Ornamental Conifers

Discovered as mutations on their parent plants, these freaks of nature have been cultivated because of their unusual characteristics. Years of collecting and preserving these abnormalities have yielded a vast range of ornamental cultivars with odd color variants, unusual foliage, slower growth rates or weeping habits. This current availability list is arranged by common name with Latin nomenclature for the connoisseur.

FIR - Abies

CEDAR - Cedrus

Variegated Korean Fir
Variegated Korean Fir

Abies koreana “Horstmann’s Silberlocke” - Beautiful fluorescent blue-green needles arch back and around the stem exposing the bright silver undersides. Pyramidal shape that can be trimmed. Grows 4-6” per year.

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Compact Blue Cork Bark Fir
Compact Blue Cork Bark Fir

Abies lasiocarpa arizonica glauca compacta - Powder blue needles that give a very soft appearance. Dense branching creates a tight conical form. Can be trimmed to desired shape and size. Grows 2-4” per year.

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Green Spiral European Silver Fir
Green Spiral European Silver Fir

Abies alba ‘Green Spiral’ - A strong central leader to this upright central form of European Silver Fir. Soft, short needles on downward pointing stems. Grows 12” per year. May reach 15 ft in 10 years

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CYPRESS - Chamaecyparis

Blue Atlas Cedar
Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica glauca - Steely-blue needles look great year round. Very upright and pyramidal when young, aging to a more rounded open habit. Grows 12” per year.

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Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar
Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica glauca “Horstmann” - Same steely-blue foliage as the popular Blue Atlas Cedar, but with a slower growing, small structure. Grows 4-6” per year.

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Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica glauca “Pendula” - A waterfall of blue branches looks great all year. Can be trimmed and shaped to your desired look. Grows 10-12” per year.

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Deodara Divinely Blue Cedar
Deodara Divinely Blue Cedar

Cedrus deodara “Divinely Blue” - Attractive blue-green to powder blue foliage sits on branches with drooping tips. Slow growing pyramidal shape. Keep out of cold winter winds. 6 ft tall 3-4 ft wide. 4-6" growth per year.

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Weeping Lebanon Cedar
Weeping Lebanon Cedar

Cedrus libani glauca pendula - A graceful weeper with glossy, blue-green needles. Long arching branches can be trimmed. Grows 6-12” per year.

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Weeping Alaskan Cedar
Weeping Alaskan Cedar

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis glauca pendula - A medium sized specimen with loose flowing branches that cascades from a pyramidal form. Blue-green foliage. Grows 10-12” per year. 20 years: 20-30 ft tall 8-10 ft wide.

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Green Arrow Weeping Alaskan Cedar
Green Arrow Weeping Alaskan Cedar

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis glauca pendula “Green Arrow” - The narrowest of the Alaskan Cedars. Is perfect for a limited space growing only 2-4 ft wide. Can stretch upward to 12-15” tall. Grows 12” a year.

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JUNIPER -Juniperus

Golden Hinoki Cypress
Golden Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa aurea - Beautiful golden foliage is held in flat sprays on a background of deep green - adding color all year long. Grows 6-8” per year.

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Compact Hinoki Cypress
Compact Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa compacta - Slow growing upright form with deep green fan-like foliage. More dense and narrow than “Gracilis” Grows 6” per year.

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Slender Hinoki Cypress
Slender Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa “Gracilis” - The most popular Hinoki. Beautiful glossy green fan-like foliage form a pyramidal shape. Can be grown in sun or shade. Grows 8-10” per year.

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Kosteri 'Fast Form' Hinoki Cypress
Kosteri 'Fast Form' Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa “Kosteri” - A dwarf upright conifer with a dense habit. Bright green flattened foliage turns a slight bronze in winter. Grows 4” per year.

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Boulevard Cypress Pom-Pom
Boulevard Cypress Pom-Pom

Chamaecyparis pisifera cyanovitidis - Soft silver-blue foliage trimmed into a classic pom-pom topiary shape. Good for confined spaces. Annual pruning to maintain shape is a must. Grows 3” per year.

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Blue Ice Cypress
Blue Ice Cypress

Cupressus glabra - Attractive, frosty, silver-blue foliage. Loose, conical shape. Beautiful specimen for a more sheltered spot-keep out of cold NW winter winds. Grows 10-12” per year.

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Blue Point Juniper
Blue Point Juniper

Juniperus chinensis “Blue Point” - A favorite stately specimen with densely branched, broad pyramidal form. Blue/green foliage adds to its appeal. Try it as a vertical accent in the flower garden, patio focal piece, or designating an entranceway. Easily trimmed. 10-14 ft tall 5-6 ft wide.

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Blue Star Juniper on Standard
Blue Star Juniper on Standard

Juniperus squamata Blue Star - steel-blue star-like foliage form a tight, dense habit. Best in full sun. Grows 2-3” per year.

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SPRUCE - Picea

Weeping Norway Spruce
Weeping Norway Spruce

Picea abies pendula - One of the best weeping conifers, each plant has its own unique form. Rich deep green foliage on cascading and arching branches. New cones in spring are a vivid purple before aging to brown. Grows 6-10” per year.

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Weeping White Spruce
Weeping White Spruce

Picea glauca “Pendula” - A beautiful narrow habit with a strong central leader. All side branches weep down. Grey-blue foliage, great focal point for small spaces. Grows 6-8” per year.

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Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce
Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns” - Elegant columnar form, slightly twisted, pendulous branches with two-tone foliage of green and silver. Great for narrow spaces. Grows 6-8” per year.

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Dwarf Serbian Spruce
Dwarf Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika nana - A dwarf compact globe with contrasting green and silver foliage. Dence shape can be trimmed. Grows 2-4” per year.

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Berliners Weeper Serbian Spruce
Berliners Weeper Serbian Spruce

Picea Omorika - An upright pyramidal shape with downward branches that turn up at the dips. Silvery blue-green needles. Grows 12” per year.

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Baby Blue Spruce
Baby Blue Spruce

Picea pungens Baby Blue - semi dwarf form of Colorado Blue Spruce.

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Globe Blue Spruce
Globe Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca globosa - Bright blue coloration on a compact, globe-shaped plant. This neat conifer will complement any rock garden or other home landscape use, and is virtually maintenance-free to maintain its shape. Grows about 3" per year.

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Prostrate or Weeping Blue Spruce
Prostrate or Weeping Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca pendula - A weeping or prostrate form of Colorado Blue Spruce with irregular branching. Beautiful blue draping branches. Grows 6” per year.

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Ice Floe Weeping Blue Spruce
Ice Floe Weeping Blue Spruce

A dense evergreen with dusty blue needles on pendulous branches almost skirted in appearance. Durable, very hardy, an outstanding accent tree. Grows 4-6” per year.

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Gold Tip Oriental Spruce
Gold Tip Oriental Spruce

Picea Orentalis ‘Aureospicata’ - Stunning, bright yellow spring growth creates a dramatic contrast against the mature foliage of this slow-growing, pyramidal evergreen. Grows 8-10” per year. 7ft tall 3 ft wide in 10 years

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Ferny Creek Oriental Spruce
Ferny Creek Oriental Spruce

Picea Orientalis - A completely flat growing selection with layered branches and short, shiny dark green needles. Grows 3” per year

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Blue Falls Weeping Blue Spruce
Blue Falls Weeping Blue Spruce

Picea pungens “Blue Falls” - Outstanding blue color with a full weeping form provides much interest cascading over a wall or accent boulders, nice to fill a corner garden or serve as a focal point. You may stake as desired to acieve height or direction of width. Grows 4-6" per year.

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PINE - Pinus

Dragon's Eye Pine
Dragon's Eye Pine

Pinus Densiflora Oculus Draconis - A type of Japanese Red Pine has variegated needles with bands of yellow alternating with green. It appears to resemble the eye of a dragon when viewed from above.

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Banshoho Japanese Black Pine
Banshoho Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergii - Very unique, compact and dense branches are upright with thin needles and a bottle brush appearance to the branches. Low growing. Grows 3” per year

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Golden Japanese Black Pine
Golden Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergii ‘Ogon’ - Rich golden-yellow foliage most prominent in more sunlight. Irregular shape. A slow growing, evergreen standout! Grows 6” per year. 8 ft tall 5 ft wide in 10 years.

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Table Top Pine
Table Top Pine

Pinus Densiflora Umbraculifera - A very attractive small tree that naturally develops a flat-topped umbrella-like silhouette. Slow grower.

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Swiss Stone Pine
Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra - Excellent narrow pyramidal tree with blue-green needles. Grows slowly at 3-6" per year.

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Vanderwolf Pine
Vanderwolf Pine

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’ - A compact dense pyramid with blue and green needles. A vigorous grower with a high resistance to both insects and diseases. Grows 12” per year.

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Dwarf Korean Pine
Dwarf Korean Pine

Pinus koraiensis dwarf - Bright silvery-blue long needles on a semi-dwarf narrow tree with a moderate growth rate. 8 ft tall in 10 years.

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Jack Korbit Korean Pine
Jack Korbit Korean Pine

Pinus koraiensis Jack Korbit - Blue-green needles have yellow banding. The best variegated form of Korean Pine. The long needles bend, giving a tufted appearance. Grows 6-8" per year. 7ft tall 3-4 ft wide in 10 years.

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Morris Blue Korean Pine
Morris Blue Korean Pine

Pinus koraiensis Morris Blue - Upright, moderately fast growing tree form with a nice conical structure, dense branching, and long, silvery blue-green needles. Grows 6-8 inches per year.

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Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora Glauca - A small tree with an irregular open habit. It has coarse steel-blue needles that are twisted. Excellent for Japanese gardens or small areas. Grows 6-8" per year.

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Templehoff Japanese White Pine
Templehoff Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora “Templehoff" - Fairly short, silvery-blue-green needles are bunched along the branches of this interesting conifer. Full bodied, upright, pyramidal growth to 8-10 ft in 10 years. grows 4-6" per year.

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Blue Shag Dwarf White Pine
Blue Shag Dwarf White Pine

Pinus strobus “Blue Shag” - A dwarf round flat globe with soft long needles of blue-green. Grows about 3" per year. Easily trimmed to shape.

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Horsford Dwarf White Pine
Horsford Dwarf White Pine

Pinus strobus “Horsford" - A dwarf bun shape with thin green needles. Plant looks like a pillow of soft green foliage. Grows 1-3" per year.

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Weeping White Pine
Weeping White Pine

Pinus strobus pendula - Attractive, contorted, weeping form. Each plant will take on its own shape. Grows 6-12" per year.

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Scotch Pine Pom-Pom
Scotch Pine Pom-Pom

Pinus sylvestris “Scotch Pine” - A semi-dwarf trained and trimmed pine. Growing about 3" per year. Needles are coarse blue-green. Must be trimmed and kept in its balled shape.

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Thunderhead Pine
Thunderhead Pine

Pinus thunbergii “Thunderhead” - A new dwarf form with a dense globe shape. Heavy, white buds stand out against the dark green densely-packed needles. Grows 3-4" per year.

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Misc.

Harry Lauders Walking Stick
Harry Lauders Walking Stick

Corylus avellana contorta - The twisted branches make this a real eye catcher. Large leaves droop on the plant to add more interest. Golden yellow fall color. Grows 4-6” per year.

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Yoshino Cryptomeria
Yoshino Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria japonica “Yoshino” - fast growing pyramidal form with bright evergreen foliage all year.

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Japanese Umbrella Pine
Japanese Umbrella Pine

Sciadopitys verticillata -

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Weeping Hemlock
Weeping Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis pendula - Fine green needles on pendulous branches. Stake for more height, or let it ground cover and weep over. Grows 6-8" per year.

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Availability changes daily as items sell and are restocked!