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Moonglow Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A narrow pyramidal evergreen shrub, with soft textured silvery-blue needle-like foliage and attractive blue berries, a great vertical accent for difficult landscape situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Moonglow Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive grayish green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Moonglow Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Moonglow Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Moonglow Juniper will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Skyrocket Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket

Zone:

3a

Height:

15 ft

Spread:

3 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An extremely narrow, rigid tall evergreen shrub, with soft blue-green needle-like foliage all season long; use with caution, can be rather abrupt in the landscape, makes a curious, almost formal tall evergreen hedge when planted in a row

Ornamental Features

Skyrocket Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive powder blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Skyrocket Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Skyrocket Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Skyrocket Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Siberian Larch

Scientific Name:

Larix sibirica

Zone:

1b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall, loose coniferous tree with fine, deciduous needles, starting bright green in spring and turning brilliant gold in fall; prefers moist locations and light soils; can look a little odd in winter without needles, but simply glows the other 3 seasons

Ornamental Features

Siberian Larch is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has rich green deciduous foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needle-like leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The rough gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Siberian Larch is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Siberian Larch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Siberian Larch will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is not originally from North America.

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Fat Albert Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Zone:

2a

Height:

43 ft

Spread:

23 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A dense and compact spire-shaped evergreen accent tree for general landscape use with large stout branches and long, very pointy silvery-blue needles, very showy and colorful, an ideal size for smaller home landscapes, extremely hardy and rugged

Ornamental Features

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive blue evergreen foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fat Albert Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Fat Albert Blue Spruce will grow to be about 43 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 23 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens 'Pendula'

Zone:

2b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A weeping and trailing spire-like tree, somewhat like the species but with dusty blue pointy needles held on sharply trailing branches, almost skirted in appearance; durable and very hardy, a most emphatic accent tree to say the least

Ornamental Features

Weeping Blue Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Weeping Blue Spruce will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping White Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Zone:

2a

Height:

46 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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This stately evergreen has nice blue-green foliage that hugs the trunk, sweeping downward to create a fantastic impression; prefers sun or light shade and rich moist soil but is adaptable; the perfect accent tree for defining lawn areas or walkways

Ornamental Features

Weeping White Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping White Spruce is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Weeping White Spruce will grow to be about 46 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Black Hills Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca 'Densata'

Zone:

2b

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

20 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

90+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A spire-like evergreen, tall and stately with bluish-green needles, more densely branched and fuller than the species; very tough and adaptable, makes a wonderful vertical accent for the larger home landscape, ideal as a windbreak or in a shelterbelt

Ornamental Features

Black Hills Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Black Hills Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Hills Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Black Hills Spruce will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 90 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Weeping Norway Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea abies 'Pendula'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

60+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An artistic specimen or accent tree for the discerning landscape, featuring an erratic central leader and gracefully trailing branches that hang pendulously; narrow habit, but give adequate room for it to stand apart

Ornamental Features

Weeping Norway Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Norway Spruce is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Weeping Norway Spruce will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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French Blue Scotch Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

35 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A stunning evergreen tree, featuring peeling showy orange bark when mature; diverse habit of growth, ranging from open and artistic to a Christmas tree-like form; hardy, adaptable and very versatile, can be used as an accent, windbreak or shade tree

Ornamental Features

Scotch Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has rich green/blue evergreen foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The shaggy orange bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Pine is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scotch Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Scotch Pine will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Ponderosa Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus ponderosa v. scopulorum

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

100+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall and imposing evergreen tree, variable in habit from tree to tree but often has an open, windswept appearance; large needles tend to yellow in winter; tolerant of adverse conditions, makes a great windbreak, needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Ponderosa pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. The shaggy brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ponderosa pine is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Disease
Ponderosa pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Ponderosa pine will grow to be about 49 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Mountain Swiss Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus mugo rostrata 'czech'

Zone:

2a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An extremely hardy and adaptable evergreen, this is actually a highly variable species, almost no two are alike, ranging from small garden detail shrubs to tall, wide trees; many specific cultivars are available, needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Mugo Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Planting & Growing

Mugo Pine will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Brandon Cedar

Scientific Name:

Thuja occidentalis 'Brandon

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

average, moist

Light:

partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

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none

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A characteristically narrowly and spire-like evergreen for home landscape use, dense foliage remains bright year round; grows quite tall, makes a stunning vertical accent, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well; best with some sun

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Weeping Caragana

Scientific Name:

Caragana arborescens 'Pendula

Zone:

2b

Height:

4 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

dry, average (well drained)

Light:

partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

long (over 100 yrs.)

Maintenance:

high

Suckering:

none

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An interesting large shrub or small tree with a vigorously upright, weeping habit of growth and attractive yellow flowers in spring, great as a form accent in the garden or landscape; an incredibly tough, hardy and durable plant

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Sundancer Poplar

Scientific Name:

Populus 'ACWS151'

Zone:

3a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

dry or moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

fast

Life Span:

60+ yrs

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

Yes

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Sundancer Poplar will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

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Celebration Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer x freemanii 'Celebration'

Zone:

4a

Height:

45 ft

Spread:

20 ft

Moisture:

Average, wet

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

low

Suckering:

none

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A silver maple/red maple hybrid with an upright growth habit, showy red flowers along the bare branches in early spring, a good shade tree for smaller properties, more tolerant of adverse conditions than red maple

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Dropmore Lindem

Scientific Name:

Tilia x flavescens 'Dropmore'

Zone:

3a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

low

Suckering:

none

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A stately tall shade tree with a pyramidal habit which opens up with age, and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer; a tidy, low maintenance tree, extremely hardy and very adaptable; grows very large, best for larger landscapes

Ornamental Features

Dropmore Linden is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It features subtle clusters of fragrant buttery yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The large heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Dropmore Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Insects
Dropmore Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Dropmore Linden will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac

Scientific Name:

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Zone:

3a

Height:

1 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A first rate accent tree adorned with frothy upright panicles of creamy white flowers in early summer; interesting steel-gray bark and a dense, upright habit, an ideal choice for small home landscapes; needs full sun and well-drained soil

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Bur Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus macrocarpa

Zone:

2b

Height:

33 ft

Spread:

26 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

300+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

none

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The hardiest of the oaks, this shade tree is singularly majestic, with its picturesque wide-spreading habit of growth and gnarled branches, best for larger landscapes; extremely tough and adaptable but relatively slow growing, plant for future generations

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Amur Cherry

Scientific Name:

Prunus maackii

Zone:

2b

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

30 yrs.

Maintenance:

Medium

Suckering:

none

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A ravishing four season accent tree, with panicles of white flowers in spring, good fall color and amazing glowing bronze-red bark peeling in strips, very showy in winter; fast growing and hardy, best in a garden setting as it doesn't like competition

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Royalty Flowering Crab

Scientific Name:

Malus 'Royalty'

Zone:

2b

Height:

16 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

High

Suckering:

none

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The definitive ornamental purple-leaf tree, simply smothered in purple flowers in spring and dark red fruit in fall, beautiful purple foliage turns blazing colors in fall; somewhat susceptible to disease, needs well-drained soil and full sun

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Scientific Name:

Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

Zone:

3b

Height:

26 ft

Spread:

8 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun, partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A fantastic new introduction from North Dakota that's hardier than the species; smooth white bark, spire-like columnar habit of growth, quite dense, great for skyline articulation; insect resistant and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch will grow to be about 26 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Showy Mountain Ash

Scientific Name:

Sorbus decora

Zone:

2a

Height:

20 ft

Spread:

16 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

40+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A hardy accent tree for small landscapes, featuring showy clusters of white flowers in spring followed by bright scarlet berries lasting into winter; attractive compound leaves turn red and orange in fall; needs well drained soil, resistant to fireblight

Ornamental Features

Showy Mountain Ash features showy clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Showy Mountain Ash is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Showy Mountain Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Shade
Planting & Growing

Showy Mountain Ash will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Native Saskatoon

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier alnifolia

Zone:

2a

Height:

10 ft

Spread:

6 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun, Partial shade

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

25 yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A choice and extremely hardy shrub with beautiful white flowers in early spring, tasty berries in June, and good fall color; extremely versatile and low-maintenance landscape shrub that really deserves to be used more in home landscapes

Ornamental Features

Saskatoon is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries in late spring. It is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The sweet berries are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating
Cooking
Preserves
Landscape Attributes

Saskatoon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Saskatoon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Orchard/Edible Landscaping
Planting & Growing

Saskatoon will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Dwarf Mugo Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus mugo var. pumilio

Zone:

2b

Height:

3 ft

Spread:

5 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

50+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A naturally dwarf version of the species maintaining a dense, compact habit of growth; slow growing, rugged and hardy, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens, can be kept quite small with judicious pruning; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Mugo Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Mugo Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Dwarf Mugo Pine will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Wichita Blue Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

Zone:

3a

Height:

13 ft

Spread:

5ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An upright, pyramidal evergreen growing into a tall conical shrub, with soft textured stunning blue foliage all season long and showy blue berries, excellent choice for difficult landscape situations, makes an effective evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Wichita Blue Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Wichita Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wichita Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Hedges/Screening
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Wichita Blue Juniper will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Lodgepole Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus contorta 'var. latifolia'

Zone:

2a

Height:

39 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Dry, normal

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

100+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A tall, narrow evergreen of the Rocky Mountains, with a rather open and loose habit; does extremely well on poor, dry soils, makes a good windbreak, becomes a rugged character tree with maturity

Ornamental Features

Lodgepole Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has rich green evergreen foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The shaggy brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Lodgepole Pine is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lodgepole Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Lodgepole Pine will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Bristlecone Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus aristata

Zone:

2a

Height:

23 ft

Spread:

10 ft

Moisture:

Normal. well drained

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

300+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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An interesting small evergreen tree with stark, stout branches and short needles; rather open appearance, a character tree, good for accent use in the garden; extremely long lived and slow growing, some living specimens are over 4,500 years old

Ornamental Features

Bristlecone Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has forest green evergreen foliage. The needles remain forest green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Bristlecone Pine is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bristlecone Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Bristlecone Pine will grow to be about 23 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 300 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is native to parts of North America.

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Norway Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea abies

Zone:

3a

Height:

40 ft

Spread:

25 ft

Moisture:

Normal, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Fast

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A very popular and durable spire-shaped evergreen, excellent for articulation; interesting droopy branches when mature, rich deep green needles; tough and hardy, good for windbreaks, will grow quite large under the right conditions

Ornamental Features

Norway Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Norway Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Norway Spruce will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

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Colorado Blue Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea pungens glauca

Zone:

2a

Height:

50 ft

Spread:

20 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Slow

Life Span:

80+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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A popular and much-sought-out evergreen accent tree with large stout branches and long, very pointy silvery-blue needles, far more reliable color than the species, a tree of great beauty and color; extremely hardy and rugged, makes an excellent windbreak

Ornamental Features

Blue Colorado Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Colorado Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Colorado Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

Blue Colorado Spruce will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


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White Spruce

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca

Zone:

2a

Height:

66 ft

Spread:

13 ft

Moisture:

Dry, moist

Light:

Full sun

Growth Rate:

Medium

Life Span:

70+ yrs.

Maintenance:

Low

Suckering:

none

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The hardiest of the landscape spruces, tall and stately with bluish-green needles; very tough and adaptable to all kinds of soils except those that are permanently wet, makes a stunning vertical accent in the larger home landscape or a fine windbreak

Ornamental Features

White Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

White Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Vertical Accent
Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
Planting & Growing

White Spruce will grow to be about 66 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

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