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The 2016 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 'Amber Glow'
Globe, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 3
Forms a globe of golden-yellow foliage that is at its best in summer. Suitable for rock gardens. 10 years: 12” x 12”
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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 4
Dense branches hold many loose tufts of long thread-like pendulous branchlets. New growth is bright green. Whether grafted as a patio tree to display the pendulous habit or not, it looks great planted by a pond or stream! It's hard to believe this one is actually an arborvitae! Those of us that have this call it our "bad-hair-day" plant!

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 'Jantar' aka 'Amber Gold'
Upright narrow, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
It's been called a brilliant yellow beacon, and truly it is! The eye-popping yellow becomes a warmer amber tone during winter, hence the name – 'Jantar' is Polish for amber. 10 years: 4-6' tall x 2-3' wide.

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 occidentalis ‘Waterfield’
Squatty upright, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4, Green
A miniature form of the American Arborvitae. Leaves are fanned and olive green with some yellow. Plant has a little upright squatty appearance. Very nice miniature plant for the rock garden in cold USDA Zones.
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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.

FIR - Korean

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 '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.

FIR - Noble

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata'
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' 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.

FIR - Veitch

Abies veitchii 'Heddergott'
Rounded - spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Short needles with silvery undersides create a luster that is hard to resist. Dense, low-spreading plant that eventually develops a somewhat vase shape. Nice plant for rock gardens. 10 years: 3-4'.
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HEMLOCKS

Tsuga canadensis ‘Abbott’s Pygmy’
Globose, Miniature, Full sun/part shade, Zone 4
Possibly the smallest Hemlock cultivar and also one of the smallest of all conifers. Tiny dark green leaves on a globose shaped plant. Despite its tiny size this is a tough, hardy plant only needing protection from the strong afternoon sun and, more importantly, protection from foot traffic. 1-1.5’ in 10 years. Great Rock garden plant.
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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 ‘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 'Woodrose'
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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JUNIPERS

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Pygmy'
Spreading, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4
This miniature juniper has a tight, horizontal form and grows less than 1” per year – perfect for the rock garden or trough. A blue-grey mound that maintains a congested compact habit. It was discovered in Jeddeloh Nurseries in Germany about 1990.
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Juniperus chinensis ‘Mint Julep’ (pompon)
Vase-shape, Dwarf, Full sun to part shade, Zone 3
Outstanding, evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in sharply pointed, bright green needles. Requires little maintenance. Hearty and dependable. Needs pruning to maintain shape. Topiary’s are great for rock gardens! Rabbits don’t like this one!

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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LARCH

Larix decidua ‘Puli’ 2010 CONIFER OF THE YEAR
Weeping, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
An intriguing form of the deciduous European Larch producing long slender spreading branches clothed in luminous, lime-green foliage. In fall, needles turn golden before dropping to reveal tawny twigs. If left unstaked, it forms an extremely low groundcover. If staked, it forms a slender, strongly weeping specimen with an elegant silhouette year round. Works well in gardens with an Asian theme, or places too wet for other conifers.
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Larix gmelinii 'Romberg Park'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
A Dahurian Larch cultivar with tufted branches of bright green, soft foliage. Develops into an irregular globe to pyramidal shape. 10 years: 3-4' tall x 4-5' wide.

Larix laricina 'Emerald Curtain'
Weeping, Large, Full sun, Zone 2
New to the trade in 2014. The species is native to WI, this cultivar is from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Gardens. Can be staked to desired height.

PINES - American Red

Pinus resinosa ‘Morel’
Globe, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3, Green
A new compact bush form of American Red Pine. ‘Morel’ has long light green needles that are soft to the touch. Develops into a dense, billowy, informal shrub. Beautiful and hardy.

PINES - Bristlecone

Pinus aristata
Upright braod, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Pinus aristata is native to the mountainous regions of the southwestern United States. Dense with foliage often stemming from ground level gives a bushy appearance. Notable are the disfigured, twisted, and sheared semblances these pines can acquire while demonstrating their ability to continue to slowly grow in spite of the soil erosion; drought; wind, sand and ice blasting occurring in their timberline habitats. Must have dry soil. Very slow growth rate making the mature height irrelevant. Beautiful!
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Pinus aristata 'Blue Bear'
Upright, Dwarf/Interm, 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'
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’
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 'Alba'
Broad Pyramid, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
New growth on this Eastern White Pine emerge silvery-white. Long blue needles have a white spot near the end. First written about in 1838!
10 yrs: 7' x 4'
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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 'Coney Island'
Round, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Discovered as a witch's broom in the late 1980's in Woodstock, Conneticut by Sidney Waxman. A small round-shaped plant with long, blue-green needles. It produces female cones in profusion from a young age. Annual growth rate is approxiamately 3-4” per year. 10 yrs: 3-4' tall and wide.

Pinus strobus ‘Little Twister’
Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Small rounded shrub with long blue-green twisted needles.
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Pinus strobus 'Louie'
Pyramidal, Large, Full sun, Zone 3
This upright eastern white pine was discovered in Vermont by Greg William, where it is known to intensify its color in winter months. With bright yellow foliage throughout the year, 'Louie' becomes a medium sized, dense pyramidal tree. Once established this cultivar won't burn in the full sun.

Pinus strobus ‘Macopin’
Upright Broad, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
Exuberant cone production (even when young ) distinguishes this specimen from other Eastern White Pine cultivars. ‘Macopin’ attains an open, irregular habit, broadly branching, with soft blue green foliage. Use as a focal point or as a soft background for other plants. 10 yrs: 10' tall x 8' wide

Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’
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' 2009 Conifer of the Year
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 'Stowe's Pillar'
Narrow columnar, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
An improved form, which handles the snow load better than 'Fastigiata'. Thin green needles on this narrow columnar tree. 10 yrs: 10' x 3'

PINES - Hybrid

Pinus strobus x ayacahuite ‘Forest Sky’
Upright, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 5
A hybrid between Eastern White Pine and the Mexican White Pine. An attractive tree adorned with long, ornamental cones. 10 yrs: 7’ x 3.5’

Pinus strobus x schwerinii 'Wiethorst' 2014 Conifer of the Year
Conical, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A hybrid of Pinus strobus and Pinus wallichiana. Discovered as a witches broom from Pinus x schwerinii. A very eye-catching plant with long drooping needles. Produces long, drooping cones at a young age. Rare! 10 years: 6' tall x 3-4 wide'.

PINES - Jack Pine

Pinus banksiana ‘Uncle Foggy’
Pendulous, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
An irregular form of Jack pine found growing in a garden in Richfield, Minnesota. Wildly undulating, pendulous branches. The winter buds are densely covered with resin. A bizarrely attractive collector's plant. No two are the same!

PINES - Japanese Stone Pine

Pinus pumila 'Dwarf Blue'
Spreading, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3, Blue-Green
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'
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 - General Info:
Pinus parviflora's natural elegance and beauty combine with the challenges specific to pine training to make it a favorite of bonsai enthusiasts around the World. Their needles are short - about 1.5 to 3 inches, grow in clusters of five and stay on the tree for 2 to 3 years. The needle colors range from emerald to blue green and often have white stripes. In nature, Japanese White Pine can reach 70 ft tall. In bonsai culture, most range from 1ft to 3ft. A cold dormancy for at least 3 months a year is required for them to stay healthy.
Light: Part shade to full sun. Parviflora will drop its needles if not getting enough sunlight. Position it where it can get around 5 or more hours of sunlight everyday.

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 'Blauer Engel'
Narrow upright, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 5
One of the bluest of the parviflora's...GORGEOUS! A slow grower which will become an upright narrow tree. Fairly new to the trade. Also known as 'Blue Angel'.

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'
Pyramidal, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 5
A wonderful conifer - not too large for the small landscape, stays narrow, and has a wonderful blue color (reportedly one of the bluest of the parviflora's). Exceptionally large cones are an extra bonus. This is a nice tree!
10 years: 6' x 4'

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’
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. Great for planting in Japanese style gardens, in rock gardens or beside ponds/water. Also very good for bonsai. RARE!

Pinus parviflora ‘Ko-ku-ho'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 5
Needles are light green and very soft. Great for Bonsai. 3' tall x 3' wide in 10 years.
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Pinus parviflora 'Koru'
Pyramid, Semi-dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5
A slow-growing pyramidal Japanese White Pine. Newly emerging needles have a tendency to clump. Dense foliage. 10 years: 6' tall by 4' wide.

PINES - Korean

Pinus koraiensis 'Jack Korbitt'
Upright, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
'Jack Korbit' is a fantastic variegated selection of the Korean Pine. It has striking yellow bands on the long blue-green needles, creating a similar effect as 'Oculis-Draconis'. However, an advantage this plant has is that its coloring is considerably brighter than that of the "Dragon Eye Korean Pine". 10 years: 7'x3'

Pinus koraiensis 'Nana'
Teardrop, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Beautiful long, soft, blue-green needles on a slow-growing upright Korean Pine. 10 years: 5' tall x 4' wide.

PINES - Lacebark

Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum'
Broad Upright, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 5
The growth habit of this Lacebark Pine is neater, more compact, and more uniform than the open, irregular-branching of the species. Needles have an interesting waxy-look. The bark is a showy patchwork of white, green and brown. Named after the Rowe Arboretum in Ohio, where it was discovered. 10 yrs: 10' x 4'

PINES - Limber

Pinus flexilis 'Antero'
Bun, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4
Pinus flexilis needles are in bunches of 5, making for a more dense tree. 'Antero' is a witch's broom discovered by Jerry Morris. 10 yrs: 10” tall x 12” wide.

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’
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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 - Mountain

Pinus uncinata 'Popelk #23 WB'
Bun, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Very miniature bun growing 1 1/2” per year. Leaves are green and 3/4” long. Found in Czechoslovokia. Nice plant for a rock garden. 10 yrs: 16” tall x 2' wide.
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Pinus uncinata 'Xenie #24 WB'
Bun, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4
A flat, miniature bun with 1/2” long green needles. Grows 3/4” per year. Great for rock gardens and troughs
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PINES - Mugo

Pinus mugo 'Amber Gold'
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
As the weather cools, the needles of this Mugo Pine change from green to amber gold, adding a special touch to the winter landscape. 'Amber Gold' is a slow-growing and compact with a mounding form. Reported to be one of the finest of the gold pines. 10 years: 2' x 2'
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Pinus mugo 'Sunshine'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
I missed ordering this a couple years ago – then I saw it. Am happy to report I found it and was able to get some! A beautiful yellow-variegated mugo. Reported to be globe-shaped or pyramidal. Does not burn in full sun. 10 years: 2' x 2'. Rare
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Pinus mugo ‘Tannenbaum'
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
Very hardy with good winter color. A "perfect Christmas tree shape! 10 yrs: 10-15’ x W 6’

Pinus mugo ‘Teeny’
Globose, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 3
‘Teeny’ is an extremely dwarf cultivar that may be the smallest form of mugo pine available today. This is a dense, globose form that typically grows 1” per year, typically maturing over 10 years to only 10-12” tall and as wide. It features unusually short, medium to dark green needles (to 1” long) in bundles of two.

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 1-2” 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 'Penasco'
Irregular, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Short, bright green needles on a Pinyon Pine that grows about 3-4” per year. Upright, irregular shape. A Jerry Morris selection discovered in Canyon City, CO.
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Pinus edulis ‘Tiny Pout’
Globe, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4
This is a good one for the rock garden or trough. It appears to be smaller than ‘Farmy’, ‘Lil Jake’ or ‘Trinidad’. Part of the Jerry Morris Rocky Mountain Collection.
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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.

Pinus sylvestris ‘Hillside Creeper’ Spreading, Dwarf-Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3, Green
Layered branches covered with thick green needles spread vigorously, creating a flat mesa-like form. This selection of hardy Scotch Pine is a lighter shade in winter. ‘Hillside Creeper’ is an attractive alternative for low spreading junipers.

PINES - Single-leaf Pinyon

Pinus monophylla 'Blue Jazz'
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'
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 ‘Whoopy’
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
Gray-blue needles on this dwarf, globe-shaped pine. A newer introduction to the trade. 10 years: 24-30” tall x 24” wide
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PINES - Swiss Stone

Pinus cembra 'Algonquin Pillar'
Upright Narrow, Large, Full sun, Zone 3
A gorgeous tree with long, two-toned needles that twist and weave together to form lustrous, bushy branches. Needs very little pruning to maintain a large, but slender form. With its slower growth rate, this tree is a better alternative to 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' for the suburban landscape. This pine will hold its needles all the way to the base.

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 'Tip Top'
Columnar, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A dense, upright conifer with soft blue needles. Dwarf, eventually becoming columnar. Pinus cembra are 5-needled, making them appear more dense than other pines. 10 yrs: 6' tall x 3' wide.

Pinus cembra ‘Stricta’
Columar, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4, Green
A slow-growing, dense, narrowly upright form of Swiss Stone Pine. Closely ascending branches

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.

SPRUCE - Colorado

Picea pungens 'Marble'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A Jerry Morris broom. Very sharp needles and a blue-green turquoise color. 1-3” growth per year. Rock garden plant.
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Picea pungens ‘Mrs. Cesarini’
Globose, Miniature, Full sun/light shade, Zone 2
A bright-green, flattened mound with dense branching and profuse budding, this dwarf selection offers a unique texture and color contrast that results from shiny needles and a clustered, light-green bud break on the ends of branches. Extremely slow growing - slower than either ‘Globosa’ or ‘R.H. Montgomery’. Needs afternoon shade in warmer climates.

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.
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SPRUCE - Engelmann

Picea engelmannii 'Bush's Lace'
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. Better pest tolerance to spruce spider mites than other Picea species. 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!

Picea engelmannii 'Glauca Hesse'
Pryamidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Another beautiful blue pyramidal conifer. Engelmann spruce serve as good substitutes for Colorado spruce. They are not as prone to disease and have a beautiful blue color. Actually like cooler temperatures and can withstand more moisture.

Spruce - Hybrid

Picea x mariorika ‘Machala’
Pyramidal, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
A dwarf, dense conifer with blue-green needles. Has a glittery look due to white needle undersides. Stays low and spreading. This hybrid combines the shorter, softer needles of Picea mariana and the two-color needle of Picea omorika. 2' tall x 2' wide in 10 years.
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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 '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 'Fat Cat'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
As cute as it's name, this is a uniformly globose form of Norway Spruce. Short, stiff needles and compact shoots give it the same look as 'Little Gem', except larger. A bird's-nest type spruce. 10 years: 2-3' tall and wide.

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.
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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 'Hildburghausen’
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 ‘Lanham’s Beehive’
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 'Motala'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun/afternoon shade, Zone 2
A unique needle arrangement and color highlight the character of this globe-shaped spreader. Minute striations on needle tops complement the green color with a silver-bluecast. 10 years: 2' tall x 5' wide.

Picea abies 'Perry's Gold'
Conical, Dwarf, Full sun/part shade, Zone 3
Dwarf, upright conical form of Norway Spruce. New foliage in spring is the brightest yellow. Leaves turn back to dark green in summer. Has best color if grown in a wooded area. Grows 4" per year.
10 year size - 4' x 5'

Picea abies 'Pusch'
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. Aso available on a standard.
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Picea abies 'Shelbourse Farvis'
Globe, Dwarf, Full sun/afternoon shade, Zone 3
Not much information on this one – sorry!
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Picea abies 'Tompa'
Upright Broad, Dwarf, Full sun/afternoon shade, Zone 3, Green
Fresh green needles and a compact habit make this slow-growing Norway Spruce a great selection for those smaller landscapes, troughs and rock gardens. Its wide conical shape is similar, but a more desirable alternative to the well-known Alberta Spruce as it does not winterburn.
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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'
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
I found this plant in 2007, but have not been able to locate it since…until now! A choice specimen. Low to the ground, weeping. NICE! Great for rock gardens and troughs.
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SPRUCE- Oriental

Picea orientalis 'Sulphur Flush' (aka 'Silver Seedling')
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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Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb'
Globe Shaped, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 4, Yellow
Enticing bright gold needles, short layered branches, and slow growth make ‘Tom Thumb’ a highly sought after garden gem. For optimum color enhancement seek a balance between sun and shade.

SPRUCE - Serbian

Picea omorika 'Aurea'
Conical, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
A frosting of yellow overlays the typical blue-green needles on this Serbian spruce. The yellow overlay is most predominant in the cooler months. Full sun will result in better color.

Picea omorika 'Berliner's Weeper'
Weeping, Large, Full sun, Zone 5, Bluish Green
A weeping variety of Serbian Spruce. Main leader is straight without staking, side branches are pendulous. Grows 2’ per year.

Picea omorika 'Blue Sky'
Upright narrow, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
A relatively new introduction. Becomes a narrow pillar. 10 yrs: 7' x 5'. Outstanding light blue needles with silvery-blue undersides. Excellent color! Makes a nice accent tree in the landscape.

Picea omorika 'Gunther' (Hexen)
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5, Bluish Green
A dwarf form of Serbian Spruce. Grows about 2 inches per year. This is on an 18" standard

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.
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Picea omorika ‘Nana’
Mounding, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 5, Bluish Green
A compact form of the Serbian spruce. Like the species, 'Nana' has white stomatal bands on the lower leaf surface, dark green above, giving the plant a bicolor effect. Grows about 2 inches per year.

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 ‘Silberblue’
Upright broad, Large, Full sun, Zone 4
The Perfect Christmas Tree!!!! Two-toned needles give the tree a silvery blue color that shines in the sun. Wide spreading base that supports the sweeping upright peak.

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 coloring 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). 10 yrs: 20' tall x 15' wide

SPRUCE- White

Picea glauca ‘Blue Planet’
Globe, Miniature, Part shade, Zone 1
This miniature bun has some of the tiniest needles in the conifer world. The short, thin needles have a slight blue cast. Great for railroad gardens, troughs, and rock gardens. 10 yrs: 8” x 8”
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Picea glauca 'Cy's Wonder'
Conical, Miniature/Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
Similar to Picea glauca 'Conica', but the foliage is more coarse. Shape resembles a “Hershey's kiss”! Slow growing.

Picea glauca 'Eagle Rock
Rounded, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
An irregular rounded shape – more round than tall, but it does have a leader. Very short, bluish-green needles. 10 years: 3-5' tall
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Picea glauca 'Echiniformis'
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.
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Picea glauca 'Joseph Rys'
Conical, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A slow-growing upright tree with compact short blue needles. Found as a witch's broom in Canada. A nice rock garden plant. 10 yrs: 3' tall x 2' wide.
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Picea glauca 'Ketch Harbour'
Weeping, Intermediate, Full sun, Zone 3
This is one of my favorites! Deep blue-green needles on branches that gracefully arch downward. Soft, graceful form. Rare. 10 years: 6-10' tall x 3-5' wide.

Picea glauca 'Little Tim'
Miniature – New to the market. From Australia. 10 years: 2' tall x 1' wide.

Picea glauca 'Pendula'
Upright narrow, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 2
This is my top seller! 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 'Sander's Fastigiata'
Columnar, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 3
A tight, blue, columnar White spruce. Grows 2-4” per year. 10 years: 2' tall x 1' wide.

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.

Picea glauca ‘Zuckerhut’
Conical, Miniature, Full sun, Zone 3
A miniature variety of Alberta spruce. Very green leaves on a miniature conical plant. Plant grows less than one inch a year. Great for the rock garen or trough! Found as a witches broom in Germany.
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SPRUCE- Yedo

Picea jezoensis ‘Chitosemaru’
Globe Shaped, Dwarf, Full sun, Zone 4
A dwarf globe-shaped form of Yedo Spruce. Needles are shiny green above and silvery-white beneath. Makes a cute specimen in a small garden. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 2' tall x 2' wide in 10 years.

YEWS

Taxus baccata ‘Amersfoort’
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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