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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘Pimoko’ Dwarf Serbian Spruce

Dwarf flat-topped form smaller than P. omorika ‘Nana’.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘Riverside’ Serbian Spruce

A narrow upright form selected by Wells Nursery of Washington state.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘Silberblue’ Serbian Spruce

Two-toned needles are silver-blue against a green interior. Forms a broad pyramid.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika x breweriana Hybrid Spruce

Brewer’s spruce, a lovely species with drooping branches, is not hardy for us, but hopefully this cross with the hardy Serbian will be.  This has a narrow habit with pendulous branches.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika x pungens ‘Troemner’ Hybrid Spruce

A hybrid with the pendulous branching and softer foliage of P. omorika and blue coloring of P. pungens. It forms a narrow pyramid.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PICEA orientalis ‘Firefly’ Dwarf Oriental Spruce

A seedling selection of P. ‘Skylands’ that is smaller and more compact.  Same gold needles on slender branches and forms a dwarf pyramid.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer PICEA orientalis ‘Skylands’ Oriental Spruce

Slow-growing, eventually becoming pyramidal with golden-yellow needles on slender branches. For sheltered sites out of winter sun and wind.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Avatar’ Blue Spruce

A new cultivar from Iseli Nursery with new growth a striking powder blue. Forms an upright, broad pyramid with attractive horizontal branching.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ Blue Spruce

Dense upright semi-dwarf with intense blue color.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Bizon Blue’ Blue Spruce

A selection from Bizon Nursery with brilliant blue foliage on old and new growth.  Forms a dense, conical pyramid.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Blue Pearl’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A slow-growing dwarf, rounded at first, later developing the true spruce shape with bright blue foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Blue Wave’ Blue Spruce

A new cultivar from Klyn Nursery that forms a low-spreading mound. Bright blue foliage.  12”-15” high by 6’-8’ wide.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Christina’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A mini-grower with blue needles and low, rounded habit.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Corbet’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

Dwarf tight conical growth habit with blue needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year) Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Donna’s Rainbow’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

Silver-blue needles on an irregular, upright plant.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Early Cones’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A low-spreading cultivar producing cones at the branch tips from an early age.  These are purplish-red in early spring.  Grows twice as wide as high.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Glauca Procumbens’ Prostrate Blue Spruce

A prostrate, ground-hugging form with powder blue needles.

1 foot tall by 8 feet wide Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Hartsel’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A blue globose form with dense, radiating branches and prominent orange buds.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Hermann Naue’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

Bright pink new cones contrast with the blue-green foliage.  Forms a low, spreading mound.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Iseli Foxtail’ Blue Spruce

A narrow, open pyramidal form with needles longer at the base of the shoots than at the tips. 

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Lundeby’s Dwarf’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A dwarf blue selection from Iseli Nursery with a somewhat flatter habit than P. ‘Montgomery’.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Maigold’ Blue Spruce

Bright yellow spring growth on this dense growing pyramid contrasts with the older blue-green foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year) Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Margarite’ Blue Spruce

A striking deep blue selection with a dense, pyramidal habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Pali’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A dense mounding form with light blue foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Roundabout’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

Compact rounded evergreen with blue-green foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year) Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Sester Dwarf’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A pyramidal dwarf with beautiful blue needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Spring Ghost’ Blue Spruce

Beautiful cream growth in spring contrasts with the light blue-green needles.  Forms a dense upright pyramid.  An introduction from Buchholz Nursery.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘St Mary’s Broom’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A dwarf, blue, bun-shaped selection, this slow-growing plant has relatively long, widely angled needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘The Blues’ Weeping Blue Spruce

A strongly pendulous form with powder blue needles. Selected at Stanley Nursery. Stake for height.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Waldbrunn’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

A dwarf form with flattened, nest-like habit and blue-gray needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Walnut Glen’ Blue Spruce

Upright pyramidal tree with golden-yellow over powder blue needles.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA pungens ‘Zafiro’ Dwarf Blue Spruce

Outstanding blue needles on a compact dwarf.  Excellent alternative to the larger growing P. ‘Glauca Globosa’.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA rubens ‘Lake Street Steeple’ Red Spruce

An extremely narrow weeping form of the native red spruce brought to Iseli Nursery by Tim Steele from a seedling planted by his grandmother.  It produces small red cones on the upper branches.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA rubens ‘Pocono’ Dwarf Red Spruce

A dwarf with an irregular, upright form and small light green needles. Produces typical red cones.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS aristata Bristlecone Pine

Thought to be one of the longest-living trees on earth. The habit is rounded to irregular with contorted branches.  Needles are short and a dark blue-green.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS aristata ‘Jackson’s Prostrate’ Bristlecone Pine

A dwarf-growing form with an irregular mounding habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS aristata (longaeva) ‘Formal Form’ Bristlecone Pine

Dark blue-green needles radiate around ascending branches.  Habit is narrow and pyramidal.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS banksiana ‘Al Johnson’ Dwarf Jack Pine

A slow-growing selection with an open irregular habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS banksiana ‘Schoodic’ Dwarf Jack Pine

A mat-forming selection with short, emerald green needles. Very hardy and adaptable.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS banksiana ‘Uncle Fogy’ Weeping Jack Pine

A pendulous form with widely undulating branches. Grows 2 feet tall by 10 feet wide.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS cembra ‘Big Blue’ Swiss Stone Pine

A columnar form with long, deep blue needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS cembra ‘Shortstuff’ Dwarf Swiss Stone Pine

A columnar dwarf with blue-green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS cembra ‘Tip Top’ Swiss Stone Pine

A semi-dwarf columnar form with soft silvery blue needles and dense habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS contorta ‘Spaan’s Dwarf’ Lodgepole Pine

A slow-growing form with short dark green needles and interesting irregular branching. Great character with age.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS contorta ‘Taylor’s Sunburst’ Lodgepole Pine

Striking spring foliage is bright yellow turning a nice green during the summer.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS densiflora ‘Jane Kluis’ Dwarf Japanese Red Pine

Cross between P. nigra and P. densiflora. Dwarf and globose in habit. Beautiful bright green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS densiflora ‘Low Glow’ Dwarf Japanese Red Pine

A flat-topped, low-growing form with lime green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS densiflora ‘Umbraculifera Compacta’ Tanyosho Pine

A cultivar with umbrella-like habit and bright green needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS flexilis ‘Glauca Pendula’ Weeping Limber Pine

A vigorous spreading form with branches undulating up and out. Color is a lovely blue-green.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS koraiensis ‘Blue Ball’ Dwarf Korean Pine

A dwarf form with rounded habit and beautiful blue foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3