Prefers cooler climates, soil with good drainage. Best fir choice for US midwest. Grow in full sun to partial shade, but full sun is best. Growth to 70 feet tall x 30 feet wide. Zone 3 to 7.
Abies concolor 'Candicans'
Candicans White Fir
Soft needles with outstanding bluish-white color and texture make this tree a nice specimen. Slow, narrow growth habit to 30-feet tall x 12-feet wide. Full sun.
Prefers a cool climate with well drained soil. Grow in full sun to partial shade. Grows to 50 feet tall x 25 feet wide. Zone 4 to 7. Name honors Scottish botanist John Fraser, who discovered this tree and introduced it to the UK.
Abies lasiocarpa ‘Marthas Vineyard’
Martha’s Vineyard Fir
Dwarf, pyramidal shaped, blue Alpine Fir. Grows to 4 feet tall in 10 years, reaches 30 feet tall x 12 feet wide. Requires good soil drainage and winter protection from wind. Grow in full sun to partial shade. Zone 5 to 8.
Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
One of the most popular evergreens for screening when planted as a tall hedge. Pyramidal, narrow growth with dense, emerald green foliage. Tolerates heat and humidity. Grow in full sun. Zone 4 - 8.
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
Blue Atlas Cedar
Grow in full sun to partial shade. Fast growth to 60 ft tall x 40 ft wide. Unique tufts of silver-blue needles on spiked branches. Only cold hardy to Zone 6.
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca Pendula'
Blue Weeping Alaskan Cedar
Graceful blue green weeping evergreen foliage makes this fast growing tree very popular. Plant to allow room for growth. Branches make nice fresh-cut decorative Christmas greens.
Height to 35 ft. with a 20 ft. spread.
Golden Hinoki Falsecypress
Pyramidal evergreen with drooping gold and dark green foliage. Slow growth to 40 ft tall x 15 ft wide.
Golden Fernspray Hinoki Cypress
Upright growing selection of Hinoki cypress with dense pyramidal growth featuring twisted golden, fern-like, flattened branches. Grows up to 10 feet tall in 10 years.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'
Excellent evergreen specimen for the home landscape or garden. Slow pyramidal growth to 10 feet tall.
Cone shaped conifer with silver-blue foliage. Slow to moderate growth to 10 feet tall x 5 feet wide.
Cryptomeria japonica radicans
Columnar to pyramidal growth habit, with dense, blue green, feathery foliage that retains its color in winter. Reddish brown exfoliating bark. Grow in full sun to partial shade, and protect from winter winds. Tolerates clay soil. Growth to 40 feet tall x 20 feet wide, even more depending on location. Zone 5 to 8.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino'
Yashino Japanese Cedar
Pyramidal growth with loose, open evergreen foliage. Light green fragrant needles. Growth to 40 ft tall x 20 ft wide.
Cupressocyparis x leylandii
Fast growth to 70 ft tall x 15 feet wide. Grow in full sun. Plant as a tall evergreen hedge. Takes trimming and shearing well. Hardy in zone 6 to 10.
Cupressocyparis x leylandii 'Gold Rider'
Golden Leyland Cypress
Slow growing with a dense pyramidal shape. Bright gold foliage toward the branch tips. Partial shade to full sun.
Ilex aquifolium 'Argenteo Marginata'
Variegated English Holly
Pyramidal evergreen with striking creamy white margins along shiny, dark green leaves. Moderate growth to 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Hardiness zones 6 - 9. Grow in full to partial sun. Needs male holly for female berry set.
Ilex hybrida 'Oak Leaf'
Oak Leaf™ Holly
Upright growing, columnar Holly that widens some with age. Growth to 18 foot height and 8 foot width. Hardiness zones 6 - 9. Grow in full to partial sun.
Ilex x meserveae 'Dragon Lady'
Grow in sun to partial shade. Slow growth to 15 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Extremely sharp points on the leaves helps make it deer resistant!
Slow growing, pyramidal shaped evergreen, with growth to 45 ft tall x 25 ft wide. Takes well to shearing, which can be used to control its size. Must have both a male and female for berry production
Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’
Blue Point Juniper
Pyramidal shaped, upright evergreen with blue-green foliage. Good as an accent or tall screen, requires little trimming. Grow in full sun, can be used as a topiary. Tolerates poor soil and heat. Grows to 12 feet tall x 8 feet wide. Zone 4 to 9.
Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris'
Columnar Hetz Juniper
Grow in full sun. Fast growing to 15 ft tall x 6 ft wide. Shear foliage to maintain a more compact shape. Drought resistant.
Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'
Wichita Blue Juniper
Upright evergreen known for its bright blue foliage. Grow in full sun. Fast growth to 16 ft tall x 8 ft wide.
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’
Large Flowered Magnolia
Broadleaf evergreen tree with dark green leaves and white, fragrant, showy blossoms in late Spring to early summer. Growth to 60 feet tall x 30 feet wide. Zone 6 to 9 but plant in protected locations in colder zones to provide winter protection.
Fast growing evergreen that makes a good screen or specimen when sheared like the tree pictured. Tolerant of more shade than other Spruces and somewhat deer resistant. Good replacement for the overplanted White Pine since it keeps better shape without annual shearing.
Picea abies 'Cupressina'
Columnar Norway Spruce
Fast growing, slender evergreen to 30 ft tall x 10 ft wide. Can be planted as a specimen or used in hedges and windbreaks. Hardy in Zones 2 - 7. Grows best in full sun.
Picea glauca 'Conica'
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Slow, compact growth to 12 ft tall and 5 ft wide. Hardy and needing little maintenance. Watch for off-color foliage indicating spider mites.
Can be planted as a specimen or a street tree. Deer resistant, tolerates air pollution, handles heat and humidity better than most spruce. Grows to 60 feet tall x 20 feet wide. Zone 4 to 7.
Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’
Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce
Rich blue needles on a densely branched, pyramidal form. A very slow grower that’s good as a landscape specimen. Grows to 40 feet tall x 20 feet wide. Grow in full sun to partial shade. Zone 2 to 8.
Picea pungens glauca
Colorado Blue Spruce
From the standard Colorado Blue Spruce variety, to the true blue 'Hoopsii' and semi-dwarf 'Fat Albert' cultivars, this species is hard to beat for its hardiness and steel blue foliage year round. Deer don't like it! Moderate rate of growth. 'Fat Albert' (photo) cultivar grows to 15 ft tall with the standard Colorado Blue to over 60 ft tall. Light shearing will help create a denser 'Christmas tree shape' and control size.
Picea pungens 'Hoopsi'
Hoopsi Blue Spruce
Striking silver-blue needles on this dense growing, pyramidal spruce will add garden interest year round. Moderate rate of growth to 50 ft tall x 20 ft wide. Plant as a specimen in full sun to partial shade. Hardy in Zones 2 - 7.
Picea pungens ‘Sester Dwarf’
Sester Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce
Slow broad upright growth gives it a conical form that requires very little trimming. Brilliant blue needles. Zone 2 hardiness. Likes full sun.
Great for rock gardens or bonsai. Very slow growing to 20 ft tall x 15 ft wide. Grow in full sun. Tolerates poor soil. Hardy in Zones 4 - 7.
Pinus densiflora ‘Burke’s Red Variegated’
Japanese Red Pine
Upright, pyramidal shape with green foliage accented by a "Dragon´s Eye" type of yellow band variegation, becoming more pronounced as the growing season progresses. Grows up to 15 feet tall in 10 years. Zone 4 to 7.
Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis'
Dragon's Eye Pine
Grow in full sun. Unusual green needles with yellow bands. Slow to moderate growth into an irregular pyramidal shape. Used as a accent tree in the landscape.
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
Silver-green evergreen needles.
Moderate growth rate-- shorten new growth in June to keep shapely and compact.
Pinus longaeva ‘Blue Heron’
Blue Heron Pine
Narrow growth habit becoming pyramidal with age. Long-lived cultivar of the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine. Grow in full sun. Grows to 15 feet tall x 12 feet wide. Zone 4.
Broadly pyramidal evergreen with moderate growth to 50 ft tall x 30 ft wide.
Pinus nigra 'Arnold's Sentinel'
Arnold's Sentinel Austrian Pine
Narrow, columnar, evergreen conifer with slow growth to 25 ft tall x 7 ft wide. Grow in full sun as a specimen or windbreak. Deer resistant and tolerates seashore conditions.
Pinus parviflora glauca
Japanese White Pine
Slow growth to 50 foot height and width. Interesting needles and growth habit. Plant in full sun with good drainage.
Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata'
Columnar White Pine
Upright, narrow form of White Pine with soft bluish-green evergreen foliage. Moderate rate of growth to 30 ft tall x 10 ft wide makes it a good choice for narrow screens.
Pinus strobus 'Louie'
Louie Eastern White Pine
Drought tolerant, pyramidal evergreen with slow growth to 10 ft tall x 7 ft wide. Golden-green needles in spring turn bright gold in fall. Low maintenance. Hardy to Zone 3.
Pinus strobus 'Pendula'
Weeping White Pine
Excellent specimen plant with soft bluish-green evergreen foliage and moderate, weeping growth habit. Height determined by training of the leader, usually seen around 15 ft tall.
Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead'
Dwarf Japanese Black Pine
Many varieties of Japanese Black Pine are used for bonsai. Prefers full sun. Tolerant of dry, salty conditions. This variety of Japanese Black Pine is known for its white candles at the branch tips.
Evergreen that prefers moist, acid soil. Open, narrow, pyramidal habit with drooping lower branches bearing gray-green needles.
Japanese Umbrella Pine
Slow growing and very expensive evergreen tree with unusual foliage and exfoliating reddish-brown bark. Slow growth to 30 ft tall x 20 ft wide.
Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'
Emerald Green Arborvitae
Fast growth to 15 ft tall x 4 ft wide in full sun. Emerald-green foliage holds its color well through winter. Makes a good privacy hedge around swimming pools or along property lines, or can be used in foundation plantings. Maintains a nice shape without pruning.
Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'
Green Giant Arborvitae
Fast growing (12"- 24" per year) pyramidal arborvitae that is resistant to deer browsing. No serious pest or disease problems. Pa. Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award in 1998. Photo: 'Green Giant' Arborvitaes create a privacy screen between a deck and neighboring patio.
[Pennsylvania State Tree]
Pyramidal conifer with graceful arching branches.
Tolerates shearing well. Moderate growth to 60 ft without shearing. Sun or shade with good drainage. (Hemlock in photo has been kept sheared)
Tsuga canadensis pendula
Weeping Canadian Hemlock
Excellent specimen plant with wide spreading, weeping branches. Slow to moderate growth to 20 ft tall x 35 ft wide. Prefers acid soil that is moist, yet well-drained.