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Conifers

Abies koreana 'Silver Show'
  • Common Name: Korean Fir
  • Pyramidal conifer similar to Abies. k. 'Silberlocke' but brighter in hue and more dwarf.

Cedrus deodara 'Electra Blue'
  • Common Name: Himalayan Cedar
  • A dense, pyramidal, compact upright with intense glittering-blue needles.

Larix decidua 'Puli'
  • Common Name: European Larch
  • grows as a very low groundcover, or it can be staked into a narrow weeping tree. The name "puli" is derived from a Hungarian breed of dog which has curly hair that drops straight down.

Pinus parviflora 'Hani'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora 'Tanima no yuki'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A slow growing dwarf, for many years being an irregular mound, in time or with training, developing into a small broad upright form. Needles are mostly white, or white at the tip of the blue-green needles. The name means "snow in the valley" in Japanese. 

Pinus thunbergii 'Yoshimura'
  • Common Name: Japanese Black Pine
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Abies concolor 'Wintergold'
  • Common Name: White Fir
Abies koreana 'Goldener Traum'
  • Common Name: Korean Fir
  • A fast-growing, dense dwarf conifer with orange-gold needles. Color intensifies in cold weather. Name means "golden dream" in German.

Abies koreana 'Goldener Traum'
  • Common Name: Korean Fir
  • A fast-growing, dense dwarf conifer with orange-gold needles. Color intensifies in cold weather. Name means "golden dream" in German.

Abies koreana 'Ice Breaker'
  • Common Name: Korean Fir
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with a spreading habit. Dense foliage is silvery-blue due to the undersides of recurved needles. Originated as a witch's broom from 'Silberlocke' in Germany. 

Abies koreana 'Silver Show'
  • Common Name: Korean Fir
  • Pyramidal conifer similar to Abies. k. 'Silberlocke' but brighter in hue and more dwarf.

Abies squamata 'Flaky'
  • Common Name: Flaky Bark Fir
  • An upright conifer with dark blue-green needles with silvery undersides. Marvelous erect velvety-purple cones. Brown exfoliating bark offers winter interest. Originally from China and very rare.

Calocedrus decurrens 'Berrima Gold'
  • Common Name: Incense Cedar
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    A small, columnar evergreen conifer with lovely soft golden-yellow foliage. Can be grown with little moisture.

Cedrus atlantica 'Sapphire Nymph'
  • Common Name: Atlas Cedar
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with tiny silvery blue-green needles and striking creamy-white new growth.

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Garden'
  • Common Name: Plum Yew
  • A dense, low-spreading evergreen conifer with rich, dark green foliage that holds color well, even in full sun. Wonderful in spring when the bright green new growth contrasts with the older foliage. Deer resistant.

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'
  • Common Name: Plum Yew
  • A dense, columnar evergreen conifer; this diminutive form has short, lemon yellow needles on a compact pillar. Marvelous for the smaller landscape.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Sparkling Arrow'
  • Common Name: Alaskan Cedar
  • An extremely narrow, upright weeping conifer with dazzling, creamy-white variegation. A choice vertical accent for any garden.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Sparkling Arrow'
  • Common Name: Alaskan Cedar
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Bess'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with a dense, narrow upright form. Foliage is rich dark green with short branches clinging to the main trunk.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Butterball'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A miniature round conifer; the name says it all. This cute little ball is perfect for the rock garden.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf upright evergreen conifer with very fine gray-green foliage. Very curious and delicate in appearance, but easy to grow.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A broad, conical, dwarf conifer with rich butter-yellow foliage that adorns horizontal, fan-shaped branches. Orange-tinged color provides winter interest.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • An irregular, upright, dwarf conifer with everything in miniature. Very fine, lacy dark-green foliage makes this ancient-looking form a great addition.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Fairy'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A broad, pyramidal, miniature conifer. Bright golden foliage is almost thread-like, creating a delicate appearance.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Sprite'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kamarachiba'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf evergreen spreading conifer with fine light green foliage.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Anne'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf, compact upright evergreen conifer with deep green foliage.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Maureen'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A diminutive evergreen conifer with a flat globose shape. Dense foliage is dark green with a fine texture. Perfect for the rock garden.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Melody'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Melody'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • An outstanding dwarf evergreen conifer. Refined lemon-yellow foliage can take full sun in most locations. Compact, upright growth habit.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Moonshine'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A miniature conifer featuring tiny dark-green foliage speckled with creamy-white variegation.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf conifer with an irregular upright growth habit. Features dark-green, compacted sprays of foliage.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Reis Dwarf'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with an irregular, narrow upright form. Foliage is rich green, with vigorous new growth at the apex a bronze green. Trunk and short branches can be somewhat contorted.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Saffron Spray'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf conifer with green foliage variegated with liberal specks of creamy-yellow.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Stoneham'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A miniature, flattened globe conifer with deep-green foliage. Perfect for a rock garden.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Vokel's Upright'
  • Common Name: Hinoki Cypress
  • A dwarf, narrow, upright conifer with fine dark-green compact foliage.

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Harvard Gold'
  • Common Name: 'Sawara Cypress
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with intense golden foliage

Cryptomeria japonica 'Dense Jade'
  • Common Name: Japaese Cedar
  • An upright evergreen conifer with rich jade-green foliage. Forms a broad, dense small tree. Attractive bronzing in winter.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Golden Promise'
  • Common Name: Japaese Cedar
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with short, light yellow foliage. In Oregon foliage becomes practically white when humidless temperatures reach 100 degrees.

Juniperus horizontalis 'Pancake'
  • Common Name: Creeping Juniper
  • An unusually low-growing conifer. The gray-blue foliage makes this a marvelous groundcover for the garden.

Larix eurolepis 'Umhausen'
  • Common Name: European Larch
  • A dwarf deciduous conifer with short green needles. Fall color is bright gold. Originating as a witch's broom, it will form a flattened globe at maturity.

Larix kaempferi 'Varley'
  • Common Name: Japanse Larch
Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen'
  • Common Name: Japanse Larch
  • A dwarf deciduous conifer with a dense flattened-globe form. Lush soft blue-green needles throughout spring and summer. In fall needles are butter-yellow.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Bonsai'
  • Common Name: Dawn Redwood
  • A dwarf miniature conifer with soft, short green needles. Fall color is vivid yellow. From seedling origin it can grow as a low spreading bush, or can be staked to form a small weeping tree. The original plant is growing at the Morris Arboretum, a gift from the late John Kuser.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Matthaei Broom'
  • Common Name: Dawn Redwood
  • A compact deciduous conifer which originated as a witch's broom mutation. Foliage has a rich yellow-orange cast.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Miss Grace'
  • Common Name: Dawn Redwood
  • A small, deciduous conifer with gracefully-weeping branches. Refined gray-green foliage in summer, strong orange in autumn.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'North Light'
  • Common Name: Dawn Redwood
  • Known in Europe as 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht'. A delightful dwarf deciduous conifer originating as a witch's broom mutation on M.g. 'White Spot'. Forms a dense round ball with pretty cream-white needles.

     

Picea abies 'Gold Drift'
  • Common Name: Norway Spruce
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a weeping form. Can be grown as a groundcover or staked into a small weeping tree. Needles are butter-yellow.

Picea glauca 'Blue Planet'
  • Common Name: White Spruce
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with dark blue-green needles. Forms a dense round plant. Tiny light-colored buds dot the foliage ornamentally.

Picea pungens 'Pali'
  • Common Name: Dwarf Colorado Spruce
  • A miniature, dense, globular Colorado Spruce with tiny needles.

Picea pungens 'The Blues'
  • Common Name: Colorado Spruce
  • An outstanding new evergreen conifer from Stanley Nursery in Oregon. It is a weeping or spreading selection with rich blue needles. 'The Blues' can be trained into many shapes and all will look good.

    USDA zone 3.

Pinus bungeana 'Compact Form'
  • Common Name: Lacebark Pine
  • A dwarf upright evergreen conifer with ascending, compressed branches. Needles are green. Prune to reveal colorful exfoliating trunk.

Pinus mugo 'Mini Mini'
  • Common Name: Mugo Pine
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with extremely tiny green needles. It forms a flattened globe with cute buds all nearly touching each other. Discovered as a witch's broom on Pinus mugo 'Valley Cushion' in the 1980's.

Pinus mugo 'Mr. Wood'
  • Common Name: Mugo Pine
  • A miniature evergreen conifer with tiny, curved blue needles. A wonderful seedling discovered by Ed Wood of Oregon. A sister seedling, equally nice, was given to Stanley Nursery of Oregon, and introduced as 'Fish Hook' - they are similar but not the same.

Pinus mugo 'Spilled Milk'
  • Common Name: Mugo Pine
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a ground-hugging form. Foliage is a medium-green. Wonderful draping over a rock or a wall.

Pinus parviflora 'Aoi'
  • A choice, dwarf evergreen conifer with short blue needles. Form is compact and broadly pyramidal. One of the most attractive of all dwarf pines. Aoi means "blue" in Japanese.

Pinus parviflora 'Arnold Arboretum Dwarf'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A slow-growing dense conifer with a broad pyramidal habit. Needles are short and colored blue-green. Selected at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

Pinus parviflora 'Dr. Landis'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A slow-growing, irregular-shaped evergreen conifer. Needles are blue-green and tipped in cream-yellow. A choice little pine.

    USDA Zone 5

Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A dwarf,sweeping, broadly-upright evergreen conifer. Twisted needles have a bright gold color, while some portions of the plant remain light blue-green. Also described as soft, golden highlights over the silver undertones of the curved green needles.

     

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A dense, slow-growing evergreen conifer with tiny blue-green needles. At maturity it will be much more wide than tall. Hagoromo is Japanese for "angel's cloak."

Pinus parviflora 'Kokonoye'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A dwarf upright evergreen conifer with a very narrow shape. Green needles are short and thin and radiate outwardly from the stems. Very curious in appearance.

Pinus parviflora 'Kokonoye'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
  • A dwarf upright evergreen conifer with a very narrow shape. Green needles are short and thin and radiate outwardly from the stems.

Pinus parviflora 'Pentaphylla azuma'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora 'Shin seni
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora 'Zuisho'
  • Common Name: Japanese White Pine
Pinus strobus 'Angel Falls'
  • Common Name: Weeping Eastern White Pine
  • A refined weeping White Pine. Closely held, graceful branches covered with very long, very narrow, light green needles, and a flowing skirt.

Pinus strobus 'Angel Falls'
  • Common Name: Eastern White Pine
  • Refined weeping white pine. Stake to desired height, or leave as ground cover. Staked, it will be narrower than other weeping White Pines, with a skirt at the bottom.

Pinus strobus 'Kruger's Lilliput'
  • Common Name: Eastern White Pine
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a flattened-globose form. Short dark-green needles have silvery undersides. A perfect gem for the rock garden.

Pinus strobus 'Mini Twists'
  • Common Name: Eastern White Pine
  • A compact evergreen conifer with a globose shape when young, eventually growing into a broad pyramid. Short, soft blue-green needles have considerable twisting; overall a very pleasing selection for a small landscape.

Pinus strobus 'Tiny Kurls'
  • Common Name: Eastern White Pine
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a dense flat-globe form. Dark blue-green needles are twisted.

Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin'
  • Common Name: Scot's Pine
  • A dwarf, upright evergreen conifer with a broadly-pyramidal form. Dense foliage is light green in summer, turning to dazzling gold in winter. Possibly the most bright of all the winter-gold pines.

Pinus thunbergii 'Kotobuki'
  • Common Name: Japanese Black Pine
Pinus thunbergii 'Koyosho'
  • Common Name: Japanese Black Pine
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Pinus thunbergii 'Ogi'
  • Common Name: Japanese Black Pine
Pinus wallichiana 'Densa Hillii'
  • Common Name: Himalayan Pine
  • An upright evergreen conifer with a narrow pyramidal form. Soft blue-green needles are borne in ascending branches. Very useful in a landscape with limited space.

Podocarpus alpinus 'County Park Fire'
  • Common Name: Plum Pine
  • A dwarf, dense evergreen conifer with a low mounding form. Foliage is normally green, but new growth is a wild combination of yellow and orange.

Podocarpus lawrencii 'Purple King'
  • Common Name: Plum Pine
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Green Star'
  • Common Name: Japanese Umbrella Pine
  • A slow-growing evergreen conifer with a pyramidal form. Gray-green needles are blunt at the tips and shorter than the species, giving 'Green Star' a sturdy appearance.

Sequoia sempervirens 'Mt Loma Prieta Spike'
  • Common Name: Coast Redwood
  • An unusual evergreen conifer with an extremely narrow form. Branches droop downward and remain close to the trunk. Foliage is soft and rich green.

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'
  • Common Name: Bald Cypress
  • A deciduous conifer with a compact pyramidal form. Deep green foliage is unbelievably soft, inviting touch. Fall color is bronze orange.

Taxus baccata 'Amersfoort'
  • Common Name: English Yew
Taxus baccata 'Amersfoort'
  • Common Name: English Yew
  • A dwarf, irregular upright evergreen conifer with a curious non-yew-like appearance. Needles are short, rounded and dark brown-green. Older specimens reveal warm orange-brown bark. Discovered in Holland.

Taxus baccata 'Black Rod'
  • Common Name: English Yew
Taxus baccata 'Golden Dwarf'
  • Common Name: English Yew
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a compact, narrow form. Dark green needles have a light yellow margin at the tips. An attractive new selection from Germany, perfect for a container or the rock garden.

    USDA Zone 6

Taxus baccata 'Golden Dwarf'
  • Common Name: English Yew
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a compact, narrow form. Dark green needles have a light yellow margin at the tips. An attractive new selection from Germany, perfect for a container or the rock garden.

Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire'
  • Common Name: English Yew
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a narrow upright form. In winter, tiny green leaves are variegated with silver, giving 'Silver Spire' a sparkling appearance. Spring growth  variegation is yellow.

Taxus cuspidata 'Bright Gold'
  • Common Name: Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Bright Gold'
  • Common Name: Japanese Yew
  • A spectacular evergreen conifer with a broad upright form. Prune to shape. Needles are dazzling gold in full sun or green-gold if grown in shade.

Taxus media 'Maureen'
  • Common Name: Hybrid Yew
  • A slow-growing evergreen conifer with a narrow, compact form. Needles are almost black green.

Taxus x media 'Bean Pole'
  • Common Name: Hybrid Yew
Taxus x media 'Flushing'
  • Common Name: Hybrid Yew
Taxus x media 'Maureen'
  • Common Name: Hybrid Yew
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Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'
  • Common Name: Franky Boy Oriental Arborvitae
  • threadlike branches with tiny scale like leaves that are bright yellow-green;  in winter  the outer edges of the plant turn a rusty bronze color; makes a great garden accent or low hedge 

Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'
  • Common Name: Oriental Arborvitae4 7/11 7"box
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a broad upright form. Pretty foliage is thread-like and golden. Wonderful in winter when 'Franky Boy' turns to bronze-orange.

Tsuga canadensis 'White Fountain'
  • Common Name: Canadian Hemlock
  • A dwarf evergreen conifer with a compact mounding form. Slender branches of white foliage ascend then arch downward. Selected by Ed Wood.

Tsuga heterophylla 'Iron Springs'
  • Common Name: Western Hemlock
  • A slow-growing evergreen conifer with a dense pyramidal form. Short deep green needles and growth habit suggest a possible cross with Tsuga mertensiana. An attractive, elegant conifer.

Tsuga heterophylla 'Thorsen'
  • Common Name: Western Hemlock
  • A slow-growing evergreen conifer with lush green needles. Thorsen has a low-growing groundcover form, or it can be staked into a small, narrow weeping tree.