Avatar Blue Spruce
Picea pungens ‘Avatar’
Height: 20′ Spread: 15′
Exceptionally lush blue foliage is especially striking in spring as the new needles emerge as soft blue powder puffs. The distinctive tiered pattern of branching contributes a “wow” factor both as a young tree today but more so in a mature specimen.
Baby Blue Eyes Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca ‘Baby Blue Eyes’
Height: 30′ Spread: 15′
Semi-dwarf variety of Colorado Spruce with pyramidal form. Thick silvery blue-green foliage is dense and holds its color well. Very slow growing. Useful for smaller landscapes and tight spaces.
Bacheri Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca ‘Bacheri’
Height: 30-40′ Spread: 15-20′
Large, broadly conical selection of Colorado spruce with long, dark, silvery blue needles. Needles are longer and darker blue than other cultivars within this species.
Bizon Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca ‘Bizon Blue’
Height: 40-50′ Spread: 15-20′
Variety of Colorado Spruce with a dense and symmetrical conical form. Brilliant blue color to the core of the tree, not just new growth. Ideal landscape specimen or accent.
Black Hills Spruce
Picea glauca ‘Densata’
Height: 25′ Spread: 15′
Symmetrical conical shape; slow-growing and compact. Single, short, blue-green needles grow densely from branches. Cylindrical cones are light brown with flexible scales. Superior landscape specimen.
Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens ‘Glauca’
Height: 60′ Spread: 30′
Attractive pyramidal form. Cylindrical cones are light brown with flexible scales. Stiff branches ascend in tiers, with dense gray-blue or silver-blue needles with a slight waxy cast, whose color stands out well in the landscape.
Colorado Green Spruce
Height: 60′ Spread: 20′
Pyramidal form with stiff tiered branches. Cylindrical cones are light brown with flexible scales. Needles emerge blue-green but darken to deep green. Very attractive landscape specimen with great winter color.
Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca ‘Fat Albert’
Height: 30′ Spread: 15′
Variety of Colorado Spruce with a perfect conical form. Steel blue needles grow on closely-spaced ascending branches. Cones mature from greenish to light brown. Effective as a specimen or in group plantings.
Hoops Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca ‘Hoopsii’
Height: 20-25′ Spread: 15-20′
Variety of Colorado Spruce with a narrow upright habit. Very vibrant blue-green needles. Pendulous cones are magenta-purple. Excellent specimen or accent.
Height: 70-80′ Spread: 35-45′
Pyramidal form. Main branches are slightly upturned; secondary branches are pendulous. Needle-like leaves are four-sided with a rich green color. Attractive lawn or landscape specimen; also effective as a windbreak or screen.
Height: 60′ Spread: 25′
Narrow pyramidal form with branches that sweep outwards and up. Flattened bright green needles with silvery undersides contrast with its dark brown bark. Cinnamon-colored cones are pendant. Excellent landscape specimen or accent.
Whiskey Blue Hills Spruce
Picea glauca densata ‘Whiskey Blue Hills’
Height: 8′ Spread: 5′ (10 year size)
Regular pyramidal form with very dense, very blue foliage. Slow growing. Good evergreen specimen for a small lawn or confined space.
Diana Contorted Larch
Larix kaempferi ‘Diana’
Height: 20-40′ Spread: 7-15′
A small variety with a weeping growth habit and contorted branches. Soft blue-green needles have golden yellow fall color before dropping, revealing the contours of the bare branches. A lovely focal point when planted singly; stands out against dark green conifers or shrubs.
Blue Sparkler Dwarf Larch
Larix laricina ‘Blue Sparkler’
Height: 12′ Spread: 5′
Multistemmed with pyramidal form. Powder blue needles grow in tight circles like a bright blue burst; turn glowing gold in fall before falling. Dwarf habit makes it ideal for a small garden or landscape as a specimen or focal point.
Larix decidua ‘Pendula’
Height: 8-12′ Spread: 10-12′
Fast-growing weeping tree with luminous lime-green foliage in spring followed by yellow fall color. Can be trained and staked. An excellent statement tree.
Big Tuna Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Big Tuna’
Height: 6-8′ Spread: 4-6′
Broad upright evergreen can be maintained as a broad shrub or trained into a small tree. Dark green foliage contrast with resinous buds in winter months. Coarse texture provides interest as an accent or in a group planting.
Carstens Wintergold Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Carsten’s Wintergold’
Height: 1-2′ Spread: 2′
Dwarf form with compact, rounded shape and dense foliage. Evergreen needles are deep green in spring and summer, transforming to a rich gold in cold weather. Excellent as a statement in smaller gardens, and in groupings in larger landscapes.
Dwarf Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo var. pumilio
Height: 3-5′ Spread: 6-10′
A small conifer forming a dense, spreading, cushion-shaped mound of finely textured, emerald green needles
Mops Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Mops’
Height: 3-5′ Spread: 3-5′
A dwarf cultivar with a dense rounded form is very slow-growing (2-4″ per year) and is commonly seen smaller. Features medium to dark green needles in bundles of two. Needles may acquire a yellowish cast in winter.
Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Sherwood Compact’
Height: 2′ Spread: 2′
One of the finest of the TRUdwarf® Mugos, ‘Sherwood Compact’ displays short, stiff branches that are heavily clothed with slightly twisted needles. The compact, dense mound produces rich green foliage with golden tips in winter and white fascicles that give plants a radiant look that is full of character.
Slowmound Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Slowmound’
Height: 1-2′, 4′ Spread: 1-2′, 5′
‘Slowmound’ is an Iseli TRUdwarf® introduction with so many superior traits that it is designated a Jean Iseli Signature plant, a distinction reserved for plants that exhibit “marked improvement” over others on the market. The dense, dark green mound is one of the best, with highly reliable color, texture, growth rate and habit. Beautiful year-round, Slowmound Mugo Pine produces many showy buds and matures to a wide, even shape that is naturally compact. At only 1-2′ in 10 years, it works well in even the most confined areas.
Valley Cushion Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘Valley Cushion’
Height: 1′ Spread: 4′
‘Valley Cushion’ offers a spreading habit to the mix of TRUdwarf® mugo choices. The very compact, dense pine stays low and flat, much wider than tall. Reddish, new buds complement the short, medium green needles, and plants grow very slowly, so they require little or no pruning. This cultivar is extremely hardy and an excellent choice for cold parts of the country.
White Bud Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo ‘White Bud’
Height: 2′ Spread:4′
In winter, ‘White Bud’ shows off a subtle seasonal trait. Cold weather brings a white resinous coating to each terminal bud, producing a dramatic frosty effect against the plant’s dark green winter foliage. During the rest of the year, the reliable TRUdwarf® plant requires little care and maintains its small stature without candle pruning. Highly desirable for rock garden, entry or border.
Dwarf Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris ‘Glauca Nana’
Height: 6′ Spread: 6′
Rounded evergreen shrub with rich blue-green needles on dense, horizontal branches, and attractive reddish bark. A great landscape accent or foundation plant. A slow-grower that tolerates regular pruning; well-suited for training into topiary forms.
Compact Tanyosho Pine
Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera Nana’
Height: 3-5′ Spread: 3-5′
A very attractive, small tree that naturally develops a flat-topped, umbrella-like silhouette. Features red brown bark and dense, bright green needles. A low maintenance focal point that will add visual interest and texture to the landscape. The compact form is ideal for smaller areas.
Big Wave Weeping Norway Spruce
Picea abies ‘Big Wave’
Slightly longer, bluer needles than the standard Weeping Norway Spruce. It also has a stronger leader, which makes the plant easily pruned to mound and spread horizontally, or upright and draping.
Blue Ox Weeping Norway Spruce
Picea abies glauca pendula ‘Blue Ox’
Height: 20′ Spread: 20′
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca ‘Conica’
Height: 8′ Spread: 5′
A perfect cone-shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense green needles which are soft to the touch. Excellent as a miniature Christmas tree in natural form, or as an artistically pruned topiary. Makes a formal statement in the garden. A superb container specimen. Does best in afternoon shade.
Weeping White Spruce
Picea glauca ‘Pendula’
Height: 20-30′ Spread: 6-10′
A graceful, narrow-upright selection of white spruce with a strong central leader and steely blue foliage on stiff, strictly pendulous branches that cascade down the trunk and flare out slightly at the tips.
Height: 60′ Spread: 20′
An extremely hardy evergreen conifer that is native to upland areas stretching from Alaska across to New York. This tree typically grows with a cone-shaped crown. Blue-green needles on small woody pegs have sharp tips. Needles are pungently aromatic when crushed. Needles have a glaucous (white waxy coating) bloom, hence the specific epithet and common name. Branchlets do not droop.
All parts of Yew are poisonous to humans if ingested.
Dark Green Spreader Yew
Taxus x media ‘Dark Green Spreader’
Height: 3-4′ Spread: 4-6′
Compact shrub with a loosely globular form. Glossy, dark green needles and scarlet berries. An excellent small-scale ornamental for a shady garden or understory planting.
Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’
Height: 3-4′ Spread: 4-6′
Mounding semi-dwarf with dense branching and spreading habit. Dark green to olive needles and bright red berries.
Emerald Spreader Yew
Taxus cuspidata ‘Monloo’
Height: 2.5′ Spread: 8-10′
Very slow-growing dwarf cultivar with dense spreading habit. Dark green needles are thickly arranged on short, symmetrical branches.
Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’
Height: 10-12′ Spread: 3-4′
Upright columnar evergreen shrub. Glossy dark green needles growing thickly on sharply ascending branches. Red berries on female plants. Easily pruned and sheared. Traditional hedge plant; also ideal as a single columnar landscape or entryway specimen. Afternoon shade preferred.
Taxus baccata ‘Stricta’ (‘Fastigiata’)
Height: 15-30′ Spread: 2-3′
Narrow columnar evergreen shrub. Dark needles are larger than other yews; fruit set is more sporadic. Provides a striking vertical element. Makes an excellent formal hedge or clipped topiary.