Pyramidal evergreen with luminous blue needles. Initial branching appears somewhat sparse and spiky but with age branches fill in to form uniform but airy shape. Makes a great park or lawn specimen.
Spectacular pyramidal evergreen with graceful arching branches. Unique separation between layers of branches makes the arching habit particularly noticeable and dramatic. Finely textured needles range from blue to green to silver. Must be seen to be truly appreciated.
Takes the unique beauty of deodara to another level. Same graceful arching branches as species but yellow coloration is dramatic. Yellow tint can vary along the branch with brightest color at tips. Color remains year round, it does not fade in summer or fall. Spectacular specimen.
Fewer branches and more dramatic weeping effect differentiate Pendula from the species. Mature plant is considerably smaller than species allowing it to be planted closer to buildings, walkways, etc..
Broad pyramidal holly. Not as tightly branched as San Jose, therefore makes a better screening or hedge plant. Lustrous dark green glossy leaves, berries are red and prolific. Vigorous plant that has been quite popular for a number of years.
Slow growing holly that is densely pyramidal at youth, but opens up a bit as it matures. Cold hardy but should be protected from strong winter winds. Tolerant of air pollution and air-borne salt. Bright red berries.
Not a cedar, this is a dense, moderately slow growing juniper that maintains an overall pyramidal form. A very tough plant, tolerates a wide range of soils and endures the extremes of drought, heat and cold. Most ornamental feature has to be the numerous silver blue berries that contrast nicely with the lighter green needles. […]
For those of you seeking an Italian Cypress, this is the tree for you. With its tight growing habit, year round screening, and soft blue green foliage, it is a great alternative.
Medium-sized, multi-trunked tree. Flowers appear in late spring or early summer which means they are far less prone to the frost damage that affects some Magnolias. Wonderful contrast between dark green top of leaves of silver-green underside – leaves shimmer in a breeze.
A very popular spruce, and justifiably so. Dense, pyramidal shape opens up over time. Branches arch with age. A good urban tree, tolerates a wide range of soils, and air pollution. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.
Little known spruce variety that should be far more popular. Densely pyramidal tree that is often three times as tall as it is wide. Silver-green needles, small, persistent cones, and interesting silvery bark. Makes a great screening or specimen plant. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.
Dark green needles are the shortest of any spruce. A slow but steady grower – typically two to three times as tall as it is wide – one of the better large spruces for tight spaces. The most shade tolerant of the spruce family. Makes an excellent specimen or screening plant.
Dense tight pyramidal shape well past middle age, opens up a bit at maturity. Very narrow form can create an exclamation point in the landscape – it is dramatic and eye-catching. Short, distinctly horizontal branches. Silver-blue to green needles. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.
One of the most popular spruces, best known for its grey-blue needles. New growth is a luminous silver blue and is tree’s signature feature. Horizontal branches droop slightly with age. Tight pyramidal form. Makes a great specimen and screening plant. Justifies it’s popularity.
Picturesque pine that is underused and underappreciated. Slow growing, densely pyramidal when young, more open with age. Soft needles are similar in feel and texture to white pine. The combination of soft green needles and tight pyramidal shape makes for a unique specimen. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.
This spectacular variety of white pine is unlike any other pine. Needles are blue with prominent white stripes. Conical when young it develops a wide spreading, flat-topped habit with age. Makes a great specimen. The kind of plant that makes Halka Nurseries so special. This is a completely different plant with age than it is […]
The most popular cultivated pine. Grows quickly, makes a great screening plant, good for wind breaks. An excellent lawn or park tree. Retains a soft texture throughout its lifetime, regardless of how large it grows.
Columnar version of the classic eastern white pine. With age the form opens and becomes narrowly oval, with a pyramidal crown. Distinctly upright branches differ from horizontal or drooping branches of species. Soft texture. Very interesting form of the most popular pine species.
Dense, mounded with age. A wonderful variation of the classic white pine. Small rounded shape in young plants is deceiving. In time it takes on a beautiful billowing, almost cloud-like shape. Soft texture remains but no two plants are ever the same. A wonderful rock garden, poolscape or specimen plant.
Open and irregular shape, no two trees are the same, almost has the habit of a bonsai and makes a great specimen tree. Waxy dark green leaves. Very adaptable. Very tolerant of ocean salt spray.
Unique amongst arborvitaes for it’s exceptional height, Green Giant is also very deer resistant. Makes a great specimen and screening plant. Can be tightly pruned. Specimens are magnificent. Very adaptable.
Beautiful evergreen tree with soft glossy green needles. Wonderful hedging and screening plant. Very agreeable to pruning. Tolerates shade, avoid wind-swept locations, not tolerant of drought. Hardy to Zone 3b-7.
Magnificent dwarf, weeping, evergreen shrub. Extremely dense glossy green foliage. Does not like windswept locations, tolerates shade, not drought resistant. Wonderful rock garden plant, excellent specimen. Exceptionally beautiful dwarf shrub.