Evergreen id.

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Evergreen id.
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2012-04-22 01:27:49
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Names, zones, and descriptions of herbaceous and woody evergreens commonly used in landscaping.
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  1. Weeping Norway Spruce

    Picea abies 'Pendula'

    Zone 2

    • Cones- large, gets from 8-10" long. start growing half way up the tree.
    • Specimin tree for weeping habit.
    • grows 10-20' tall, and 5-10' wide (small tree)
  2. Picea glauca

    White spruce

    Zone 2

    • Very soft needles for a spruce. Needles have a whitish cast to them. Cones are black-brown in color and grow all over the tree. White spruce grows a lot of cones, making them easier to spot from a distance.
    • Grows 40-60' tall, and 20-30'wide (med.-lrg. tree{known as large})
  3. Picea glauca 'Pendula'

    Weeping White Spruce

    Zone 2

    • Soft needles, whitish, 2" cones of a brown-black color.
    • Grows 15-20' tall, and 3-5' wide.(small tree)
    • Specimin tree for distinct columnar form, making it a very formal and expensive tree.
  4. Picea omorika

    Serbian Spruce

    Zone 4

    • Rounder needles than the common spruce, green topside, blue bottomsided needles, small dark cones that have more rounded seed covering unlike the common spruce. Grows 50-60' tall and 20-30' wide (large tree)
    • Desired for the differing in color especially when used as a wind break, since the wind moves the branches.
  5. Picea orientalis

    Oriental Spruce

    Zone 4

    • Small short needles, feels kind of like a brush, dark black green needles, cones are dark brown and are purple in the spring.
    • Grows 50-60' tall and 20-30' wide (large tree)
    • Desired for purple cones in spring and dark rich color.
  6. Picea pungens

    Colorado spruce

    Zone 2

    • Needles taste pungent, cones grow on upper third of the tree, conical shape, 1" stiff sharp needles, like most spruce, the needles are squarish, small 4-6" yellowish brown cones.
    • Grows 30-60' tall and 20-30' wide (med.-large{medium mostly})
    • Desired as a background tree or as a wind break.
  7. Picea pungens var. glauca

    Colorado blue spruce

    Zone 2

    • Needles taste pungent, cones grow on upper third, conical shape, 1" stiff sharp needles. Silvery blue color.
    • Grows 30-60' tall and 20-30' wide (med. tree)
    • Desired mostly for color, and as a good background/windbreak tree.
  8. Picea abies

    Norway spruce

    Zone 2

    • Grows 40-60 ft. tall and 20-30 ft. wide (considered to be a large tree)
    • Softer small needles, large 8-12" inch cones that start growing about half way up the tree. More open and airy than the Colorado spruce.
  9. Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

    Birds nest spruce

    Zone 2

    • Height and Spread 3-6'
    • Likes partial shade, its habit is a dense spreading broadplant, with a slight depression in the middle. Produces no cones, and is compact.
  10. Picea abies 'Repens'

    Creeping Norway Spruce

    Zone 2

    • Wide spreading with a build up in the center. Branches at 45 degree angles, could be a ground cover, but is expensive.
    • Grows 3-6' tall and spreads 5-10'
  11. Picea glauca 'Conica'

    Dwarf Albeta Spruce

    Zone 4

    Small, dense, cone shaped, and short tiny needles. Burns easily, so best to plant on east side, specimin tree for shape and slow growing habit. Super dense and tight.
  12. Picea omorika 'Pendula'

    Weeping Serbian spruce

    Zone 4

    all branches weep, grows 20-30 ft. tall and 3-5 ft. wide, rounder needles with a blue underside, small dark cones. Specimin tree for weeping habit and unique coloring.
  13. Picea glauca 'Densata'

    Black hills spruce

    Zone 2

    Dense tight growth, deep color, grows 20-40 ft tall and 20 ft. wide, has same needle structure as colorado spruce and same bitter taste.
  14. Picea pungens procumbens

    Creeping blue spruce

    Zone 2

    Low spreading, grows to be 12 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide, and same needle construction as Colorado blue spruce.
  15. Picea pungens 'Hoopsii"

    Hoopsii blue spruce

    Zone 2

    Very light blue- the bluest of the blues. Has longer needles than the common blue spruce. Grows 20-30 ft. tall, and 10-15 ft. wide.
  16. Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

    Fat Albert blue spruce

    Zone 2

    Colorado blue spruce needles and grows 15 ft high and 15 ft. wide making for a small fat tree.
  17. Picea pungens 'Montgomery'

    Montgomery blue spuce

    Zone 2

    Also same composition as blue spruce. grows to be very small 8 ft. tall and 7 ft. wide
  18. Picea pungens 'Iseli Foxtail'

    Foxtail blue spruce

    Zone 2

    Mutation on Colorado blue spruce, long needles in back and small in the front of the candle growth. Grows 20-30 ft. tall, and 5-10 ft. wide.

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