Similar to species in most respects but has a thicker, darker green leaf – often described as leathery, and has better heat and drought tolerance. Large, fast-growing shade tree best planted where it has room to grow. Not an ideal street tree due to eventual size and surface roots. Spectacular fall color starts at the […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extremely tolerant of urban conditions. Very drought tolerant and adapts to a wide range of soils. Large leaves can grow 5” wide and 10” long. Glossy green on top, lighter color underneath provides a nice bi-color effect in the breeze. Handsome tree, quite majestic when mature.
Dense formed canopy, sturdy and compact. These have heavy flowers, with a cherry-like bark. It’s horizontal lenticels are a great feature to separate this variety from others. As it matures, the trunk becomes more gray, rather than a reddish-brown. Likes a well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Flowers best in full sun. May be one of the […]
A handsome pyramidal evergreen with yellow tips that take on a rust hue in fall. Deer resistant which is unusual for an arborvitae. Tight form allows it to be planted close to structures. Good small specimen, but with width, to make a great hedge.
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.