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Conifers

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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 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. Sun/Part Shade 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
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Mikulasovice’ Dwarf Norway Spruce

Nearly perfect miniature pyramid of dark green foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Nidiformis’ Bird's Nest Spruce

Low, dense-spreading dwarf with a distinct depression in the center of the plant.

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

A cultivar that forms a dense pyramid of dark green needles.

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

A blue-needled Norway spruce!  It grows into a dense pyramid.

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

Very pendulous branches, must be staked to obtain height desired. Always a much admired specimen.

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

Globose habit when young, spreading with age, but maintains rounded form. Very dark green. A good alternative to spreading yews.

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

A slow-growing cultivar with a dwarf mounding habit. Attractive red-purple cones are held on the tips of the branches.

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

A miniature globose form with short, stout needles.  It will produce reddish cones in spring when mature.

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

Dwarf procumbent form with branches layered from the middle of the plant.

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

A very narrow, weeping form that does not need staking.  Typical dark green foliage.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA abies ‘Sherwood Compact’ Norway Spracy

A compact form that is dense and pyramidal.

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

Horizontal branches gives this cultivar a layered look.  Forms a broad pyramid.

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

A flat-topped cultivar with a layered branch habit.  Grows wider than tall.

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

Adorable little dwarf with irregular. pyramidal habit. Great for the rock garden or trough.

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

A prostrate gold foliage form selected by Greg Williams.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Blue Magoo’ Engelmann Spruce

A compact gray-blue foliage form with a dense, symmetrical habit.  Striking blue new growth is pendulous.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Bush’s Lace’ Engelmann Spruce

An upright form with pendulous branches and attractive blue-gray foliage.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Compacta’ Dwarf Engelmann Spruce

Dwarf conical plant with glaucous blue foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Fritsche’ Engelmann Spruce

A blue foliage form with pendulous branches.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Glauca Hesse’ Engelmann Spruce

Upright growing with excellent soft blue needles. 

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Hexenbesen Jasper’ Dwarf Engelman Spruce

Cute blue-green irregular bun-shaped miniature. Hard to find cultivar! Good rock garden specimen.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA engelmannii ‘Stanley Mountain’ Dwarf Engelmann Spruce

A dwarf pyramidal form with attractive blue foliage.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Burkwitch’ White Spruce

Yellow-green foliage with lots of cones at the tips.  Not much more info than that and a guess on the size.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Canadian Weeper’ Weeping White Spruce

A very narrow, weeping form like P. glauca ‘Pendula’ selected in Nova Scotia by Greg Williams.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Cecilia’ Dwarf White Spruce

A rounded dense form with blue-green foliage. 

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Daisy White’ Dwarf Alberta Spruce

A dense-growing conical spruce with new growth creamy white.  Protect from winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Echiniformis’ Dwarf White Spruce

Forms a low, dense, cushion-shaped plant with grayish-green foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Dwarf White Spruce

An extremely dense cultivar with an almost perfect pyramidal shape.  As wide at the base as it is tall.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Jean’s Dilly’ Dwarf Alberta Spruce

An Alberta Spruce with unique twisted new growth and very tight habit. Protect from winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Ketch Harbor’ White Spruce

An upright form with short, deep blue-green needles and pendulous branches.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘McConnall’s Gold’ White Spruce

Beautiful butter yellow new growth turns green as the season progresses. Forms a dense, upright pyramid.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘North Star’ White Spruce

A classic spruce with a dense pyramidal habit and medium green foliage.  A hardy selection for exposed situations.

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

This cultivar has stiffly downward hanging branches of bluish-green. Habit is very narrow.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Sander’s Fastigiata’ Dwarf Alberta Spruce

A dense-growing columnar pyramid excellent for small gardens.  Site out of winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA glauca ‘Yukon Blue’ White Spruce

A tight-growing semi-dwarf form with short blue-gray needles. Forms a narrow pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA mariana ‘Blue Tier Drop’ Dwarf Black Spruce

A tight-growing dwarf with small blue-gray needles and an upright habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA mariana ‘Doumettii’ Black Spruce

A slow-growing cultivar with thin green needles giving it a texture softer than other spruces.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA mariana ‘Mont Tremblant’ Black Spruce

A vigorous, upright form with long twisting branches and blue-gray needles.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘Blue Sky’ Serbian Spruce

An upright evergreen conifer with light blue needles. It will form a narrow pillar at maturity. A wonderful accent point for the landscape.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘de Ruyter’ Serbian Spruce

A slow-growing upright form with an irregular, sculptural habit and two-toned green and silver foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PICEA omorika ‘Frondenberg’ Miniature Serbian Spruce

This very slow-growing cultivar forms a dense flattened globe. Needles are a dark green with silver reverse.

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

A lovely upright form with pendulous branches and two-toned green and silver foliage.

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

A miniature flattened bun with typical silvery blue green foliage.  Becomes more pyramidal with age.  Also listed as P. ‘Gunther’ or P. ‘Horstmann’.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4