Evergreens

The plant that is at work year round. An evergreens' job never ends when it comes to having to look good in the landscape. We value this group for the consistency it provides us. It is always there giving us the screen or hedge we appreciate or as a standalone specimen that makes the rest of the landscape look just right.

Abies concolor | White Fir

Height: 40'

Growth: slow-moderate

Spring Foliage: bluish-gren

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 20'

Habit: conical

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cones 3-6" long

Application

This tree has very distinctive 1-2” soft green-bluish needles. Avoid using this tree in clay soils; it does best in moist, well-drained soils.


Buxus x ‘Green Gem’ | Green Gem Boxwood

Height: 2’-3’

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: rich green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 2’-3’

Habit: compact, rounded

Flower: green

Fruit: inconspicuous

Application

Recommended for use as a specimen in groups or in a low mounded hedge, this boxwood provides rich green color all year and is deer resistant.


Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ | Green Mountain Boxwood

Height: 5’

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 3’

Habit: upright pyramidal

Flower: green

Fruit: inconspicuous

Application

Useful as a natural or shaped hedge, this broadleaf evergreen maintains bright green foliage throughout the year. Has a natural cone shape, making it great for containers or topiary.


Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’ | Green Velvet Boxwood

Height: 4'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: rich green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 4'

Habit: compact, rounded

Flower: green

Fruit: inconspicuous

Application

Very popular low rounded boxwood used in a variety of applications in the landscape.


Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’ | Dwarf Hinioki Falsecypress

Height: 15'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 10'

Habit: dense broad pyramid

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: 1/3" cones

Application

A low maintenance evergreen which provides a distinct texture to the landscape. This plant can be used as an accent or in a grouping as background for a perennial garden.


Chamaecyperis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ | Fernspray Falsecypress

Height: 10'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 4'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cones

Application

A low maintenance evergreen. Very similar to the Dwarf Hinioki, this False Cypress has very dense, somewhat curly foliage. Excellent as a specimen or accent.cape.


Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ | Blue Point Juniper

Height: 10'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: bluish-green, scale-like

Fall Foliage: bluish-green, scale-like

Spread: 5'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: silver berry-like cones

Application

This blue juniper has large bluish needles and extremely dense branching, making it a good screening option.


Juniperus chinensis ‘Fairview’ | Fairview Juniper

Height: 18'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: bright green, scale-like

Fall Foliage: bright green, scale-like

Spread: 8'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: silver berry-like cones

Application

A strong upright juniper, this tree works well as a tall narrow evergreen screen.


Juniperus chinensis ‘Mountbatten’ | Mountbatten Juniper

Height: 14'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: bluish-green

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 8'

Habit: dense pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: green berry-like cones

Application

A tree with a large, full and natural pyramidal form, it works well as a specimen, in groups or in a large hedge.


Juniperus virginiana ‘Burkii’ | Burki Juniper

Height: 20'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: light blue

Fall Foliage: purple cast

Spread: 8'

Habit: broadly pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: green berry-like cones

Application

A native juniper with light, soft blue branches, this tree forms a broad, mounding pyramid when left unsheared.


Juniperus virginiana ‘Canaertii’ | Canaerti Juniper

Height: 20'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: righ green

Fall Foliage: righ green

Spread: 8'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: whitish-blue grape-like cone

Application

A native juniper which opens up with age, becoming more picturesque with time. This juniper is also notable for its abundant, bright blue berries.


Juniperus virginiana ‘Glauca’ | Silver Cedar Juniper

Height: 25'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: silver-blue

Fall Foliage: blue-green to gray

Spread: 8'

Habit: loose wide pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: green berry-like cones

Application

A good choice for natural looking specimens or for hedge screenings, this evergreen is known for its silvery-gray foliage.


Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’ | Taylor Juniper

Height: 18'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: silvery, blue-green

Fall Foliage: blue-green, bronze tones

Spread: 3'

Habit: upright narrow columnar

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: blackish-green, berry-like cones

Application

Perfect for that narrow spot that requires privacy, ‘Taylor’ has solved all your problems. Also known for its drought resistance, this juniper has attractive silvery blue-green foliage with bronze tones in winter.


Juniperus x ‘JNBlue Select’ | Star Power Juniper

Height: 15'

Growth: moderate-rapid

Spring Foliage: bluish-green

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 7'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: green berry-like cones

Application

This symmetrical, fast growing upright juniper is an exciting new addition to our catalog. Highly resistant to winter burn and Phomopsis. Useful as a hedge or specimen, Star Power will be striking in any setting. Provides excellent color and texture year long.


Picea abies | Norway Spruce

Height: 50'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 25'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cone 4"-6" long

Application

This large plant will need room to grow, but can be used in a variety of settings, including as a specimen or in groupings to act as a windbreak or screen.


Picea abies ‘Acrocona’ | Acrocona Norway Spruce

Height: 15'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 8'

Habit: weeping pyramid

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: raspberry cone turning brown

Application

This weeping evergreen is known for its upright raspberry colored cones in spring. This slow growing variety of Norway Spruce makes a striking addition to the landscape.


Picea densata | Black Hills Spruce

Height: 50'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: gren

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 32'

Habit: conical

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: green-purple changing to brown

Application

An ideal tree for windbreaks or screens, but also can make a beautiful stand-out specimen in the landscape.


Picea omorika | Serbian Spruce

Height: 40'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: bluish-white

Fall Foliage: bluish-white

Spread: 25'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: 1 1/2" cinnamon brown cone

Application

This spruce is excellent as a specimen or in groups. Arching pendulous branches form a narrow and graceful pyramidal tree.


Picea pungens | Colorado Spruce

Height: 60'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green-blue

Fall Foliage: green-blue

Spread: 20'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: brown cone

Application

Seedlings of this spruce may vary in color from green to deep blue or silver blue needles. It is a large spruce, which will need sufficient space to grow, especially if planted as a specimen. It also makes a good choice for screening and windbreaks.


Picea pungens ‘Thomsenii’ | Thomsen Blue Spruce

Height: 60'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green-blue

Fall Foliage: green-blue

Spread: 20'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: brown cone

Application

The thick silver-blue needles of this symmetrical and pyramidal spruce cause many observers to say it has the best coloring of all the grafted blue spruce.


Pinus bungeana | Lacebark Pine

Height: 5'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 3'

Habit: upright oval

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cone

Application

This small upright tree is a nice garden accent choice. It has ascending, dense branches which can be pruned to reveal colorful exfoliating bark.


Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’ | Vanderwolf Limber Pine

Height: 40'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: bluish-green

Fall Foliage: bluish-green

Spread: 20'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: 2"-4" cone

Application

Effective as a screen or as a specimen, an interesting fact about this evergreen is its very flexible branches which can be bent with ease.


Pinus mugo ‘Enci’ | Enci Mugo Pine

Height: 3'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 5'

Habit: upright mound

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cone

Application

This low maintenance evergreen is ideal for mixed perennial beds or as a focal point. Drought tolerant. Requires full sun and well-drained soils.


Pinus nigra | Austrian Pine

Height: 50'

Growth: rapid

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 40'

Habit: wide pyramid

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: 2"-4" cone

Application

A large, rapid growing pine that needs space, but can grow in a variety of soil conditions.


Pinus strobus | White Pine

Height: 75'

Growth: rapid

Spring Foliage: blue-green

Fall Foliage: blue-green

Spread: 40'

Habit: open pyramidal

Flower: blue-green

Fruit: none

Application

This native pine will get large, so it is best used in open spaces, but can be beautiful planted as a sheared hedge. It is known for its very soft needles and, in the fall, a portion of the needles turn to a reddish-brown color, creating a nice visual contrast when they drop.


Pinus sylvestris | Scots Pine

Height: 50'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: blue-green

Fall Foliage: blue-green

Spread: 40'

Habit: wide pyramid

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cone

Application

Known for its ease of transplanting and for its picturesque characteristics as it ages; this pine opens up with maturity to display orange-brown peeling bark and irregular reddish-brown scaly plates on the trunk.


Pinus sylvestris ‘Albyn Prostrata’ | Albyns Prostrate Scots Pine

Height: 5'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 6'

Habit: spreading

Flower: none

Fruit: none

Application

A low, very slow spreading pine that can be used as an unusual accent plant in a garden bed.


Pinus sylvestris ‘Watereri’ | Watereri Scots Pine

Height: 10'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: steel-blue

Fall Foliage: steel-blue

Spread: 8'

Habit: upright-rounded

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: cone

Application

A dwarf plant with a consistent deep blue color and an irregular rounded shape, it is a good choice for an accent in a garden. It can also be pruned to show off the tree’s interesting stems and colorful bark.


Pseudotsuga menziesii | Douglas Fir

Height: 60'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: blue-green

Fall Foliage: blue-green

Spread: 20'

Habit: pyramidal opening with age

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: light brown 4" cone

Application

This fir has soft to the touch needles and is an excellent choice for use as a specimen or for use in groups. It does need moist well-drained soil.


Taxus cuspidata ‘Capitata’ | Upright Japanese Yew

Height: 25'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 12'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

A shade tolerant, slow growing upright evergreen, which can be sheared to maintain size for many years or left unsheared to grow into a more open tree with arching branches.


Taxus x media ‘Densi’ | Dense Media Yew

Height: 4'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 6'

Habit: spreading

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

Useful in a variety of settings including as a specimen, in groups or in a hedge, this yew handles pruning well, but like all other yews, does not perform well in wet soil.


Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’ | Hicks Yew

Height: 10'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 4'

Habit: upright

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: berry-like small cone

Application

Useful for small areas that require privacy or protection. This upright yew can be spaced on 2-3’ centers and pruned regularly. Requires full sun to part shade, and cannot handle wet soils.


Thuja occidentalis ‘BailJohn’ | Technito Arborvitae

Height: 10'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 5'

Habit: upright pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

This First Editions selection is very dense, slow growing and maintains it’s natural pyramidal shape without much shearing. Perfect for a privacy hedge or accent.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Brabant’ | Brabant Arborvitae

Height: 18'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 6'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

A strong upright grower with a nice green color that handles snow well. It is useful for tall evergreen screens, in groups or as a standalone specimen.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Wintergreen’ | Wintergreen Arborvitae

Height: 20'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 5'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

The perfect evergreen for a small space or an upright hedge for privacy. Growing only 4-5’ wide, these evergreens can be planted as closely as three feet on center to achieve an almost instant hedge.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ | Emerald Green Arborvitae

Height: 15'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: bright green

Fall Foliage: bright green

Spread: 4'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

This plant is well known for its narrow form and bright green color. It works well as a narrow upright screen.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’ | Mission Arborvitae

Height: 15'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: dark green

Fall Foliage: dark green

Spread: 8'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

An arborvitae which takes shearing very well, so it is easy to maintain at a certain size in the landscape for a period of time. It works well as a specimen, in groups or in a hedge.


Thuja x ‘Nordic Spire’ | Nordic Spire Arborvitae

Height: 25'

Growth: moderate

Spring Foliage: green

Fall Foliage: green

Spread: 15'

Habit: narrow pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

Brought from Denmark, this interesting arborvitae has a very strong central leader. Spike-like at the top and fuller at the base, it can be maintained as a very tall, narrow specimen or as a hedge and shows resistance to deer.


Tsuga canadensis | Canadian Hemlock

Height: 35'

Growth: slow

Spring Foliage: glossy green-silver underside

Fall Foliage: glossy green-silver underside

Spread: 25'

Habit: pyramidal

Flower: inconspicuous

Fruit: small cone

Application

With graceful arching branches and soft short needles, hemlock is a good choice for use as a screen or as a specimen. It prefers moist well-drained soil and protection from dry winds, but does well in sun to almost full shade.


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