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Conifers

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
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/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 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 3
Conifer PINUS aristata (longaeva) ‘Formal Form’ Bristlecone Pine

Dark blue-green needles radiate around ascending branches.  Habit is narrow and pyramidal. Bristlecone pines are thought to be one of the longest-living trees on earth.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
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 ‘Blue Mound’ Dwarf Swiss Stone Pine

Deep rich blue-green foliage on a mounding plant.

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

A miniature form with blue-green needles and rounded to pyramidal habit.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS cembra ‘Pygmaea’ Pygmy Swiss Stone Pine

Short, dark green needles in congested tufts. Beehive-shaped habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year) Sun 3
Conifer PINUS cembra ‘Tamansur’ Dwarf Swiss Stone Pine

A miniature bun form with blue green foliage.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. 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/Part Shade 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 ‘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/Part Shade 5
Conifer PINUS flexilis ‘Cesarini Blue’ Limber Pine

Brighter blue foliage and a more compact habit than the more familiar P. ‘Vanderwolf Pyramid’. 

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
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 flexilis ‘Tarryall’ Limber Pine

An upright, open form with blue-green needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PINUS flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ Limber Pine

A large pyramidal tree with upright branching and soft, twisted blue-green needles. Candle new growth to keep a denser habit.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 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/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS koraiensis ‘Gee Broom’ Dwarf Korean Pine

A slow-growing selection with short blue-green needles.  Forms a soft bun.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS koraiensis ‘Silveray’ Korean Pine

Upright blue form with extra large cones.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. 3
Conifer PINUS leucodermis (Topiary) Bosnian Pine

Slow growing upright, dense species with stiff dark green needles. We will sell these as topiaries.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Carstens’ Gold Mugo Pine

A low-mounding form with the needles turning bright gold in winter

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Jakobsen’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

Sculpted habit with dark green needles on a strong trunk give this cultivar a “bonsai” look.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Little Goldstar’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

A very slow-growing pine with golden yellow foliage that is most intense in winter.  Habit is mounding.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Minima Kalous’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

A mini-bun with short, bright green needles.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Sherwood Compact’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

Dark green needles form a compact globe. 

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Slowmound’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

The ideal mugo — a dark green dense mound.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS mugo ‘Valley Cushion’ Dwarf Mugo Pine

A very compact form that grows wider than tall.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS nigra ‘Helga’ Dwarf Austrian Pine

A slow-growing rounded form with rich green needles and prominent buds.  Has the appearance of a Japanese Black Pine.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer Pinus nigra ‘Hornbrookiana’ Black Pine

Long dark green needles with cream colored spring candles. Compact, globose mound.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS nigra ‘Oregon Green’ Austrian Pine

Upright form with dark green needles. White candles in spring contrast nicely.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer Pinus nigra (Topiary) Austrian Pine

Dense pyramidal habit in youth. Crown rounds with age forming a spreading flat top or dome.

40-60 feet Sun 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Aoi’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

A narrow upright cultivar with short curving blue needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Bergman’ Japanese White Pine

Long, twisted blue-green needles on a dense, irregular and upright plant. Red pollen cones.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Blue Giant’ Japanese White Pine

An upright pyramidal form with recurved gray-blue needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Blue Lou’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

A dense-growing upright mound with blue-gray needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Burke’s Bonsai’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

Short, blue-green needles on an open, upright dwarf.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Catherine Elizabeth’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

A form with short, blue-green needles and rounded habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Kinpo’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

A slow-growing form with dark blue-green needles and an irregular picturesque habit.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Miyoi’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

A dwarf mounding form with silvery blue-gray needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years.
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Negishi’ Japanese White Pine

A slower-growing form with twisted blue-green needles and upright habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer Pinus parviflora ‘Shimane’ Japanese White Pine

Variegated needles gold & green.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Shion’ Japanese White Pine

Typical silvery blue green needles on a globose mound.  Becomes more pyramidal as it ages.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years.
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Tanima no uki’ Dwarf Japanese White Pine

White-dusted new growth from pink-tinged buds. Forms a compact mound.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PINUS parviflora ‘Tempelhof’ Japanese White Pine

A vigorous upright form with blue-green needles and cones at a young age.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PINUS peuce ‘Pacific Blue’ Macedonian Pine

Beautiful long, thin blue needles on a dense-growing upright pyramid.  An Iseli Nursery introduction.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer PINUS ponderosa ‘Dixie’ Ponderosa Pine

This cultivar has the same long green needles of the species, but its habit is dwarf and rounded.  We’ve had a Ponderosa pine growing here for several years and the needles are quite amazing!

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. 5
Conifer PINUS pumila ‘Dwarf Blue’ Dwarf Siberian Pine

Dwarf plant, wider than high, with short incurved blue needles.

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