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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 ‘Piccolo’ Dwarf Balsam Fir

A miniature cultivar with tiny dark green needles on short erect stems.  Forms a dense globe.

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 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 ‘Conica’ White Fir

A slender, conical form with steel-blue, 1 inch-long needles.

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 koreana ‘Cis’ Dwarf Korean Fir

A very tidy, attractive specimen with shiny dark green needles. Shape is a flattened sphere.

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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 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 ‘Martha’s Vineyard’ Dwarf Blue Rocky Mountain Free

A dwarf blue selection from Polly Hill Arboretum with a narrow conical habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer ABIES procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’ Dwarf Noble Fir

A low-growing conifer with soft, silvery blue needles.  Though only growing to 2 feet tall, it can reach 6’ feet wide making it a lovely evergreen groundcover.  Make sure to cut out any vertical leaders to maintain its prostrate form.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 5
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 obtusa ‘Verdonii’ Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

A dwarf gold selection, turning bronze in winter.  Habit is compact and conical.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera ‘Compacta Nana’ Sawara Cypress

A tight dense flattened globe with dark green foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera ‘Gold Mops’ Dwarf Threadleaf False Cypress

Golden yellow mounding form with thread-like foliage. Good winter interest. Has proved to be one of the hardiest Chamaecyparis for us.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera ‘Harvard Gold’ Sawara Cypress

A cultivar with intensely gold feathery foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’ Sawara False Cypress

Gold form with both fern-leaf and thread-leaf foliage creating a unique texture.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer JUNIPERUS chinensis ‘Trautman’ Chinese Juniper

A very narrow juniper with gray-green foliage.  A hardy substitute for Italian cypress.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer JUNIPERUS communis ‘Gold Cone’ Gold Cone Juniper

Tight-growing, upright juniper with gold juvenile foliage.   Protect from winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer JUNIPERUS communis ‘Green Carpet’ Common Juniper

Dense, ground cover juniper with bright green spring growth maturing to a darker green. Grows 6 inches tall by 3 feet wide.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer JUNIPERUS horizontalis ‘Gold Strike’ Creeping Juniper

Vivid gold foliage on a low spreading plant. This is a seedling selection of J. horizontalis ‘Motherlode’. Grows 6 inches tall by 3 feet wide.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer JUNIPERUS horizontalis ‘Mother Lode’ Creeping Juniper

A yellow sport of the ground-hugging J. ‘Wiltoni’ . Yellow-orange in fall and winter.  Well-behaved for a juniper!

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer JUNIPERUS horizontalis ‘Pancake’ Creeping Juniper

A very flat-growing form with blue-gray foliage.  While only 4 inches high, it will spread to 4 feet.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer JUNIPERUS procumbens ‘Nana’ Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper

Great texture with bluish-green foliage. Habit is tufted and mounding and more sculptural than other spreading junipers.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer JUNIPERUS squamata ‘Blue Star’ Blue Star Juniper

Steely blue foliage in dense star-like pattern. Forms a rounded globe. This is much more compact than other junipers and does not spread.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer JUNIPERUS squamata ‘Holger’ Holger Juniper

Arching habit with needles blue and tipped with gold. Grows 3 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer LARIX decidua ‘Pendula’ Weeping Larch

Height depends on staking. Graceful pendulous form. We have them trained over the entrance to the nursery, evoking much comment. The deciduous foliage turns a beautiful gold in the fall.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer LARIX kaempferi ‘Wolterdingen’ Dwarf Larch

Dwarf mound with attractive blue-green foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer LARIX laricina ‘Blue Sparkler’ Dwarf Larch

A dwarf selection of Eastern Larch with soft blue-green foliage.  Mounding habit gives way to a more upright pyramidal form as the plant matures.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides ‘Blue-isch’ Dawn Redwood

A pyramidal form with light blue foliage.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides ‘North Light’ Dawn Redwood

A dense-growing, ball-shaped formed with cream flecked needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides ‘Ogon’ Dawn Redwood

A cultivar with gold to chartreuse needles.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer MICROBIOTA decussata Russian Cypress

Feathery growth on drooping branch tips. Tolerant of shade and dry conditions. Bright green in summer, bronze in winter. Low, spreading. We’ll also have some trained as standards. Grows 1 foot high by 8 feet wide.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Acro-Yellow’ Norway Spruce

Butter yellow frosted foliage on an irregular upright plant.  Ornamental cones like P. ‘Acrocona’.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Acrocona’ Norway Spruce

A slower-growing upright form with large cones upright on the branch ends. Forms a broad pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Aurea Magnifica’ Golden Norway Spruce

A slow-growing conifer with a dense, pyramidal form. Needles are golden and especially glow in the winter.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Blaze’ Norway Spruce

Brilliant red new growth like P. ‘Rubra Spicata’, but the habit is more compact.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Clanbrassiliana Stricta’ Norway Spruce

Beautifully compact pyramidal form like a miniature Christmas tree.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Cobra’ Weeping Norway Spruce

An Iseli introduction with pendulous, snake-like branches.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3