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The 2017 CONIFER INVENTORY is listed below. Conifers that have pictures will be written in dark green and underlined. Click on the name of the conifer to view the picture.

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ARBORVITAE

Thuja occidentalis ‘DeGroot’s Spire’
Upright Narrow, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
Foliage is rich green, thick and ruffled in texture with branchlets occasionally twisting and layering over one another. This narrow columnar form of American Arborvitae is in demand for its habit and texture. It can be planted as a specimen or used in narrow situations where high screening is needed. Not all 'DeGroot's' are created the same...these are "truly narrow"!
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Thuja occidentalis ‘Filiformis’
Weeping, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 3
Dense branches hold many loose tufts of long thread-like pendulous branchlets. New growth is bright green. Descibed as a “haystack like mound” growing to 3-4' tall in 10 yrs. Looks great planted by a pond or stream!

Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Wintergreen’
Conical, Large, Full sun to part shade, Zone 3
‘Hetz Wintergreen’ stays a rich green year-round; not bronzing in the colder months like other selections. A single-leader specimen. This fast-growing conical form of American Arborvitae is useful planted as a specimen, tall screen, or hedge.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Mossy’
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Looks like a little clump of moss with tentacles. A sea urchin if you will. One of my favorites. Slow growing.
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Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'
Mounding, Dwarf, Fullsun/part shade, Zone 5
Mop-head is the best description of this mounding plant. The many branches seem to explode upward and send sparks cascading in all directions. Green in summer, bronze in winter.
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CYPRESS - BALD

Taxodium distichum ‘Lindsey’s Skyward’
Upright Narrow, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 5
New form of Bald Cypress growing 18-20’ tall x 6’ wide in 20 years. Shows resistance to winter snow and ice load and has not indicated any sign of surface roots or the “knees” typical of taxodiums. Tolerates wet soil. A beautiful landscape tree offering contrasting foliage to other conifers.

Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’
Upright Broad, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
A natural miniaturized tree, this selection from the Netherlands has soft rich green foliage that begs to be touched. Forming a dense compact spire, the delicate fine textured foliage against the solid trunk and branching habit gives the impression of great age in a young plant. This deciduous conifer colors an attractive red brown in autumn with the leaves held for many weeks. Can be kept small and narrow with hard late winter pruning.

CYPRESS - Sawara

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Charm'
Pyramid, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
A mop-head shrub that adds a light and airy feel to the garden. Bright yellow thread-like branches that weep and drape over the entire shrub. Reported to hold its color even in bright sun. Prefers a moist soil. When pruning is needed, trim back only the current year's growth. May eventually reach 7' tall x 5' wide.

Cham pisifera 'Golden Mop'
Globe Shaped, Intermediate, Full sun to Part shade, Zone 5, Golden
A yellow thread-branch Sawara Cypress. Grows in a round flat mound with bright yellow foliage spilling out of the top. Looks like a mop upside down. This is the brightest cultivar of its kind. Sometimes burns in full sun.

FIR - Balsam

Abies balsamea ‘Piccolo’
Globose, Dwarf, Part shade, Zone 5
Grows about 1” per year, quite miniature in all respects. Planted at the Iowa Arboretum – appears to be hardier than ‘Nana’. A nice addition to the small rock garden.
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FIR - Concolor

Abies concolor ‘King’s Gap’
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
The needles of this concolor fir are a vivid silvery-blue color. When young it is a flattened globe, but with time it will throw a leader and become pyramidal in shape. A fairly new introduction suitable for a rock garden or smaller residential garden. As with all firs, it prefers dry soil conditions. 10 years: 20” tall x 15” wide
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FIR - Korean

Abies koreana ‘Aurea’
Upright Broad, Large, Full sun, Zone 4, Yellow
Appealing lemon yellow needles and complementary purple-blue cones make this plant an outstanding specimen. The glowing silver-white needle undersides are displayed on ascending branches. Over time, with the aid of staking, ‘Aurea’ will become a pyramidal tree. Best color in full sun, but may need some protection in warmer summer climates.

Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun-part shade, Zone 5
Everyone loves this soft-needled fir. The Korean fir is a handsome plant on its own with green needles that curve upward to show white undersides. This slow grower eventually becomes a small tree but it takes many years. The purple cones are held upright and complete a beautiful picture. Too much shade will cause the white underside needles to turn green.

Abies koreana ‘Kohout’s Ice Breaker’
Pyramid, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
This exciting new selection originated as a witches broom on Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silverlocke’ in Germany. It has the same recurved foliage but everything is reduced in size. The recurved foliage gives this a silver-white color and produces an exceptionally nice plant that stands out in the landscape! Begins as a globe, eventually becomes pyramidal. Growth rate: 1-3"/year. 10 yrs: 3' tall x 2' wide in 10 years.
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Abies koreana ‘Starker’s Dwarf’
Mounding, Dwarf, Part shade, Zone 4
A dwarf nest form when young, developing into a mounding shape with age. Its wide and blunt-tipped dark green glossy needles present a striking texture. Cones early. Protect from hot direct sun. 3-4'in 10 years.

FIR - Noble

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata'
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
The silver-blue color and soft needles of this Noble fir make this plant highly sought after. It forms a fairly flat groundcover reaching 2'-3' tall by 6' wide. Ideal for rock gardens and hillsides where it may creep over the ground. A dry site is necessary. Remove any leaders that may try to form to keep it low.

HEMLOCKS

Tsuga canadensis ‘Ashfield Weeper’
Weeping, Large, Partial Shade, Zone 4
‘Ashfield Weeper’ has long branches that arch downward exposing smooth gray bark. Pendulous branchlets are heavily covered with dark green needles that are longer and wider than the species. The combination of arching branches and draping branchlets create a whimsical appearance that is sure to make a statement in the landscape.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Betty Rose’
Mounding, Miniature, Part Shade, Zone 4
‘Betty Rose’ is an extremely slow growing hemlock. This irregular shaped, mounded shrub is very quaint and compact. The new growth, both in spring and in late summer is creamy white against the mature, dark green foliage. With time it becomes pyramidal in shape. Ideal for rock gardens and troughs. 15 years: 10 – 15 inches tall.
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Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate'
Prostrate, Dwarf, Partial shade, Zone 4
Stiff main branches knuckle under and bend downwards making a truly prostrate form. Gnarly interior branches display silver bark, adding dimension to this excellent low-spreading hemlock. Use to drape over or around stones or walls in the landscape. A true garden gem!

Tsuga canadensis ‘Forest Fountain’
Upright Broad – Intermediate – PART SHADE – Zone 4 A lovely, small, upright tree with upward arching branches giving it a fountain-like appearance. Makes a nice focal point.

Tsuga canadensis 'Hebefolia'...SOLD OUT!
Broad Upright, Miniature, Part shade, Zone 4
A unique conifer resembling a Hebe plant. Tiny, gray-green needles are wide and round, growing circular around the stem like a leaf on a Hebe. Green on top, the needles are held very close to the stems so the white undersides are exposed. With such short needles a lot of the stem is exposed creating a “twiggy” look. 8” tall x 12” wide in 10 years.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Horsford Contorted’
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
Twisted branches and coiled, contorted branchlets make 'Horsford Contorted' an interesting and surprisingly attractive compact plant. Sometimes found listed as 'Pig Tails', which accurately describes the curious branching pattern. Will make a curious addition to the garden.

Tsuga canadensis 'Monkinn' aka Golden Duchess
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
Arching branches and gorgeous yellow foliage will brighten any garden. Low, moundig habit reaching 3-4' high x 3-5' wide. Prefers evenly moist, slightly acidic well-drained soil. This cultivar shows improved sun tolerance, but prefers dappled shade. New to the market in 2014.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’
Pendulous, Large, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
The popular weeping form of Canadian Hemlock is a widely known and used plant, staked and trained to develop height and character. Branches are pendulous, forming a thick exterior `shell' of foliage that covers an interior scaffold. If left unstaked will become a ground cover.

Tsuga canadensis ‘Summer Snow’
Upright Broad, Intermediate, Part shade, Zone 5
The new ivory-white growth contrasts brilliantly with the dark green on this elegant and graceful tree. For a bright color splash, plant in deep shade or under other trees. Prune or shear annually to encourage good color and form. Originally propagated by John Mitsch, Aurora, Oregon. 10 years: 5-10’

Tsuga canadensis 'Woodrose'...SOLD OUT!
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 3
A white variegated Canadian hemlock. 10 years: 1' tall x 2' wide. Great for the rock garden.
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Tsuga diversifolia ‘Loowit’
Globe, Dwarf, Part shade, Zone 4
Small, blunt needles look like green grains of rice interspersed with tiny brown buds. Diminutive branches crowded with branchlets form a tight, congested bun. This dwarf hemlock was selected from seed collected in the high alpine region of Fukushima prefecture, Japan. This small tree is also referred to as the Japanese rice tree.
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Tsuga diversifolia 'Minikin'
Upright, Dwarf, Full/part sun, Zone 4
Blunt-tipped needles sit at different angles along reddish-brown shoots occasionally exposing their silvery-white undersides which gives this one a special sparkle. Globe-shaped when young, it will eventually become more oval. Slow growing. 10 years: 6' tall x 4' wide
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JUNIPERS

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Gold Strike’
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun/pt shade, Zone 3
Brilliant new spring growth continues its display through fall, when it gradually softens with coral tones. Low, somewhat mounding seedling selection from ‘Mother Lode’. Grows more upright than 'Mother Lode'. Performs best in well-drained soil and protected from scorching sun.

Juniperus horizontalis 'Lime Glow'
Spreader, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
An exceptionally beautiful low-growing ground cover with lime-green foliage which becomes more yellow over summer and turns bronzy-copper in the fall. 6” tall x 4' wide.

Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode'
Prostrate, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 3
Bright golden foliage holds its color all summer in full or part sun. Winter color changes to a rich burgundy plum. Use this ground-hugging, slow-growing juniper as a focal point, cascading over stones or as a mass planting. Needs well-drained soil. 10 years: H 6" x W 6'
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PINES - Bristlecone

Pinus aristata 'Blue Bear'
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Not the typical green Bristlecone Pine! This one has flecked blue-green needles. A nice, dense tree. Grows about 4-8"/year. 10 years: 15-20' x 10-12'
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Pinus aristata 'Formal Form'...SOLD OUT!
Narrow upright, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 4
The narrow, uniform shape has clusters of closely held, 1 1/2” long, green needles in bundles of five that radiate around the ascending branches, giving each a bottlebrush look. A formal-looking tree, this slow-grower maintains its form with little or no pruning. 10 yrs: 10' tall x 6' wide.

Pinus aristata 'Horstmann'
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
A dwarf form of Bristlecone Pine with more uniform branching and slower growth rate than the species. New. Rare.
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Pinus aristata ‘Sherwood Compact’...SOLD OUT!
Conical, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5, Green
The perfectly conical form of this Bristlcone Pine evokes a “must have” emotion for conifer lovers. The short, green needles radiate around ascending branches creating a dense formal appearance. Makes a good foundation plant.
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PINES - Eastern White

Pinus strobus 'Angel Falls'
Weeping, Large, Full sun, Zone 4
This refined version of the popular Weeping White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Pendula') stood out among sibling seedlings started at Iseli Nursery in 1981. Early in the evaluation process, the long, narrow, light-green needles, strong weeping habit and profusion of buds and branches showed promise of extraordinary quality. 20 years of evaluation culminated in honoring the unique tree with the name of the world's tallest waterfall in Venezuela. Height depends on staking.

Pinus strobus 'Blue Clovers'...SOLD OUT!
Pyramid, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
A new introduction by Jason Hupp. Extremely blue curled needles make this Eastern White pine stand apart from the rest.

Pinus strobus ‘Little Twister’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Small rounded shrub with long blue-green twisted needles.
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Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’...SOLD OUT!
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A sister seedling to ‘Tiny Kurls’. Growth rate is only 1-2 inches per year. Twisted foliage.

Pinus strobus 'Niagara Falls'
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
A unique and rare bud mutation from Pinus strobus 'Pendula'. The overall shape of this plant is upright-spreading (wider than tall), but I have not found two plants that are quite the same. This is a dense, multi-stemmed shrub with long bluish-green needles. 10 yrs: 2-3' tall x 4-5' wide.

Pinus strobus ‘Wiggles’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A slow-grower with twisted branches and blue-green twisted needles. This grows into a tight ball. Originated as a seedling. One of the most distinctive of the strobus brooms. 10 yrs: 15-30” tall x 24-36” wide.
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PINES - Jack Pine

Pinus banksiana ‘Schoodic’
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2, Green
This is an excellent, ground-hugging selection, dense and low growing, with short emerald green needles. Typical of the species, ‘Schoodic’ is cold hardy and adaptable to poor soils - prefers a dryer site. A native selection of Jack Pine found on the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine.

PINES - Japanese Stone Pine

Pinus pumila 'Blue Dwarf'
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Selected for the spring display of carmine red cones that contrast with the superior blue needle color. This unusual dwarf Siberian Pine is densely covered with twisted needles and has a horizontal spreading habit unlike others in cultivation. Pinus pumila is found in extremely cold, exposed regions of north-eastern Asia.

PINES - Japanese Umbrella-pine

Sciadopitys verticillata 'Gruene Kugel'...SOLD OUT!
Conical, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
For all those who love the Sciadopitys, this is an outstanding new cultivar noted for its compact, well-branched habit. Rounded when young, it grows into a small, conical tree with glossy deep green foliage. Great for gardens with limited space where the full-sized Japanese Umbrella Pine is too large. 10 yrs: 4' tall x 3' wide.

PINES - Japanese White

Pinus parviflora 'Aoi'
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
Short blue needles and compact growth make this Japanese White Pine a true garden gem. Aoi means 'blue' in Japanese. 10 years: 2' x 1.5'

Pinus parviflora ‘Fuku-zu-mi’
Upright Broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 4
The naturally variable, windswept character of this choice, slow-growing Japanese White Pine makes it a highly desirable addition to the landscape. It develops multiple leaders that extend at 45° angles, with short, blue-green, twisted needles. Typically more broad than tall, unless it has been trained upright.

Pinus parviflora ‘Kinpo’...SOLD OUT!
Irregular, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
Twisted, brush-like clusters of needles appear along spreading branches. Curved shoots, accented with attractive small cones provide year-round appeal. Salt tolerant. Great for a raised bed or container. Unique

Pinus parviflora ‘Kokonoe’
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 5
Starts out slowly, but after a few years becomes a miniature tree-shaped plant. Branches tiered and spreading. A pine that many people choose as a semi-dwarf specimen to give that Japanese effect. This one has a very distinct look. Great for planting in Japanese style gardens, in rock gardens or beside ponds/water. Also very good for bonsai. RARE!

PINES - Korean

Pinus koraiensis ‘Silveray’
Pyramidal, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3, Blue-green
The Korean Pine is a most adaptable and extremely cold hardy conifer with few problems. This upright to pyramidal form has beautiful long, rich silvery-blue needles and fist sized pineapple-like blue-green cones. Ideally suited to smaller home landscapes. Requires a well drained soil. 10 years: 10’ x 5’

PINES - Limber

Pinus flexilis ‘Blackfoot’...SOLD OUT!
Irregular, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Some say upright globe, some say spreader, but all say “irregular”! Grows 2-4”/year. Needs a dry soil.
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PINES - Lodgepole

Pinus contorta ‘Taylor’s Sunburst’
Upright broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
Absolutely brilliant spring color makes 'Taylor's Sunburst' a real show stopper. In spring the elongating candles are a bright golden-yellow. The needles mature to a light yellow-green. An exciting new introduction from Alan Taylor who found this extra ordinary lodge pole pine high in the Colorado Rockies. 10 years: 6-8’

PINES - Macedonian

Pinus peuce 'Pacific Blue'
Upright, Large, Full sun, Zone 4
Beautiful, long, bright blue needles densely cover this Macedonian pine. Needles in bundles of 5 makes for a thick, full specimen with good form. Narrow upright form – almost columnar. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Native to SE Europe, it is very cold and wind tolerant. 10 yrs: 20' tall x 15' wide. Rare.

PINES - Mugo

Pinus mugo ‘Jakobsen’
Mound, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 5
The clumpy form of this Mugo Pine sets it apart from the rest. Generally a mounding form with branches that may grow horizontally or vertically from the main plant. Slow growth rate and interesting form make it a great plant for the smaller landscape or rock garden. 10 years: 2-3’ x 18” wide

Pinus mugo ‘Tannenbaum'
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
Very hardy with good winter color. A "perfect Christmas tree shape! A nice tree for smaller landscapes. 10 yrs: 10-15’ x W 6’

PINES - Pinyon

Pinus edulis ‘Farmy’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
This is a nice little short-needled globe from Western CO. Part of the Jerry Morris Rocky Mountain Collection. Perfect for rock gardens. Grows 2-3” per year – 10 years: 24-36” wide and tall.
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Pinus edulis ‘Lil Jake’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Tight growth and bright green needles with a blueish cast set this one apart.
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Pinus edulis 'Thompson Brother's Broom'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
A very dwarf specimen with a low, flat-topped form. Pinus edulis is a two needle Pinyon Pine.
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Pinus edulis ‘Trinidad’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
A dwarf globe growing about 2-3” per year. Discovered by Jerry Morris. 10 years: 2-3’ x 2-3’
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PINES - Scots

Pinus sylvestris ‘Albyn Prostrata’
Spreading, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3, Green
This vigorous spreader is an excellent groundcover, spilling over banks and rambling through garden beds. With maturity, layered branches mound in the center and taper down to the edges. A bluish cast on thick green needles adds to the interest. One of my favorites!

PINES - Single-leaf Pinyon

Pinus monophylla 'Blue Jazz'...SOLD OUT!
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
An intensely blue tight ball. Introduced by Jerry Morris. (This picture was taken in Jerry Morris' yard.)
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Pinus monophylla 'Curly Blue' aka 'Nevada North'...SOLD OUT!
Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A full, tight plant – needles have a slight inward twist. Growth rate 3-6” per year.
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Pinus monophylla ‘Eureka’
Globe, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 3
A single-needled grey-blue Singleleaf Pinyon Pine. Found by Jerry Morris near Eureka, NV. Perfect plant for the trough or rock garden! Cute! 10 yrs: 15-18” x 15-18”
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Pinus monophylla 'Tiny Taylor'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Greyish green color and good tight growth habit. A Jerry Morris selection. Dwarf – grows 1-2” per year. Loaded with tons of buds.
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Pinus monophylla 'Xeric Blue'
Narrow Upright, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
Exceptional blue needles make this one stand out. Grows 3-6” per year
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PINES - Swiss Stone

Pinus cembra ‘Blue Mound’
Pyramid, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
A very tight conical shape with nice silver-blue needles. One of the softest of the Pinus Cembra. It grows more slowly than 'Algonquin Pillar' or 'Silver Sheen' and works well as an accent plant or in mass. 10 years: 15' tall x 12' wide

Pinus cembra 'Prairie Statesman'
Pyramidal, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 2b
A dense tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive pyramidal form. It will grow to approx 30' x 15' with a low canopy. It prefers dry to avg soil, not wet. Considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus may be a good choice for xeriscaping. It is very tolerant of urban pollution and will thrive in inner city environments.

Pinus cembra 'Silver Sheen'
Pyramidal, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 2
A Swiss Stone Pine with an elegant pyramidal form. Long silver blue-green needles cause the tree to glow in the landscape, especially welcome in winter. 8' tall x 4' wide in 10 years.

Pinus cembra ‘Westerstede’
Upright, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
Long needles give the small upright tree a fluffy look. Slower and wider than other cembras, it has graceful branching, attractive color and striking cones that offer year-round interest.

SPRUCE - Black

Picea mariana 'Golden'
Upright Broad, Large, Full sun, Zone 3
This cultivar has the primary blue gray color of mariana ‘Ericoidies’, plus the enhancement of a frosting of creamy yellow on the topside of the needles. The result is a pleasing layered look that enhances the horizontal branch structure of this broad upright conifer.

Picea mariana 'Mont Tremblant'...SOLD OUT!
Upright-weeping, Large, Full sun, Zone 2
A plant for people who love the exotic! This is described as “a vigorous-growing tree with lots of movement”. Short gray-green needles cover long branches which curve and twist, arching up, out and then strictly downward. Well suited to wet areas. An interesting focal point for those who like a “different” look!

SPRUCE - Colorado

Picea pungens 'Herman Naue'
Globose, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
This dense flattened-globe covers itself in red cones in the spring – a beautiful compliment to the gray-green foliage. Slow growing.

Picea pungens 'Niemetz'...SOLD OUT!
Upright Broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 2
This is a real show-stopper in the spring when the new growth bursts open in a white flush which contrasts against the older blue foliage typical of Colorado Blue Spruce. 'Niemetz' has an irregular form – wider than tall when young. Rare.
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Picea pungens ‘Procumbens’
Prostrate, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 2, Blue
Similar to ‘Pendula’ in color, but used as a spreading undulating groundcover. ‘Procumbens’ has a dramatic effect when draped over a rock wall or slope.

Picea pungens 'Ruby Teardrops'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A newer cultivar similar to Picea abies 'Acrocona Pusch' except this one is loaded with ruby-red cones on bright blue foliage. A heavy cone-bearer at a young age. Cones in the late spring to early summer and they hang on for a long time. 10 years: 3' x 3'

Picea pungens ‘St. Mary’s Broom’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2, Blue
A dwarf blue selection with relatively long, wide-angled needles for a slow-growing plant. Slower than ‘Montgomery’, it is reliably mounding or globose without any tendency to grow a leader. A very nice shrub for any landscape.

Picea pungens ‘Waldbrunn’
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
This Colorado Spruce boasts a remarkable color that defies description - blue/gray/green — you decide. Low mound-form with short, horizontal branches of thick, tough needles that overlap and provide reinforcement for the structure. An ideal choice for a low, colorful sphere of color in a garden bed or rock garden. (One of my favorites!) 10 years: 2’ x 4’.

SPRUCE - Engelmann

Picea engelmannii 'Bush's Lace'...SOLD OUT!
Weeping upright, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A selection of Engelmann spruce that develops a strong central leader with pendulous branches which in time create a gray-blue skirt around the base of the tree. A striking accent conifer for the smaller yard. Does not like soil to dry out. 10 years: 8-10' tall.

Picea engelmannii 'Fritsche'
Upright broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 2
A stunning blue Engelmann's spruce. New to the trade. Beautiful!

SPRUCE- Norway

Picea abies ‘Acrocona’
Upright broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
The cones are what set this one apart from all the rest. Even when young, this delightful conifer develops remarkable, raspberry-red cones on the tips of its branches in spring. The unusual coning habit tends to modify growth rate and shape and to produce a broad, spreading, slightly weeping pyramid. A cultivar that has been around awhile, but still a fun, unique tree! 10 years: 10-15’ x 15’

Picea abies ‘Cobra’
Upright narrow, Large, Full sun, Zone 3
What a statement this tree makes in the landscape! I find people either love it or hate it. Either way, it is a one-of-a-kind! Each example of this new seedling selection from Iseli Nursery has its own wildly unique character that combines the ground-covering qualities of its parent, Picea abies 'Pendula', with the bizarre, snake-like branching of Picea abies 'Virgata'. When staked, trees have a relatively tall, straight, sparsely branched main trunk and a thick, ground-hugging skirt that radiates outward with dancing, cobra-like leaders.

Picea abies 'Cupressina'
Upright narrow, Large, Full sun, Zone 4
The narrow, fastigiate form of 'Cupressina' is in high demand for urban and boundary plantings where strong vertical accents are required. This selection grows quite quickly and withstands snow loads better than other fastigiate types.

Picea abies ‘Elegans’
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
'Elegans' grows into a rounded, low, dome shape. Early bud break makes this form easily distinguishable from other similar culitvars. 3-5’ in 10 years.

Picea abies 'Formanek'
Prostrate, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A very prostrate form of the Norway spruce. This plant will become a densely matted spreading carpet over time. If staked up, its branches will cascade down creating a pendulous specimen. The perfect plant to creep over and around rocks. 3-5' in 10 years.

Picea abies 'Frohburg'
Weeping, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3, Green
‘Frohburg’ is a narrower form of Weeping Norway Spruce with a strictly pendulous habit and full spreading skirt. This finer textured selection has short, slender, medium green needles and a slower growth rate. An excellent choice for today’s limited space landscapes. This is truly one of my favorites - makes an elegant statement in the garden.

Picea abies 'Gregoryana Parsonsii’
Upright Broad, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3, Green
An irregular shape with thickish green needles, tan stems, and bright brown buds. The perfect rock garden specimen, with a dwarfed alpine appearance.

Picea abies 'Hildburghausen’...SOLD OUT!
Globe Shaped, Miniature, Full sun/afternoon shade, Zone 3, Green
A miniature, perfectly shaped globe variety of Norway Spruce. Leaves are very small and light green. Plant grows less than one inch per year. Every terminal shoot grows the same length every year. Plant in the picture is very old!
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Picea abies ‘Hillside Upright’
Upright Narrow, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
'Hillside Upright' is possibly the darkest green-needled conifer. An elegant plant with irregular branching habit. Stylish enough for container or focal point use. 6-12’ in 10 years.

Picea abies ‘Lanham’s Beehive’...SOLD OUT!
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun/afternoon shade, Zone 4
The late Gary Lanham found this unusual, boldly textured, compact Norway Spruce in 1994 as a witch's broom in a mature Picea abies. The needles of 'Lanham's Beehive' are longer and thicker than other dwarf cultivars and they have a slight glaucous tint. These features, combined with prominent, cinnamon-colored stems and buds, create a dramatic effect. With age, this becomes quite a unique plant. 3-5’ in 10 years.
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Picea abies ‘Pendula’
Varies, Large, Full sun, Zone 3
The dark green weeping Norway spruce can be easily grown, staked, and trained into an upright specimen, or allowed to grow as an undulating groundcover, hanging over slopes and walls. For an original solution to an age-old landscape predicament, plant a row of 'Pendula' alongside a stake-and-wire support where they can be easily trained into a narrow "living fence". Both forms available

Picea abies 'Pusch'...SOLD OUT!
Bun, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A dwarf version of the Acrocona Norway Spruce. Plant only grows about 2-3 inches a year with the same blood-red cones at the end of all the stems. Cones are about 1/2 inch long. Very nice rock garden plant. Dwarf form growing 1' x 2' in 10 years.
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Picea abies ‘Thumbelina’
Globose, Miniature, Afternoon shade, Zone 3
A witch’s broom from Picea abies ‘Gregoryana Parsonii, a dwarf conifer itself. An extremely dense, tiny Norway Spruce. More globose than its parent, the tight cushion of sharp, short needles puts on a nice winter show. Prominenet brown buds. Afternoon shade in hot climates.

Picea abies 'Vermont Gold'...SOLD OUT!
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 2
Short, lemon-yellow needles maintain the best color in full sun. However, if grown in more shade, they become a nice yellow-green which brightens a dull area. 10 years: 1' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to -50 degrees!
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Picea abies 'Wingles Weeper'
Weeping - prostrate, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Plant varies depending on how it has been grown. If left unstaked, it is a nice spreader. If staked, it is similar to Picea abies 'Pendula' but much wider.

SPRUCE- Oriental

Picea orientalis 'Sulphur Flush' (aka 'Silver Seedling')...SOLD OUT!
Upright, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
Sulphur-colored dusting on the green needles makes this Oriental Spruce stand out in the landscape. Can be grown in full sun or in part-shade (in which case the sulphur coloring changes to white). Well-drained soil. 10 yrs: 4' x 2'
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SPRUCE - Serbian

Picea omorika ‘de Ruyter’
Upright broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 4
Texture, color and an irregular sculptural habit give this adaptable, slow-growing Serbian Spruce unique character and make it an excellent focal point for the small garden. Individual shoots display either blue needles for a frosty look, or green needles for a softer look, both on the same plant. The interesting, rustic appearance will accent many garden styles.

Picea omorika 'Kuck Weeping'
Upright narrow, Large, Full sun, Zone 4
Yet another one of my favorites. A narrow, graceful tree with a stunning blue-green color.
10 yrs: 10' tall x 3' wide.

Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns'
Weeping, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
A weeping form of Serbian spruce selected at Bruns Nursery in Germany. The strong weeping habit of this tree is much more accentuated compared with omorika 'Pendula'. Slightly more narrow than Picea glauca 'Pendula'. Makes a strong vertical statement in the landscape. 5-8' in 10 years.

Picea omorika ‘Peve Tijn’
Broad Pyramid, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Needles have a golden cast on this slow growing, dwarf conifer. Originated as a sport on Picea omorika ‘Nana’ at Bergeldt Nursery in Holland and named for the owner’s son. 10 years: 2’ tall x 1.5’ wide.

SPRUCE - Siberian

Picea obovata 'Arctos'
Upright broad, Large, Full sun, Zone 2
Siberian spruce survive in the harsh environment of the northern reaches of the world – it is an important timber tree in Russia. This cultivar has a beautiful, unique bluish-green color with short needles that make it tough and durable. A nice cornerstone speciman or focal point in the yard. Will grow in wet to dry soils (becomes more stunted in wetter soils). A beautiful tree - perfect Christmas tree shape! 10 yrs: 20' tall x 15' wide

SPRUCE- White

Picea glauca 'Echiniformis'...SOLD OUT!
Globe Shaped, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 3, Bluish Green
The short, sharp needles and low, cushion-shaped growth habit resemble a prickly pincushion. Slow growing and compact, it will occasionally send out a stray branch that can be pruned. Great for rock gardens and troughs.

Picea glauca ‘Elf’
Globe, Miniature, Part shade, Zone 4
Grows less than one inch per year. A cute, fluffy ball with an emerald green color. 10 yrs: 1’ x 1’
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Picea glauca 'North Star'
Pyramid, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A “perfect Christmas-tree” look. Densely branched covered with medium-green needles. 'North Star' was grown for harsh winter conditions making it a great choice for more exposed areas. 10 yrs: 12' tall x 6' wide.

Picea glauca 'Pendula'
Upright narrow, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
A fabulous tree it is - no winterburn, rabbits leave it alone, it does what it is suppose to! Anywhere it is planted in the landscape, it is a focal point! Works in any yard - large or small.

Picea glauca 'Short-N-Sweet
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 3
A very dwarf sport of Picea glauca 'Conica'. It appears to grow faster when young, slows with age. Beautiful fluffy new growth. In 25 years only 41/2' tall x 51/2' wide.
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YEWS

Taxus baccata ‘Amersfoort’...SOLD OUT!
Upright broad, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 5
Because of it's hardiness, some question whether this is actually an English Yew. It exhibits a generally upright growth habit with outward to ascending branches. Dark-green oval leaves on a plant that is unique and bizarre. Definately does not look like a typical yew! 10 yrs: 5' tall x 2-5' wide.


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