The Wolcyn family grows a variety of trees on more than 1,000 acres. The soil varies among growing sites, with some sandy loam and some lighter soil, which is good for growing conifers, especially firs, but irrigation is necessary.
Melissa Van Hevelingen of Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery. Located in Newberg, OR, their nursery grows and sells over 150 lavender cultivars, as well as a variety of herbs, unusual perennials and shrubs. Photo courtesy of Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery
The versatile boxwood, or box tree, is one of the most popular shrubs in America. With dense, dark foliage, boxwoods are ideal for hedges, topiary and accent plantings. But boxwood is threatened by yet another pest: