Cypress 'Carolina Sapphire [Cuppressus arizonica] Height: 30-60' Width: 10-20'. Full Sun. No pruning necessary. Carolina Sapphire is the fastest growing conifer we've seen for making a privacy screen, the adds 3' to 5' per year. The attractive foliage is bluish-grey in color and contrasts well with plants nearby. The foliage is also extremely aromatic. Carolina Sapphire also does better in marginal soils than Leyland cypress. Has the same longevity of the native red cedar. (2-4-12)
Black Hills Spruce Picea glauca 'Densata' Average landscape size: Slow grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide. Growth rate: Slow This is a useful midsized blue-colored spruce that works perfectly in the suburban landscape. Use as background foliage for colorful seasonal plantings. A great candidate for naturalistic woodlands needing a reliable conifer that won't spread out too much.
Framing the front door are two ‘Green Giant’ arborvitaes and some ‘Gulftide’ osmanthus, a nonberrying ‘Harbor Dwarf’ nandina, and , with ‘Encore’ azalea – all evergreen – and some impatiens in front of them.