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Conifers

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Upright and dense with beautiful dark green twisted foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa ‘Vokel’s Upright’ Hinoki Cypress

An upright dwarf with dark green foliage and very narrow habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
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 ‘Lemon Thread’ Dwarf Threadleaf False Cypress

Similar to C. ‘Gold Mops’, but more upright and faster growing.

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 Juniperous Virginiana ‘Grey Owl’ Red Cedar

Soft, silvery-gray foliage on this lower, spreading evergreen.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 2
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/Part Shade 4
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 2
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 communis ‘Silver Streamers’ Common Juniper

Low growing and spreading with silver-blue foliage. Makes a great ground cover.

10-12 inches Sun 2
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 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 scopulorum ‘Candelabra’ Candelabra Juniper

A distinctive upright juniper with lovely blue-gray, semi-pendulous branches that bend up at the tips.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer JUNIPERUS squamata Blue Carpet’ Blue Carpet Juniper

Steel blue spiny foliage on a low-spreading carpet. 1 foot tall to 4 feet wide. Like other junipers it’s great for dry, difficult sites.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer LARIX decidua ‘Cherry Valley’ European Larch

A compact form with pendulous branches.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer LARIX decidua ‘Horstmann’s Recurved’ Contorted Larch

A slow-growing cultivar with interesting twisted and contorted branches.  Makes an unusual accent.  Typical bright green foliage and gold fall color.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer LARIX decidua ‘Pendula’ Weeping Larch

Height depends on staking. Graceful pendulous form. We had 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 decidua ‘Puli’ Weeping Larch

A flat ground cover form.  If staked, a narrow weeping tree similar to L. ‘Pendula’, but with denser and lighter green foliage.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
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-ish’ 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 ‘Gold Rush’ Dawn Redwood

Narrow upright form with sprays of bright chartreuse yellow in spring maturing to golden yellow before turning rich shades of orange in fall.

70-80 feet Sun 5
Conifer METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides ‘Miss Grace’ Weeping Dawn Redwood

This small deciduous conifer with graceful weeping branches can reach 10’ tall by 3’ wide if staked. Refined gray-green foliage in summer, very strong orange in autumn. 

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 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’ Gold Rush 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 ‘Bryce’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

A dwarf selection with blue-green foliage described as either an irregular pyramid or a dense spreader.

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

From a cross between P. ‘Acrocona’ and P. ‘Gold Drift’ by Bob Fincham, this variety has gold  foliage on pendulous branches and red cones.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 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 ‘Cruenta’ Norway Spruce

An upright, compact cultivar with brilliant purple-red new growth in the spring.

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

Dense and narrow this is a great conifer where space is limited. Grows 20 feet tall, but only 5 feet wide in 20 years.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer Picea abies ‘Dandylion’ Norway Spruce

Bright red cones at the end of brilliant arching yellow new growth.

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

A weeping cultivar with short green needles and denser habit than P. abies ‘Pendula’.

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

Prostrate, in time forming a dense carpet. May be trained up to weep down.

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

A gold-needled weeping cultivar!  Stake for height.

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

Another selection from Bob Fincham, this plant is a dwarf spreader with pendulous branches and gold foliage.

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

An especially slow growing form with an irregular mounding habit.

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

A miniature flattened bun with miniature needles.  Adorable!

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Kellerman’s Blue Cameo’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

A dwarf bluish-green spruce with broad globose habit.

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

The glaucous needles are longer and thicker than other dwarf Norway spruce. Twigs cinnamon-colored. Forms a compact mound.

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

Another Bob Fincham intro, a low-spreading form with bright golden yellow foliage.

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

A very dense bun with bright green foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Little Gem’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

Very dwarf dense bun, sport of P. a. ‘Nidiformis’. Protect from winter sun.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Malena’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

A miniature with light green new growth and a dense, spreading form.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Medusa’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

A miniature witch’s broom from P. ‘Acrocona’ with tiny, slightly twisted branches and tiny cones.

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