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Pinus cembra - Swiss Stone Pine, Arolla Pine

Pinus cembra - Swiss Stone Pine, Arolla Pine

Pine trees are superb trees which grow in a wide climate scale - from cold northern countries to hot coastal sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment. …

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew

Yews could be called common shrubs, where common not only means omnipresent but mainly dull. Well, perhaps for someone. We see yew and predominantly its varieties as very useful and attractive features of gardens of almost any size. They vary by size, shape and even foliage colour. …

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea' - Irish yew

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea' - Irish yew

Irish yew is a popular evergreen conifer. They are very practical due to many varieties available offering various shapes and sizes. Another advantage is that they grow well in both full sun and in deep shade. …

Abies koreana 'Oberon' - dwarf Korean fir

Abies koreana 'Oberon' - dwarf Korean fir

Oberon is a cushion-like, dwarf variety of Korean fir. It grows slowly into a low, mounding shrub that is only about 30-40 cm tall and 40-60 cm wide in 15 years. Its evergreen needles are short, glossy, deep green with silvery underneath, and grow densely 360° around the branches. Oberon Korean fir …

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar

Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperature dropped to -27°C a couple of times. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. This variety has one more plus as opposed to other cryptomerias – it does not change its colour to coppery brown in winter and remains green …

Pinus austriaca - Austrian pine

Pinus austriaca - Austrian pine

Pine trees are superb trees which grow in a wide climate scale - from cold northern countries to hot coastal sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment. …

Cedrus atlantica 'Compacta' - Atlas cedar

Cedrus atlantica 'Compacta' - Atlas cedar

Compacta is an Italian dwarf variety of Atlas cedar. This evergreen conifer has short, sharp, mid green needles. It grows slowly, forming a rounded shrub. To maintain a perfect shape it may be pruned beginning of spring. …

Abies procera - Noble Fir

Abies procera - Noble Fir

Nobe Fir (Abies procera), Grow your own Christmas Tree! Majestic evergreen native to the pacific northwest, widely grown as a Christmas Tree. Can reach 200 feet or more in height. Prefers moist soil and some protection from wind. …

Sciadopitys verticillata - Japanese umbrella pine

Sciadopitys verticillata - Japanese umbrella pine

Japanese umbrella pine is an exquisite-looking conifer with dark green needles. They are glossy, 5-12 cm long and grow in whorls of 15-20. They are borne at the shoot-tips like the spokes of an umbrella, hence it name. …

Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Variegata' - creeping juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Variegata' - creeping juniper

Creeping juniper is a useful and maintenance-free shrub, popular with landscapers. They are so easy to grow and need very little care. This variety has creamy-yellow varigated leaves. The branches grow upright and slightly droop at the edge of the shrub. The green branches turn violet-blue in winter. …

Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree

Maidenhair tree is probably one of the oldest species on Earth. It was here some 180 million years ago … obviously it was the time when the Dead Sea was still ill. Its extreme tolerance of various conditions made it survive to our time. One tree can live as long as 2000 years. …

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' - Columnar Irish Yew

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'

Taxus baccata Fastigiata is an extremely useful evergreen conifer for sun or shade. Most commonly used for hedging purposes, it has a naturally upright broadly columnar form and takes shearing well. Its dense form and dark green color makes a matte-green dramatic backdrop for a perennial or mixed shrub …

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood

Dawn redwood is a rare deciduous conifer with bright green opposite needles that fade to coppery-golden in the autumn. It was believed to be extinct for centuries. Until first specimen were brought from China in 1941 and propagated throughout the world. This fast growing tree of pyramidal habit looks …

Taxus x media 'Hicksii' - yew tree

Taxus x media 'Hicksii' - yew tree

Lustrous dark green needles and red fruits make this yew a very attractive shrub, although quite common in moderate climate. “Hicksii” is a successful cross between the Irish yew tree and the regular yew tree. As a female plant, it produces red berries which are poisonous just like the whole plant. …

Picea abies 'Acrocona' - Acrocona Norway Spruce

Acrocona is a delightful small evergreen conifer for lovers of special and interesting small trees. A broad pyramid attracting attention with its special feature - the blood red extra large cones on the terminals of many branches. These emerge upright, bright red-purple, then droop downward as they turn …

Abies nordmanniana - Caucasican fir

Abies nordmanniana - Caucasican fir

Do you also feel like we exaggerate a lot, saying how exquisite, gorgeous or stunning a plant is? Well, you’d better get used to it :-) We just cannot help ourselves when we see for instance this Caucasian fir. Its short needles densely cover the branches; they are deep green and very glossy, with …

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' - Monterey Cypress

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' - Monterey Cypress

Lemon Scented Goldcrest Cypress Tree (Cupressus macrocarpa Gold Crest) makes an excellent indoor or outdoor tree. It is hardy in zones 7-9 or grow indoors in a cool and sunny window. Keep the tree evenly moist, not wet or dry. You can place the living tree almost anywhere for the holidays. It looks fantastic …

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree

Among the most spectacular conifers this monkey puzzle tree is the hardiest. The scale-like leaves are dark green, sharp-pointed. This species is said to be 60 million years old. It dislikes atmospheric pollution and hot and dry soil. It does surprisingly well in our climate, too, if you provide a winter …

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' - Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' - Japanese Maple

Lace-leaf Japanese Maple Acer palmatum dissectum Viridis A green lace-leaf type Japanese Maple. Growing in a round dome will take 50 years to get 10 feet tall. Leaves dissected to mid-vein and green. In Fall colors are red-orange. Spectacular for a bonsai! …

Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine

Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) is an excellent, small, irregularly shaped, pine tree. The plant tolerates dry soil and salt. The dark green, twisted needles are 5 to 7 inches long. It grows approximately 12 to 18 inches per year. It is hardy in zones 5-8. Its mature height is 30 feet with a spread …

Tsuga canadensis 'Dwarf Upright' - Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Dwarf Upright' - Canadian Hemlock

AA dwarf, upright variety of Canadian Hemlock. Small, dark green leaves on thin upright branches. Grows 4-6 inches a year. Plant was cultivar sold in the 1970s by John Mitsch Nursery, Aurora, Oregon. …

Picea pungens - Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce

One of the advantages of the Colorado Blue Spruce is its large hardiness area. This coniferous tree, which is characterized by its gray-blue needle-like leaves, will thrive in every part of the contiguous United States. And it makes an excellent landscape accent, as it is a very full tree and can block …

Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo Biloba

Unusually shaped foliage accents gray-brown bark. Grows slowly to a mature height of 40-70 ft. with massive branches and a 25-40 ft. spread. Ginkgo Biloba withstands city pollution and is rarely bothered by pests or disease. …

Picea abies - Norway Spruce

Picea abies: Norway Spruce

Grows to 90 ft. Tall broad timber tree. Fast grower, purple cones. Resists wind and cold. Wide-spreading horizontal branches turn upward at the very tips. Rough, reddish brown bark. …

Abies concolor - White Fir

Abies concolor: White Fir

Grows to 40. Excellent for ornamental use and as a Christmas tree. Withstands heat and drought better than other firs. Large pyramidal tree with soft blue-green to silvery needles, 2-3 inches long. Easily cultivated. A citrus smell is present when the needle is broken. Older trees develop a dome-like …

Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea: Balsam Fir

Grows 40 to 75 ft. Often used as a Christmas tree or for land reclamation. The needles are 1-inch long, blunt, rounded and a lustrous dark green. Makes an excellent screen or ornamental and is a good choice for cooler climates. …