Highland Hill Farm has been raising Norway spruce since the farm began to plant trees. The Norway spruce or picea abies which is its Latin name has always been a great in the landscapes of the northeast. The first use of Norway spruce was as a wind block. The old farmers would plant them in rows about 50 to 100 feet from their homes and barns. The Norway spruce grows into one another makes a nice wall. This would reduce the wind speed around the area and keep the animals and buildings warmer while allowing the sun to hit and heat the building.
Today the norway spruce is still used as a wind block but there are many more reason to plant it. Many times home owners close to main roads will plant the norway spruce for two reasons. First, the norway reduces noises and lights from the road so the residents can sleep better at night. Second, the norway can act like a fence and slow down out of control cars down.
Besides blocking wind, noise, and lights, the norway spruce is a beautiful plant. The new growth is called candles and when the norway is older, the inside candles start to hang downward making it look majestic. The new candles is a bit lighter green than the older candles but overall it has a nice dark green needles.
The norway spruce likes full sun and moist well drain soils. However, the norway spruce can tolerate most soils. It transplants well in our ball and burlap because they have lots of surface roots. If you have any more questions about site location just e-mail us a picture and description of the area or call us! We love to hear from you!
We have balled and burlapped Norway Spruces ready for your pickup. They range from 3' to 10'. We also can sell seedlings in the spring. Seedlings come in a box and is UPS to your home or location that you wish to have them planted. Depending on the size of the seedlings that you order depends on how many come in a bundle. The larger the seedling, the less in a bundle. The smaller the seedling, the more in a bundle. Make sure to cut the roots correctly and plant them correctly.
We also offer Norway Spruce in liners. These are much better for homeowners who only want five to ten plants. With liners, please follow proper planting rules and score the sides of the roots and please take pot off of plant. Very poor results when planted with pot still on!!!! They can be order just about any time of the year. They can be shipped but it is best to pick them up at our nursery. Please, PLEASE call before coming out to pick them up. They are not at the store front.
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 information 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 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.
You can see more of our operations at Our Stone Yard on Rt 313
We assist with seedlings, liners, potted plants, rooted
cuttings .....evergreen and deciduous.....as well as supply large trees and shrubs that we grow. Contact us for seedling, as well as full size plants, hollies, arbs, arborvitae, nursery stock at wholesale prices, trees, plants, shrubs, maples, oaks, lindens, viburnums, ornamental, burning bushes, wetland plants, native plants, Christmas trees, white pine trees, norway spruce, white spruce, flowering trees, hollies, shade loving, deer resistant plants, hosta, spirea, arborvitae, tree growing suggestions,tree grower supplies, shade trees. We also offer arrowhead hunting on some of our fields, fishing,& hunting camping.We are a family run operation and like to keep busy.