Conifers (Trees)

Abies borisii regis

Large evergreen tree growing to 120-150 ft tall & with a trunk diameter of up to 4 1/2 ft. Heavily branched & densely needled with glossy dark-green. Shoots light yellow when young, with scattered to dense short brown hairs. Named after the King of Bulgaria; a natural hybrid between A.alba & A.cephalonica. Sun to partial shade.

Abies concolor/White Fir

Full sun; best in well drained soils, will tolerate some dryness. Typical growth to 50' tall & 20' wide. Flowers in May or June. Cones in late summer & turn from greenish or purplish to brown when mature. They grow upright in the top of the tree. The leaves are silvery blue to silvery green.

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke Horstmann's'

This is a slow growing plant best suited for the full sun. Evergreen. Seldome over 30 ft tall & 20 ft wide. Shiny, short green needles. Sets cones on youn small trees. Dwarf silver accent; its needles turn upward showing silvery white undersides.

Abies magnifica 'Nana'

This rare dwarf conical tree selection of Shasta fir grows 2-6 inches a year. The long needles are a beautiful soft powder blue year-round. May reach 10 ft ? 3 ft in 10 years. The blue color of the needles would resemble those of the Noble fir Christmas tree. Grows in full sun.

Abies nordmanniana

A very beautiful ornamental tree, pyramidal, retaining lower branches. Ornamental heights of 60 feet are common. Vigorous, densley foliaged fir; 30-50 ft tall and 20 ft wide. Dark green shiny needles with whitish bands beneath. Evergreen. Full sun or light shade.

Abies pinsapo

Very slow growing evergreen to 25 ft tall and 10 ft wide in full sun or light shade. Dense, symmetrical form, sometimes taken for a spruce. Stiff, deep green 1/2 - 3/4" long needles are set uniformly aound branches. Needles are blue gray.

Abies procera/Noble Fir

Native to Siskiyou Mtns. Allow amble growing room. Rate of growth slow at lower elevation Grows 90-200ft tall and 20-30 feet wide at maturity in optimal conditions and elevations. Short stiff branches; blue green. Large attractive cones 6-10 inches long/3

 

Calocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar

Incense Cedar - This symmetrical tree grows to 75 to 90 ft tall with dense, narrow pyramidal crown. Give it room for a 10-15 ft spread at the base. Rich evergreen foliage in flat sprays. Bears small, yellowish brown to reddish brown cones that when open, resemble ducks' bills.

Cedrus deodara Aurea

Broad pyramidal with silvery blue needle-like leaves, pendulous branches. New foliage that is a golden yellow which highlights the tops & ends of branches. Color is prominent throughout season. New growth yellow & becomes somewhat yellow green by summer, fall color yellow. Grows in full sun to 30' tall & 10' wide.

Cedrus Deodara Cream Puff

Small, graceful cedar that C. deodara is a popular specimen evergreen tree, reaching 40-70 feet tall, under cultivation. It is a very graceful tree with pendulous branches, widespreading with a flat topped crown in maturity. Foliage is blue to grayish green, almost silvery at times. Sun to full sun.

Cedrus deodara Divinely Blue

Beautiful blue coloring. New growth comes in pale, gray-green & creates a nice contrast to the darker blue mature foliage. This flat-topped plant has a growth rate of three to six inches a year & at maturity will be 6' tall & only 3' wide. Moderate groth rate. Give full sun with moderate water.

 

Cedrus deodara Electra

Extremely bright blue needles on a narrow conical upright dwarf. Adapts to a wide range of climates. Slow growth to about 3 feet at 10 years up to about 18? in full sun.

 

Cedrus deodara Gold Cone

Pendulous branches are covered in enchanting yellow-green foliage. Relatively fast grower that tends to grow more vertically than horizontally & will take up less space in the garden than many other conifers. Grows to about 20-30' high & about a third as wide, while retaining its dense, compact structure. Full sun.

 

Cedrus deodara/Deodar Cedar

Deodar Cedar is a fast growing evergreen to 80 ft tall with a 40 ft spread in full sun. Upper branches openly spaced and graceful. Softer and lighter texture than other cedars. Needles may be green or have a blue, gray or yellow cast.

 

Cedrus libani Pendula

Graceful; has a small cone-like shape & long, stiff green needles with barrel-shaped cones. Foliage is quite dense. It enjoys cool temperate climates & full sun. A semidwarf form with bright, yellow-green leaves. Grows to about 4? tall and 6? wide in 15 years.

 

Cedrus libani ssp. Atlantica Glauca

Evergreen; grows from 50-75 ft tall and 35-50ft wide. Pyramidal in youth, with age assumes a flat-topped habit with ascending or horizontal branches. Branch tips tend not to droop. Bluish-green needles clustered (10-20) on spurs. Grow in full sun or partial shade.

 

Cedrus libani ssp. Atlantica Glauca Pendula

Blue green needles this evergreen, weeping form is slow growing from 10 to 15 ft. and spread 15 to 25 ft. Will grow in full sun or partial shade. This plant is asymmetrical with a fine texture and has a moderately dense crown.

 

Cedrus libani ssp. Atlantica/Atlas Cedar

Lg. evergreen, wide-sweeping, upright branches (more often horizontal) which originate on lower trunk. Slow growing: 15 ft in 15 years; 50-75ft tall, 25-35 ft wide. Dark green needles & cones held upright above the foliage. Young specimens pyramidal shape; takes on more open form with age. Full Sun.

 

Cedrus libani ssp. Atlantica/Atlas Cedar Horstmann

A semi-dwarf selection with densely-spaced icy-blue needles. The architectural, irregular outline gives this great interest in the garden year-round. Superb where space is limited. Evergreen. Full sun. Slow grower 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide in 10 years.

 

Cedrus libani/Cedar of Lebanon/Compte de Dijon

Graceful; has a small cone-like shape & long, stiff green needles with barrel-shaped cones. Foliage is quite dense. It enjoys cool temperate climates & full sun. A semidwarf form with bright, yellow-green leaves. Grows to about 4? tall and 6? wide in 15 years.

 

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ' Pendula'

A graceful, weeping, pyramidal evergreen. Grows to 10' in 30 years, eventually to 30-35', with a spread up to 20'. Produces weeping branch tips with yellowish green leaves. The crown is conical with pendulous branches and dark bluish or grayish green foliage. Sun to Full Sun moist soil conditions.

 

Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki False Cypress 'Compacta'

Grown in full sun. Semi-dwarf, this is one of the finest Hinoki cultivars in that it is vigorous; rich dark color is outstanding in the typical ?Hinoki? habit. Conifer, evergreen tree, broad conical, to 25 ft, fairly fast growing, branches outspread to ascending, branchlets in sprays and needles normal green.

 

Chamaecyparis obtusa Gracilis

Evergreen plant is symmetrical with a fine texture & has a dense crown with showy bark. Juvenile leaves are short needlelike, soft but prickly. Mature foliage isscalelike overlapping leaves. Cones are small & round. Slow growing in partial shade to full sun. Tree can reach from 10-15 ft tall with a spread of 6-8 ft.

 

Chamaecyparis obtusa Graciosa

Grows much quicker than 'Nana Gracilis', with the growth rate & habit similar to the Compact Hinoki Cypress, has more finely cut foliage which gives it a delicate appearance. Lighter green, lacy looking foliage is very attractive. Attains broad, conical shape between 8-10' high & prefers full sun with well-drained soil.

 

Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis

Evergreen plant is symmetrical with a fine texture & has a dense crown with showy bark. Juvenile leaves are short needlelike, soft but prickly. Mature foliage isscalelike overlapping leaves. Cones are small & round. Slow growing in partial shade to full sun. Tree can reach from 4-6 ft tall & 3-4 ft wide.

 

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Pygmaea'

Very slow growing, red-brown shoots, bright green, fan-like foliage in summer, in winter brings bronze hues. Thrives in well-drained, humus-rich soil in bright shade. Can be grown in full sun with careful attention to watering during summer. Evergreen shrub that reaches 1' high by 2 ' wide, maturing at 3 ' high by 5 ' wide.

 

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Cyano-viridis' Boulevard Cypress

Flattened sprays of aromatic foliage on feathery branches; soft, silvery blue green foliage. Widely grown for its dense, silvery blue foliage, which turns grayish blue in cold winters. Foliage ranges from dark green to yellow, some with white markings on the undersides. Most grow to 50 feet tall in full sun to 8' tall & wide.

 

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' (topiary)

Soft feathery foliage with seasonal color: Spring - green; Summer - blue-gray. Turns bronze to reddish purple in winter. Many say it resembles a pine, others see redwood. Evergreen shrub/tree, 5 ft tall, but may finally reach 30 ft. Prefers moist sandy soils and full sun.

 

Cupressus glabra Raywood's Weeping

Evergreen, narrow upright form; course, blue-grey, weeping foliage. Stake to form a central leader with pendulous side branches. All the side branches weep straight down from the trunk. Smooth reddish purple bark. Grows to a height 20' with a 2' width in full sun.

 

Cupressus glabra/Blue-Ice

The intense silver blue foliage is superb. Old stems have an attractive, very smooth cherry red to mahogany- brown thin peeling bark. More wind tolerant & much hardier than the species. Grows to 10-15 ft high & 3-5 ft wide in a conical-pyramidal shape. Generally trouble free; drought tolerant. Requires well drained soil in full sun.

 

Cupressus sempervirens/Italian Cypress

With its narrow columnar habit of growth, this evergreen forms tall, horizontally branching, dark green columns 40 to 60 feet in height in the western United States but are often much shorter. Trees are normally no more than three feet wide. Moderate growth rate. Prefers well drained soil and full sun.

 

Larix decidua 'Pendula' Weeping Larch

Graceful, small deciduous conifer reaches 15-25 ft in height. Branches arch out & down & branchlets hang nearly straight down. Foliage turns a brilliant yellow in fall for a short time but long enough to make a striking landscape statement. Reddish-brown bark is rugged and furrowed, showing nicely in the winter.

 

Picea abies Pendula

Slow growing and grows naturally as a ground cover about 1 1/2 ft high, 10 ft wide. Evergreen and grows in full sun.

 

Picea abies/Norway Spruce

Slow growing and grows naturally as a ground cover about 1 1/2 ft high, 10 ft wide. Evergreen and grows in full sun.

 

Picea glauca 'Conica'

A charming dwarf conifer with heaps of character, this forms a dense, upright cone of close-packed stiff, short, deep green needles. In late spring, the new growth at the tips of the shoots is bright, almost lime green. Grows in full sun to a height of 6 - 6 1/2ft and about 5 ' wide.

 

Picea glauca var. densata - Whiskey Blue Hills

A chance seedling found in our Black Hills tree block. It has done well under propagation and is true to the name glauca densata by being a ?true? blue spruce. It is very different than Black Hills in color as well as growth rate; and it tends to grow a bit slower than the true variety. 6? tall by 4?wide in 10 years.

 

Picea montigena/Candelabra Spruce 'Retro'

Known as the Candelabra Spruce. Leaves are a nice blue with needles are about 3/4 of inch to inch. Branches bow out and go up like a candelabra. Plant is a vigourous grower. Full sun.

 

Picea omorika Bruns

Deeper green needles & narrowly upright, pyramidal, uniform habit. Silvery-white bands on the underside of each needle creates a stark contrast. Good as a screen or a stately accent for smaller spaces. Evergreen. Slow to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide. Partial to full sun.

 

Picea omorika Nana

Narrow conical, slow growing tree. Nana is a dwarf to 3-4 ft tall and wide possible to 10 ft. Shiny dark green needles have whitish undersides. Grows best with some shelter from mid-day or afternoon sun, though it tolerates full-day sun. Evergreen.

 

Picea omorika Pendula

Slow growing from 25' to 50' and 10-15 ft wide in a pyramidal & weeping form. Grows best with some shelter from mid-day or afternoon sun, though it tolerates full-day sun. Evergreen.

 

Picea omorika/Serbian Spruce

Narrow conical, slow growing tree to 50-60 ft tall and 6-10 ft wide. Shiny, dark green needles with whitish undersides. Considered to be the most attractive of all lspruces. Grows in full sun or light shade.

 

Picea pungens Bakeri

The tree grows up to 30-40 ft tall & 10-20 ft wide with its delightful spring flush of blue & silvery evergreen foliage. Best growth occurs in full sun but will tolerate partial shade or partial sun to full sun.

 

Picea pungens Fat Albert

This broad formal looking tree grows up to 20-40 ft tall & 10-15 ft wide with its delightful spring flush of blue & silvery evergreen foliage. Best growth occurs in full sun but will tolerate partial shade or partial sun to full sun.

 

Picea pungens Glauca Globosa

This is a great plant for a dwarf conifer garden as it grows slowly from 4-12 ft tall and 6-12 ft wide. Has blue & silvery evergreen foliage. Best growth occurs in full sun but will tolerate partial shade or partial sun to full sun.