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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Conifer ABIES alba ‘Green Spiral’ Weeping Silver Fir

A moderate sized weeper with twisting stems spiraling outward and down.  Habit is narrow.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES alba ‘Hedge’ Dwarf Silver Fir

A miniature spreader with short light green needles.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES alba ‘Pyramidalis’ Silver Fir

Upright pyramidal form with dense dark green foliage. Great for a small garden or tight space. It’s the perfect Christmas tree!

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea ‘Eugene’s Yellow’ Dwarf Balsam Fir

A slow-growing selection with yellow-gold needles.  It forms a flattened globe eventually becoming pyramidal with age.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea ‘Nana’ Dwarf Balsam Fir

A slow-growing cultivar with lovely dark green glossy foliage. It forms a dense, flattened globe that is wider than tall.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea ‘Renswoude’ Dwarf Balsam Fir

A miniature form with rounded habit and bright green congested foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea ‘Tyler Blue’ Blue Balsam Fir

An attractive silver-blue selection with a traditional pyramidal form.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea var. phanerolepis Canaan Fir

A variety of balsam fir from the mountains of Virginia with an attractive pyramidal habit and dark green foliage banded silver beneath.  Tolerant of wet soils.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES balsamea ‘Verkade’s Prostrate’ Dwarf Balsame Fir

A procumbent form with short, dark green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Blue Cloak’ Weeping White Fir

A weeping form with a strong main leader.  Powder-blue, medium-sized needles.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Candicans’ White Fir

This is probably one of the bluest conifers. Needles are very big and powder-blue. Form is upright and irregular.

Large (over 12 inches/year) Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Compacta’ Dwarf White Fir

A very compact, pyramidal form with good blue color.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Hosta la Vista’ Dwarf White Fir

A miniature globose form with powdery blue, up-curved needles.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘King’s Gap’ Dwarf White Fir

A very slow-growing form with lovely soft blue needles and globose habit. Becomes more pyramidal with age.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Kinky’ White Fir

An unusual cultivar with contorted branches and short, blue-gray needles.  Forms a compact, upright tree.  

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Select’ White Fir

An attractive blue selection with an upright pyramidal habit.

Large (over 12 inches/year) Sun 4
Conifer ABIES concolor ‘Wintergold’ White Fir

A broadly pyramidal form with soft butter yellow foliage in winter.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Alpine Star’ Dwarf Korean Fir

Dark green foliage with silver undersides, contrasting white buds and a slow-growing habit — what else could you want from a conifer!  Forms a flattened globe eventually becoming more spreading.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Aurea’ Gold Korean Fir

A beautiful gold foliage form with a more compact habit than the species. Form is upright, but irregular.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Blauer Pfiff’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A dwarf low-spreading form with attractive blue-green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Glauca’ Blue Korean Fir

A selection with more intense blue-green color and an irregular upright form.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Golden Glow’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A low spreading cultivar with chartreuse-yellow needles and an irregular habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Green Carpet’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A low, spreading cultivar with rich green foliage. It forms a tidy, flattened mound.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Ice Breaker’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A witch’s broom from A. koreana ‘Silberlocke’ with the same recurved needles showing a silvery reverse, but growth rate and branches are much shorter so the plant remains a miniature bun.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Silber Mavers’ Dwarf Korean Fir

Tiny dark green needles twist to show their silver undersides. Forms a dense bun eventually becoming a mini pyramid.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Silberlocke’ Korean Fir

Needles are twisted to show silver undersides. Unique! Forms a compact pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Silberzwerg’ Dwarf Korean Fir

Tiny dark green needles show a silver reverse.  Short, stiff branches form a dense globe.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Silver Show’ Korean Fir

Upright plant with recurved needles showing silvery undersides. 

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Silver Star’ Korean Fir

Upright plant with recurved needles showing silvery undersides. Similar to A. ‘Silberlocke’, but perhaps slower growing.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Starkers Dwarf’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A dwarf nest form when young, becoming mounding with age. Needles dark green with typical silver reverse.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year) Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘True Blue’ Dwarf Korean Fir

Beautiful blue foliage on a compact pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Tundra’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A spreading, rounded dwarf with dark green needles with contrasting white undersides. Cool white buds in winter.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana ‘Wellenseind’ Miniature Korean Fir

A miniature form with short, dark green needles on a dense-growing bun.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES koreana x lasiocarpa Koreocarpa Fir

A hybrid with blue foliage and an upright, narrow habit.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Arizonica Glauca’ Blue Rocky Mountain Fir

Needles are an attractive blue-gray. Bark is very light colored. Upright, compact habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Blue Waterfall’ Weeping Rocky Mountain Fir

A narrow, weeping form with silvery blue foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Glacier’ Dwarf Blue Rocky Mountain Fir

A slow-growing  blue cultivar — descriptions vary but forms a miniature to dwarf pyramid.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Glauca Compacta’ Dwarf Blue Rocky Mountain Fir

Slow-growing dense, broad pyramid with stiff, very blue needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Hurricane Blue’ Blue Rocky Mountain Fir

Stunning silver blue foliage on a dense pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES lasiocarpa ‘Schneider’ Dwarf Rocky Mountain Fir

A very slow-growing blue-needled form with an upright habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ Caucasian Fir

A low spreader with bright golden yellow foliage. Appreciates some shade.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Part Shade 5
Conifer ABIES nordmanniana ‘Little Nordie’ Caucasian Fir

Bright green foliage on a dense, flat bun.  It was found as a witch’s broom at Kate Brook Nursery in Vermont.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer BONSAI AND TROUGH PLANTS Assorted

A selection of diminuitive, slow-growing conifers suitable for containers.

Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS nootkatensis ‘Glauca Pendula’ Weeping Alaskan Cedar

Blue-green foliage form with graceful pendulous branches on an upright tree.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’ Weeping Alaskan Cedar

Very narrow form with graceful pendulous branches.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS nootkatensis ‘Moonshot’ Weeping Alaskan Cedar

One of the narrowest cultivars of the species with few side branches.  Only 2 feet wide in 10 years.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS nootkatensis ‘Nidifera’ Alaskan Cedar

A spreading form that grows wider than tall.  Lacy, blue-gray foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa ‘Compacta’ Hinoki Cypress

A fast-growing broad, conical cultivar with typical dark green, fan spray foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year) Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa ‘Fernspray Gold’ Hinoki Cypress

Bright gold fern-like foliage on a broadly conical compact form.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa ‘Kosteri’ Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

A dense, irregular dwarf with light green fans of downward cupped foliage. 

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5