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Conifers

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Conifer PINUS pumila ‘Jeddeloh’ Dwarf Siberian Pine

A flat-growing, wide-spreading form with bluish needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. 3
Conifer PINUS pumila ‘Chlorocarpa’ Dwarf Siberian Pine

A dense low spreader with greenish cones growing 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide in 10 years.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 2
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Angel Falls’ Weeping White Pine

A narrow weeper if staked, otherwise forms a cascading mound.  An improvement of P. strobus ‘Pendula’ — denser and slower growing.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer Pinus strobus ‘Blue Clovers’ Eastern White Pine

Very blue needles with a slight twist.

large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Blue Shag’ Dwarf White Pine

A Sid Waxman introduction with compact habit and good blue color.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Louie’ White Pine

Golden foliage all year. Found and introduced by Vermonter Greg Williams. Habit is upright and pyramidal.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Macopin’ White Pine

Noted for its excellent cone production this cultivar has an open irregular habit and blue-green foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Mini Twists’ Dwarf White Pine

A slow-growing form with soft blue-green twisted needles.  Mounding than grows into an upright pyramid.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Minuta’ Dwarf White Pine

A very dense mini-pine on short trunks.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Niagara Falls’ Weeping White Pine

This compact, weeping form boasts many draping branches and long, two-tone needles.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year) Sun 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Sea Urchin’ Dwarf White Pine

Soft blue-green needles on a dense-growing globe.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS strobus ‘Squiggles’ Dwarf White Pine

The name says it all!  A miniature globose mound with blue-green twisted needles.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer Pinus strobus ‘Torulosa’ White Pine

Soft blue-green needles twist and corkscrew giving a fuller more fluffy look.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer PINUS strobus x ayacahuite ‘Domingo’ Domingo Hybrid Pine

An attractive hybrid with long blue-green needles forming a full pyramid.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. 5
Conifer PINUS sylvestris ‘Albyn Prostrata’ Dwarf Scotch Pine

One of the best prostrate Scotch pines with needles that remain blue in winter.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun 3
Conifer PINUS sylvestris ‘Gold Coin’ Scotch Pine

A cultivar with almost translucent, glowing yellow needles in winter.  Form is upright and dense.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Joe Kozey’ Japanese Umbrella Pine

Narrower habit with sturdier branches.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun 5
Conifer SCIADOPITYS verticillata ‘Picola’ Dwarf Japanese Umbrella Pine

Needles are glossy green and arranged in whorls. A pyramidal dwarf cultivar. Needs careful siting in Vermont.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer TAXUS cuspidata ‘Emerald Spreader’ Spreading Yew

Low-spreading cultivar with attractive emerald green foliage.

30 inches tall by 8 feet wide Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4
Conifer TAXUS cuspidata ‘Nana Aurescens’ Dwarf Golden Yew

Low and spreading with bright golden-yellow needles. Slow-growing. Protect from winter sun and wind.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Conifer TAXUS media ‘Maureen’ Dwarf Yew

A narrow, columnar form with dark green needles.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Conifer Thuja occidentalis ‘Autumn Moon’ Arborvitae

A nice rounded form with bright yellow fans.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Brobeck’s Tower’ Arborvitae

A narrow, columnar form with twisted fans of bright green foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Filiformis’ Thread-leaf Arborvitae

Upright form with long thread-like, pendulous branches. Amy calls this plant “Cousin It”.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Filip’s Magic Moment’ Arborvitae

Yellow-green to gold foliage on a upright conical shrub.  A mutation from T. ‘Smaragd’.  From Proven Winners.

6-8 feet tall by 1-3 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Fire Chief’ Arborvitae

The foliage is bright yellow with an orange cast. When young the plant has foliage like an Erica and is globose. Slowly grows to 9′ pyramid.                                    

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Jantar’ Arborvitae

A striking gold foliage selection of Emerald Green Arborvitae with the same narrow, upright habit.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Malonyana Holub’ Dwarf Arborvitae

A dwarf form with twisted, congested foliage and irregular habit.  Bronze green in winter.

Miniature (less than 3 inches/year)Less than 3 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Primo’ Arborvitae

A dwarf upright form from Iseli Nursery with rich green foliage in sculptural fans like a Hinoki cypress.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 4
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Technito’ Arborvitae

A dense-growing, compact form of Thuja ‘Techny’ with the same bright green color retained through the winter.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Yellow Ribbon’ Arborvitae

Narrow upright form with bright yellow foliage.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJA occidentalis ‘Zmatlik’ Arborvitae

A slow-growing, narrow, columnar form with twisting foliage similar to T. ‘Degroot’s Spire’.

Intermediate (6-12 inches/year)6-12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 3
Conifer THUJOPSIS dolabrata Staghorn Arborvitae

Unusual flattened sprays of emerald green foliage on a lovely conifer from northern Japan. Shelter from winter sun and wind in Vermont.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade 5
Conifer TSUGA canadensis Hemlock

Our graceful native Eastern Hemlock. Straight species is a large canopy tree with lovely fine-textured needles. Tolerant of shade and best grown in cool, moist soils. Intolerant of drought.

Large (over 12 inches/year)over 12 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade 3
Conifer TSUGA canadensis ‘Jeddeloh’ Dwarf Hemlock

A dwarf spreader with an open center resembling a bird’s nest.

Dwarf (3-6 inches/year)3-6 feet in ten years. Sun/Part Shade/Shade 4