height 15’ and width of 8’.
Sun, Attracts Wildlife. (Available in 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ Heights)

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS ‘WOODWARDII’ ( Woodward Globe Arborvitae )

Low maintenance rounded evergreen. Good for hedges, tolerates partial shade. Height 5’ and 5’ width.
Sun, Partial Shade. (Available in #5 pot)