Broadleaf evergreens make for a beautiful windbreak. Linebacker Distylium has a great upright shape that works perfectly as a hedge. As a young plant, it is the shape of a white oak whiskey barrel and then matures into a larger windbreak hedge. The new leaves are reddish that turns to a shiny dark green. Pair Linebacker with Sparkling Sangria and Crimson Fire Fringe Flower for a pop of color and anchor the end of the row with Chapel View Japanese Cedar for a complete hedge that is both functional and beautiful.