The Techny Arborvitae is a fast growing arborvitae tree. They generally have denser foliage than many of the other species of arborvitae, and make the best hedges. One of the hardiest of the arborvitae, the Techny Arborvitae will grow best in zones three through eight. This is the arborvitae of choice for areas with tougher conditions.
Balsam fir is used primarily for Christmas trees and pulpwood, although some lumber is produced from it in New England and the Lake States. The wood is light in weight, low in bending and compressive strength, moderately limber, soft, and low in resistance to shock. Balsam fir is a small to medium sized coniferous tree. Growth occurs in whorls of branches surrounding an upright leader or terminal, making a symmetrical tree with a broad base and narrow top.
The new spring growth of this cultivar is white, which produces a striking contrast against the dark-green interior foliage on the fast-growing, upright, broad plant. Its size, shape and colorful growth make it an extremely useful highlight for shade gardens.
This colorful, hardy Korean Fir stands out with stunning two-toned needles. The needles of this pyramidal tree are recurved, displaying the silver-white undersides which provide a gleaming color and uncommonly beautiful textural effect.
'Varied Directions' is a vigorous, spreading, deciduous plant that produces twigs that propel branches up and out in varied directions. Golden tan branches with covered thick twigs arching downward and covering the ground in a unique way for each plant. Bright green spring foliage will change to gold in autumn before needles fall.
Limeglow has feathery foliage in electric chartreuse, making striking contrast to greens. Spreading, vase form create a happy presence in any garden setting. Exfoliates light green leaves and nearly yellow color.
An extremely small and compact tree; adaptable and hardy, very slow growing; excellent choice for small-scale topiary form in rock gardens or as a year-round garden detail element. Little Gem Spruce has green foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green through the winter.
Old Gold Pom Pom is a heavily pruned shrub to maintain appearance. New growth is gold-yellow with green foliage. Pruning is recommended during summer or fall to reshape the balls of the 'Pom Pom'. This Juniper may turn slightly bronze in color.
This slow-growing selection has very long, very narrow, light green needles and a strong weeping habit. Its closely held branches develop graceful draping forms that combine a tall, narrow stature with a broad, flowing skirt. Named for the world's tallest waterfall after 20 years of evaluation, the unique tree offers elegance and style.
Dense, stout, pyramidal growth habitwith a uniform crown. Branches are in regular whorls. Needles are stiff, dark green. Very hardy. Adaptable towinter cold and wind. It's a tree of strong character that will serve either as a landscape specimen or as a windbreakin cold regions.
Eastern white pine, is the largest conifer, reaching 150 feet in height and up to 40 inches in diameter. In dense stands, trees produce tall, cylindrical stems with pyramidal shaped crowns, characterized by distinctive, plate like branching, especially noticeable as the trees become older. On young growth, the bark remains rather thin, smooth, and greenish-brown in color. On older trees the bark becomes dark grayish-brown in color. Its evergreen needles are in clusters of 5, soft, flexible, 2 1/2 to 5 inches long, and bluish-green in appearance. Its cones are about 4 to 8 inches long and 1 inch thick. These remain attached for 1 to several months after ripening in the autumn of the second season.
Brilliant, golden-yellow, new growth erupts in spring and makes 'Taylor's Sunburst' a vibrant show-stopper. The striking color lasts for weeks, then gradually softens to a light, yellow-green as the foliage hardens. In spring, tiny red cones add contrast to this extraordinary Lodgepole Pine.
Here is an excellent variety of pine that is somewhat open. The summer foliage is a nice refreshing light green but in the winter watch out! As the temperatures drop, the color turns a brilliant gold and the colder it gets the brighter the golden color.
Unusually uniform branches, covered with short, dark-green needles, point up and out on this distinct, nest-style spruce. When young, it has a more rounded habit than the familiar, flatter types, but it eventually spreads out with age too. New growth appears later in the season than it does on other nest types.
Echiniformis is a green, dwarf spruce that holds a gumdrop shape when young, but will mature into a small tree with broad, conical form. Short, slender needles with tan buds arranged closely on light brown, curved shoots.