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CONIFERS Ginkgo thru Picea
Spring 2011
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Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'

Ginkgo biloba 'Jehosephat'

Ginkgo biloba 'Marikin'

Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'

Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Ginkgo biloba 'Spring Grove'

Ginkgo biloba 'Spring Grove'

Ginkgo biloba 'Todd's Dwarf'

Ginkgo biloba 'Todd's Dwarf'

Juniperus x media 'Old Gold'

Juniperus squmata 'Blue Star'

Juniperus squmata 'Blue Star'

Juniperus communis 'Compressa'

Juniperus communis 'Gold Coin'

Larix kaempferi

larix decidua 'Jacobson's Pyramid'

Larix gmelinii var olgensis 'Romberg Park'

Larix kaempferi

Larix kaempferi 'Diana'

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'White Spot'

Microbiota decussata

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Picea abies 'Pendula'

Picea brachytyla

Picea breweriana 'Hexenbesen Wustemeyer'

Picea glauca 'AlbertGlobe'

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Picea glauca 'Sander's Blue'

Picea glauca 'Sander's Blue'

Picea marianan 'Nana'

Picea marianan 'Nana'

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Picea pungens 'The Blues'

   

GINKGO - MAIDENHAIR TREE — Transplants and establishes easily although they can be slow growing at first. Tolerates most soil conditions but much prefers deep, loose and sandy, moderately moist conditions, and likes full sun.

60960 Ginkgo biloba — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-9) A picturesque and ancient tree with most striking leaf and form. Pyramidal and open branched when young, the tree broadens with age and holds massive branches. Long stems hold the distinctive fan shaped light green leaves, held alternately or in clusters of 3 to 5. Ginkgo’s are known for their brilliant yellow fall color. 2-3’ $24.95

The following are male forms unless otherwise noted:

60961 Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ — This tree is slow growing at first, eventually reaches a conical shape of about 40’ x 30’. Considered one of the best larger Ginkgos for form, size, and wonderful glowing yellow fall color. If you are in doubt about which one to buy, this is the one! 1-2’ $15.95

NEW 61021 Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ — A new introduction, Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ has leaves which emerge in spring as a lovely golden-yellow, gradually darkening later in summer to a somewhat variegated white and green. In the autumn the leaves turn butter yellow before falling. A shrub form to 13’. 1-2’ $43.95

NEW 61137 Ginkgo biloba ‘Bernheim Broom’ — A shrubby variety that will grow to about 8’ x 10’. As with the species, great fall color. The birds should adore this plant as they really like my dwarf Ginkgos. 1-2’ $32.95

NEW 61138 Ginkgo biloba ‘Broom with Tubes’ — DWARF. As named this small plant has varied leaf types from nearly flat to curled or rolled tubes. Several other dwarf Ginkgos have varied leaf types, but not to the extent that this variety exhibits. 1-2’ $41.95

NEW 61139 Ginkgo biloba ‘Canopy’ — Umbrella shaped, this full sized tree should be pruned to a single trunk when young. 1-2’ $27.95

60962 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chase Manhattan’ — DWARF. A very slow grower with small dark green leaves which are often cupped upright. Small branches are closely spaced. The stature and leaf size of the plant suggests a tree 10-15% the size of the species; around 3’ tall. A true miniature for the rock garden. 6-12" $29.95

60979 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chi-Chi’ — Also know as ‘Tschi Tschi’ but probably named for the unusual growths found on mature Ginkgos called chi-chis. This is a dense, multi-stemmed, shrubby tree that grows in a fanlike shape. It is a fruitless dwarf that will rarely exceed 4-5’. Very good choice! 6-12" $27.95, 1-2’ $39.95

60822 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chris’ Dwarf’ — DWARF. Reportedly one of the best dwarf Ginkgos on the market at this time, with a more upright habit and numerous slender branches it has a tendency to be more regular in shape. The tiny leaves do not exceed the size of a quarter and are very dense on the plant. May eventually reach 6’ but growth rate is around 4’’ a year. Excellent for bonsai or the rock garden. 1-2’ $29.95, 2-3’ $35.95

60963 Ginkgo biloba ‘Eastern Star’ — A female variety that’s very productive and easy to grow. Bears abundant crops of large, sweet nuts. This one is a Chinese selection. 4-5’ $59.95

60743 Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ — An outstanding upright columnar form that as it matures becomes a distinctive structural form to 35 th 50’. Typical bright green color in the summer and a glowing golden yellow in the fall. Slow growing but worth the time invested. 1-2’ $29.95

60937 Ginkgo biloba ‘Geisha’ — FEMALE. An new introduction from Japan, Geisha™ produces heavy crops of large, richly-flavored nuts. Geisha™ is also very attractive with long pendulous branches and dark green foliage which turns lemon-yellow in the fall. 2-3’ $39.95, 3-4’ $49.95

NEW 61022 Ginkgo biloba ‘Girard’s Spreader’ — Fast growing with a low horizontal habit. 2-3’ $35.95

NEW 61140 Ginkgo biloba ‘Gnome’ — Found as a chance seedling at Commercial Nursery, near Nashville, Tennessee, US. Very compact and a very full head. Leaves smaller than the species. 1-2’ $29.95

60798 Ginkgo biloba ’Green Pagoda’ —Upright conical growth with a tight branching habit this tree is excellent for bonsai. Also good for the formal garden its habit gives it the appearance of being sheared without the work! 1-2’ $34.95

60966 Ginkgo biloba ‘Gresham’ — Has a wide spreading branch habit that is perfectly horizontal. Found by Dan Hinkley growing in front of a high school in Gresham Oregon. Will slowly grow to 35’ with a 40’ spread. 5-6’ $119.95

60967 Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’ — DWARF. Has a vase shaped dwarf growth habit to about 3’. The foliage is indeed jade green and grows in clusters. The fall yellow colors are creamy. 2-3’ $34.95

60943 Ginkgo biloba ‘Jehosephat’ — This is a rare dwarf that has a normal size leaf and is very full and dense. Even when very small it says "Look at Me, aren’t I cute!" 1-2’ $74.95

60785 Ginkgo biloba ‘Long March’® —Upright growing, female is cultivated for heavy crops of tasty nuts. 4-5’ $65.95

60968 Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’ — Uniform and upright, with a narrow pyramidal growth habit, reaching 50’ with a 15’ spread. 2-3’ $35.95

NEW 60984 Ginkgo biloba ‘Majestic Butterfly’ — An upright deciduous tree with spectacular green, white and yellow variegation. Each leaf has a varying amount of variegation, but the overall effect is stunning. Arose as a sport on ‘Jade Butterflies’. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 7’ tall x 2-3’ wide in 10 years. Hardy to -30 degrees. 1-2’ $41.95

60799 Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ —Compact form of Ginkgo with a pendulous habit. It should be staked in youth for a taller plant. 1-2’ $35.95, 3-4’ $49.95

60969 Ginkgo biloba ‘Pendula’— The weeping character of this tree is not as clearly defined as with other weeping trees. The branches do have a more horizontal character than the species. 5-6’ $99.95, 6-7’ $119.95

NEW 61141 Ginkgo biloba ‘Ross Moore’ — This cultivar was found by Ross Moore, Moore’s Natives, Lenoir, North Carolina who found it in a clients’ landscape. It is strongly weeping, unlike the other ‘Pendulous’ forms in the trade that are merely horizontal at best. They also exhibit the excellent golden-yellow fall color typical of the species. The ultimate height is anyone’s guess. 10-15’?? The sex? Again, anyone’s guess. 1-2’ $41.95

60699 Ginkgo biloba ‘Salem Lady’ — When this female is pollinated, she produces a heavy yield of almond sized, orange nuts with a thin shell that are considered a delicacy when roasted! Selected in Salem, Oregon. 6-7’ $139.95

60975 Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’ — A variety with dense symmetrical branching. Will grow 40’ x 30’ especially bred for a broad canopy making it the best of the genus for a shade tree. 4-5’ $79.95

60976 Ginkgo biloba ‘Shangri-La’® — Has an excellent compact growth habit with a dense full crown and a broad pyramidal outline. Branches when young. 2-3’ $34.95

60977 Ginkgo biloba ‘Spring Grove’— DWARF. A compact, rounded form, discovered as a ‘witches’ broom’ in Ohio. One of the nicest of the small Ginkgos! 1-2’ $29.95, 2-3’ $45.95

NEW 61023 Ginkgo biloba ‘Sunstream’— This is a Handy Nursery introduction that is variegated form with irregularly streaked yellow and green foliage that is considered more stable than many of the other variegated varieties. 1-2’ $59.95

60978 Ginkgo biloba ‘Thelma’— New foliage is small and deeply fimbriated, then enlarges from the leaf base and forms a semi-tubular, or cup shaped mature leaf with divided edges. Different and very nice. There is still confusion about how large this plant will grow. We feel sure it will grow more than the 6’ by 6’ we thought at first. 1-2’ $25.95

NEW 60806 Ginkgo biloba ‘Todd’s Dwarf’ — DWARF. (Syn. Todd, Todd’s WB) This compact form will reach 4’ in 10 years. 1-2’ $27.95

NEW 61142 Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’ — A dwarf deciduous tree recently introduced from Europe. Can be grown as a dense ball, or staked into a full pyramidal tree. Leaves are cute, small and rounded, and deep green in color. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 2.5’ tall x 2’ wide, if staked, in 10 years. 1-2’ $42.95

60980 Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubiforme’ — DWARF. A small, multistemmed cultivar with interesting funnel shaped leaves . 3-4’ $44.95

60982 Ginkgo biloba ‘WB’ — DWARF. Originated as a witch’s broom. It is just a little ball of beautiful green foliage. Grows about 2-4" per year. 6-12" $29.95, 3-4’ $49.95

JUNIPERUS - JUNIPER

Juniperus chinensis - Chinese Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) Typically this is an erect, slender, conical tree but can sometimes be quite bushy. The bark is a nice gray-brown and peels off in thin strips. Growth rate is slow to medium and tree forms will eventually reach 50-60’ tall depending on the cultivar. Specific cultivars are used as ground covers, foundation plants, sheared hedges, and screens, as well as for specimens, mass-plantings and bonsai.

60053 Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku’ — One of the most desired plants for bonsai. Its needles and growth configuration are perfect for this use. It has fine threadlike foliage, very smooth to the touch and lacking in juvenile leaf. Grows to 28" wide by 12" high. 1-2’ $19.95

Juniperus communis - Common Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-8) Grows only to about 15’ tall and about as wide. This conifer will be a medium- sized tree with spreading branches, sometimes even prostrate. The bark is reddish brown and peels off in sheets. Tolerant of most soils and adaptable to a wide variety of climatic conditions.

60283 Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’ — MINIATURE. Replica of the Irish Juniper, it grows only 2" a year and reaches an ultimate height of 3-4’. Dense, tiny, green juvenile leaves on a perfect little column. Because of its slow growth, great for even the smallest rock garden and most effective when planted in groups of three or more. Always in demand! 1-2’ $24.95, 2-3’ $39.95

60407 Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ — MINIATURE. This upright growing column has a slow growth habit. The dense branches hold stiff needles of bright golden-yellow which turn ever so slightly upwards at the ends. 6-12" $24.95

60911 Juniperus communis ‘Golden Schnapps’ — An upright conical habit that will be 6’ by 3’ in 10 years with nice fresh yellow foliage shaded over light green. 2-3’ $29.95

NEW 60409 Juniperus communis ‘Sentinel’ — Hardier and faster growing than ‘Compressa’. Silver, steel like foliage covers branches that grow in a narrow column. Formerly known as ‘Pencil Point’. Will grow 3-6" a year with a mature height of 10’. 1-2’ $25.95

Juniperus horizontalis - Creeping Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) Growing to only 2’ tall and with up to a 10’ spread, these shrubs have long, trailing branches. Very adaptable and will withstand hot, dry, sunny locations. Can be used for slopes and ground covers.

60592 Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ — This juniper originates from Mt. Desert Island in Maine, where it can be found in rocky crevices. Fern like, bluish-green foliage has a purple cast in the winter. The main branches are completely procumbent, including the tips, and will take root. A low-growing, wide spreading juniper. 6-12" $9.95

Juniperus x media — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Believed to be hybrids between Juniperus chinensis and J. sabina, these are a group of flat topped, spreading shrubs that will generally get only 4’ in height and spread to about 10’. The branches form very graceful horizontal tiers.

60590 Juniperus x media ‘Old Gold’ — Very compact. New growth is golden-yellow that will become bronzy-gold and holds that color all year, even through the winter. 6-12" $9.95

61006 Juniperus x media ‘Sea Green’ — An upright, spreading, vase shaped plant 6 to -8’ with fine textured bright green foliage. Good either as a specimen or a hedge. 6-12" $12.95

NEW 60509 Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’ - Japanese Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7) Also found as J. chinensis depending on source. This plant is smaller and denser than the species, becoming 1’ tall and 4’ wide in 10 years. The branches are densely padded with erect, short shoots and broad leaves, giving it a fine carpet appearance. 6-12" $16.95

Juniperus sabina- Savin Juniper — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7)

NEW 60683 Juniperus sabina ‘Tamarisicifolia New Blue’ — This plant offers the strongest blue foliage and grows at a moderate rate. Can be used as a specimen plant or as a large scale ground cover. 18" tall with a spread of 8 to 10’. 1-2’ $12.95

60262 Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’ - Rocky Mountain Juniper — (USDA Zones 3-8) This is one of the narrowest conifers around, only 2’ wide and 15’ tall. It is quite blue and quoting Michael Dirr "reminds [one] of a blue rocket sitting on a launching pad." Rapid growing, it makes an excellent hedge which requires no pruning to keep it narrow. Other uses would be as an accent point in the garden with its strong vertical lines. 2-3’ $29.95, 4-5’ $39.95, 5-6’ $49.95

Juniperus squamata - Flaky Juniper — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Many cultivars exist in this very variable group. They are dwarf, generally low growing or prostrate, but apparently some forms can be trained as a small tree. Very adaptable, tolerant of dry soils but not suited to the moisture and heat of the Southeast.

60063 Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’ — DWARF. This is probably the best of the blue junipers. It is slow growing yet vigorous enough to hold its own in a weed patch. The interesting star shape, dainty, steel blue foliage is beautiful. Low growing and excellent for rock gardens or mass planting. Stands sun, wind, drought and cold and achieves a height of 3’ with greater spread over time. 3-6" $9.95, 6-12" $12.95

60990 Juniperus squamata ‘Loderi’ — ‘Loderi’ is a lovely blue green upright, dense plant that grows to 5’ in 10 years. Often suggested for plant a miniature forest. 1-2’ $15.95

61007 Juniperus squamata ‘Meyeri’ — ‘This strong growing bushy form was found in cultivation in China. Its’ striking rich silvery blue foliage makes it a standout in any garden spot. In winter the color is even more intence. It will reach 20’ at maturity. 2-3’ $19.95

LARIX - LARCH

Larix decidua - European or Common Larch — (-30°F, USDA Zones 3-7) The Larix is one of the few conifers that is not evergreen; the needles first turn an enchanting golden yellow then drop in the fall exposing the twiggy, heavily branched structure. It forms a tall, graceful tree with a conical, though sometimes artistically irregular top. The bark is warm gray, with vertical cracks. Larches are glorious in groups, reminiscent of visits to the mountains in the fall where great groves wend their way through a steep canyon.

NEW 61085 Larix decidua ‘Little Bogle’ — DWARF. Aa upright deciduous form of the European Larch with short, rich green needles and irregular twisted branches. Unusual for a dwarf of witch’s broom origin, ‘Little Bogle’ forms a central leader. reaching 6 feet in 10 years. It was introduced by Yamina Rare Plants in Australia about 1990. Hardy to -50 degrees. 6-12" $16.95

60069 Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ — Unusual and beautiful, our form of this tree has exaggerated, pendulous branches reaching to the ground in a tight cascade. The soft textured needles are slightly glaucous and darker green on top. Can grow to 70’ in height. Give it good moisture in a well drained and sunny location. Doesn’t like shade. Not often available and highly desired by those who see our lovely specimen plant! 2-3’ $49.95, 3-4’ $69.95

Larix gmelinii var. olgensis - Olga Bay Larch — (-50oF, USDA Zones 2-8) ‘Olgensis’ originates from the area near Olga Bay, NE of Vladivostock, Russia. Therefore, it will indeed tolerate cold conditions. Sickle shaped leaves ½-¾" drop late. Dense branchlets are reddish-brown.

60623 Larix gmelinii var. olgensis ‘Romberg Park’ — DWARF. Very bright green leaves. Round, flat bun. 6" tall by 16" wide in 10 years. Neat rock garden plant for its autumn gold. 6-12" $16.95

60268 Larix kaempferi - Japanese Larch — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Syn. L. leptolepis. Needles are light, bluish-green, and give an enjoyable display of yellows in autumn, before dropping for the winter. Different from the European Larch in that it has purple-red winter shoots. A hardy, fast-growing plant that grows to 70’ in height and about 40’ in width. This larch enjoys a sunny position to achieve best form. 2-3’ $25.95, 3-4’ $35.95, 5-6’ $59.95

60408 Larix kaempferi ‘Blue Rabbit’ — Here is growth of an amazing 12-16" a year. It has blue needles and an upright, columnar growth habit. Rare in cultivation. 2-3’ $35.95

NEW 61086 Larix kaempferi ‘Blue Sparkler’ — A dense, broadly-upright, dwarf deciduous conifer with sparkling blue needles. Makes quite a statement in the spring and summer garden, then turns gold in the fall. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 3’ tall x 2.5’ wide in 10 years. Hardy to -60 degrees. 6-12" $49.95

60061 Larix kaempferi ‘Diana’ — A very rare fast growing form of the Japanese larch with interesting, contorted branches that will probably grow to 20’. 2-3’ $35.95

60991 Larix kaempferi ‘Jacobsen’s Pyramid’ — Compact upright form with ascending branches to about 13’. Bright green. 2-3’ $39.95

Larix laricina - American Larch — (-50°F, USDA Zones 2-8) This is the most widespread Larch across North America. It’s pretty slow growing, medium textured and will eventually grow to 60-80’ tall. The foliage is bluish-green and turns yellow in the autumn. Prefers moist, well drained, acid soils and does not tolerate shade or pollution. Excellent planted in groves.

NEW 61087 Larix laricina ‘Deborah Waxman’ — An upright dwarf form, this seedling selection of American Larch has ascending branches that exhibit light, blue-green needles through the growing season. Showy, rosy flowers appear in spring, and fall brings on a display of coppery gold. Found in a trial bed at the University of Connecticut and selected by Dr. Sydney Waxman. 6-12" $16.95

NEW 61118 Larix laricina ‘Girard’s Nana’ — DWARF. A broom of irregular growing habit with the branches resisting the compact and tidy. Overall it has an upright aspect. 6-12" $32.95

60608 Larix laricina ‘Lanarck’ — DWARF. This variety has yellow stems and rich green foliage. Leaves come out perpendicular to the stems. Forms a round ball of about 4’ in 15 years. 6-12" $24.95

60419 Larix laricina ‘Newport Beauty #9’ — Extremely hardy and vigorous, this is a globe form on a standard. Faster growing than some dwarfs, gaining between 2-4" a year. 6-12" $24.95

60060 Larix x marschlinsii ‘Varied Directions’ — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-9) Often seen as L. decidua ‘Varied Directions’. This most interesting hybrid developed by Dr. Sid Waxman has been described as L. x marschlinii by Jeff D. Bowman of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in an article titled, "Plants & Garden News," Volume 16, Number 4, Winter 2001." Branches are both spreading and arching. It will grow wider than tall. This is a vigorous growing shrub with branches that angle off in various directions, eventually arching down. A fine garden specimen! Green in spring, golden in autumn and with artistically intricate branching for winter appeal. 2-3’ $29.95, 3-4’ $39.95

Larix sibirica - Siberian Larch — (-50°F, USDA Zones 1-5) Syn. L. russica. This is a conical-shaped Larch that is extremely hardy. Native to NE Europe, Siberia and China. Rust-brown bark and bright yellow to yellowish-gray shoots, hairy when young. The bright green leaves are narrow and have 2 white bands underneath. Mature height ranges from 30-100’ and about 15’ wide.

60610 Larix sibirica ‘Conica’ — This is a semidwarf compact variety of the Siberian Larch. Grows a little slower than the species and will eventually reach 20’. Bears red cones and turns the traditional yellow in the fall. 2-3’ $32.95

METASEQUOIA

60070 Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-9) This beautiful, deciduous tree, known to have been native to the Northwest through fossil records, was thought to have been extinct world wide until a specimen was found in a Chinese temple in the 1940’s. It has a graceful conical growth habit with flattened leaves that appear feathery and plume like. In late spring fresh new foliage appears a bright green turning a rich golden to rusty bronze in the fall. Height in 10 years, 12-15’ but ultimate height is 100’ with a 25’ spread. This prehistoric plant attains best color in full sun. Beautiful tree and an excellent conversation piece. 2-3’ $29.95, 5-6’ $59.95

NEW 60823 Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Little Giant’ — This variety of the Giant Redwood is perfect for those who want everything in their 1 acre or less garden. Mature height at 10-15’ this small tree is an excellent representation of its full-sized relative. 4-5’ $35.95, 5-6’ $49.95

60657 Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Sheridan Spire’ — This is a narrow, columnar, upright selection, contrary to the species, with limbs that head straight upward instead of out. Bright green foliage and good fall color. Ultimate height is 60 feet. 4-5’ $44.95

60916 Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘White Spot’— A variegated form of Dawn Redwood. All leaves are green but have splashes of pure white through out. It grows about 1’ a year and likes full sun. Unusual. 4-5’ $44.95

PICEA - SPRUCE

Picea abies - Norway Spruce — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-8) Pyramidal habit with pendulous branchlets, this conifer will reach 100’ in height with a 40’ spread. Fast grower in youth, it can grow to 75’ in 50 years. For best growth, give it moderately moist, sandy, acidic, well drained soil. Prefers a cool climate but likes full sun. Make sure young plants have adequate moisture.

60832 Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana’ — (-40oF, USDA zones 3-8) Thee dwarf cultivar of Norway Spruce. We say ‘Thee’, it was the first dwarf Norway spruce ever recorded and planted in Ireland in 1798. The original plant is still alive. Upright conical plant with green leaves. Full sun. 1-2’ $29.95

60410 Picea abies ‘Cupressina’ — This is a columnar form of the Norway spruce. It grows 6-12" a year. At 16’ it will measure only 3’ wide. Fits beautifully in that tight garden space that needs a tall evergreen. 1-2’ $35.95

NEW 61088 Picea abies ‘Echiniformis’ — DWARF. A tidy cushion of dense dark green foliage is commonly called the ‘Hedgehog Spruce’. The common name refers to the stiff and prickly needles. It is an old form often confused with others such as Picea abies ‘Gregoryana Veitchii’. It has been known since the late 1800’s, and supposedly was a German selection. 6-12" $15.95

NEW 61089 Picea abies ‘Elwangeriana’ — DWARF. This is an irregular upright form of the Norway Spruce, with large dark green needles compacted together on stout ascending branches. The original was discovered around 1890 and is/was located in Highland Park, Rochester, NY. Zone3. 6-12" $15.95

60918 Picea abies ‘Fritsche’— DWARF. Light to bright green, flat, round ball to 1’ by 3’. It grows from 2-3" a year. It was found as a witches’ broom in the Czech Republic. Color and texture goes well with perennials. 6-12" $24.95

NEW 60576 Picea abies ‘Frohburg’ — This is a green needled, vigorous, upright when staked, pendulous weeper. It grows 6-12" per year. 6-12" $16.95

NEW 61153 Picea abies ‘Gold Drift’ — Butter yellow foliage on this versatile plant. Stake this weeping variety to the desired height or let it grow as a ground cover or draped over a wall or rock. Plant in full sun, but in hotter areas give it some protection when young. Once established it shouldn’t burn. 1-2’ $21.95

60887 Picea abies ‘Hillside Upright’— A narrow upright with contorted branches and dark green foliage. Main leader is very thick and side limbs are short. It will be 8’ high and 2’ wide in about 10 years. Interesting. 6-12" $32.95

NEW 61090 Picea abies ‘HornibrookII’ — DWARF. A low spreading form found by M. Hornibrook in 1937. It is a broad shrub to 3’ wide with horizontal flattened branching that piles up. 6-12" $13.95

NEW 61091 Picea abies ‘Kamon’ — DWARF. We don’t know much about this Europian variety, but that it is a good green dwarf that was found as a witches broom. It is broadly conical. 6-12" $13.95

61037 Picea abies ‘Konojecky’ — This is new to us. We will describe this as we get more information. 6-12" $24.95

60072 Picea abies ‘Little Gem’ — MINIATURE. This sport of ‘Nidiformis’ certainly has the right name. It has super neat, tiny, short needles and very slow growing, ½-1" a year. A desirable plant for any garden. 3-6" $15.95, 6-12" $25.95

NEW 61092 Picea abies ‘Loreley’ — A slow growing pendulous variety that was introduced in 1975 by Grootendorst and Sons Nursery of Boskoop, Holland. Good dark green color with light green new growth and fine needles. 6-12" $15.95

NEW 61093 Picea abies ‘Minima’ — DWARF. A very slow growing compact plant to 18" x 2’. Hardy to Zone 3. Introduces in 1986. 6-12" $15.95

60149 Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’ - Bird’s Nest Spruce — Semierect branches curve outward from the center of this cute little plant causing a depression in the top, hence the name Bird’s Nest. A dense, low mounding plant, ideal for rock gardens and containers as well as regular garden use. In 10 years it will grow approximately 10" tall and over twice as wide. Ultimate height is 3-6’. 6-12" $19.95

60150 Picea abies ‘Pendula’ - Weeping Norway Spruce — The graceful flowing lines of this tree make it very desirable. If left untrained, its branches will trail along the ground. It’s excellent for cascading over walls and ledges. It also could be staked to its desired height and allowed to weep to the ground. It grows 6-12" a year making a beautiful specimen for your favorite spot. 2-3’ $29.95

60475 Picea abies ‘Pumila’ — DWARF. A form with lower branches that are procumbent and spreading, while the upper branches are more upright. Bright, grass-green needles arranged synergically are accented by the bright orange buds. Growth rate is about 1" per year with a mature height of 3-4½’. 1-2’ $19.95

NEW 61094 Picea abies ‘Rothenhaus’ — A very straight tree with weeping branches. Plant sends up main leader on its own. No need to stake. Leaves green. Can grow 3 ft. a year. One in the Czech Botanical garden 45 ft. tall. 6-12" $15.95

60614 Picea abies ‘St. James’ — MINIATURE. A delightful bun-shaped mounding plant. Slow grower. Light green needles. Noticeably red buds in spring. 3-6" $29.95

NEW 61095 Picea abies ‘Vassar Broom’ — DWARF. A nicely behaved compact form with small leaves. Good textural interest. 6-12" $15.95

60658 Picea abies ‘Will’s Zwerg’ — DWARF. A very compact, conical, upright growing tree with bright green foliage. Slow growing, 2-3" a year. Very nice green selection. 6-12" $29.95

Picea bicolor — (-50°F, USDA Zones 2-8) In the ongoing taxonomic debate, we have once again changed the way we list this spruce. Previously, following the example of Hortus III, it was listed as P. alcoquiana var. alcoquiana . Now the World Conifer Data Pool has released a new checklist endorsing the use of P. bicolor . A tight, pyramidal conifer, the needles are green above with blue underneath. Possibly this is where the name bicolor originated. It is a beautiful, large growing conifer that is not commonly seen. This is something different for your garden, taxonomically correct or not.

60067 Picea bicolor ‘Howell’s Dwarf’ - Alcock’s Spruce — Rounded and spreading with enchanting little purple cones that really stand out on the blue-green foliage. Slowly growing to 4’ tall and 6’ across in 15 years. 1-2’ $39.95

60424 Picea brachytyla - Northern Sargent Spruce — (-20°F, USDA Zones 5-8) A tall growing Chinese native that is as beautiful as it is hardy. A strong trunk with red-brown, furrowed bark supports long, horizontal branches which are slightly ascending at the tips. Each branch is covered with thickened needles which appear green above and white below. A stately tree for any open area. 3-4’ $44.95

Picea breweriana - Brewer’s Weeping Spruce — (-20°F, USDA Zones 5-8) To quote Hillier’s Manual of Trees & Shrubs, "Perhaps the most beautiful of all spruces. There are few more breathtaking sights than a fine specimen of this spruce with its curtained branches, rising like a majestic green fountain." What else can we say?

NEW 60716 Picea breweriana ‘Hexenbesen Wustemeyer’ — Grown from a witch’s broom found by W. Wustemeyer in 1978 in Germany. This is the only Picea breweriana cultivar listed in The World Checklist of Conifers. The Checklist even suggests that a better name should be found. 1-2’ $44.95

Picea glauca - White Spruce — (-50°F, USDA Zones 2-7) A stately, elegant spruce. When peeled back, the thin and flaky bark exposes layers of silvery smooth new bark. The tree is broad and dense when young, but matures into a fairly narrow, dense spire reaching into the sky. Grows to 60’ tall and 20’ wide.

60081 Picea glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’ — We have two long rows of these planted many years ago bordering a walk. People comment about them, saying how beautiful they are and asking how often we have to trim them to keep the conical shape. The answer is that they aren’t trimmed but naturally grow to a tight conical shape. The needles are short and the plant is very dense-growing. 6-12" $15.95, 1-2’ $29.95, 2-3’ $35.95

V61119 Picea glauca ‘Elf’ — DWARF. This Alberta-type gem grows extremely slowly and forms a dense globe with short, fine needles that emerge blue-green in spring. Ideal for rock garden, trough or miniature railroad. A witch’s broom found on Picea glauca ‘Conica’. 6-12" $49.95

60717 Picea glauca ‘Gnome’ — DWARF. This is another plant from a mutation on ‘Albertina Conica’. It was found in Vancouver Island, BC Canada. Very compact and nice. 6-12" $49.95

NEW 60540 Picea glauca ‘Gold Tip’ — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7) This unique and showy Alberta spruce displays golden tips on the second flush of growth in summer. 1-2’ $21.95

61061 Picea glauca ‘Hudsoni’ — A slow-growing, dense, upright evergreen conifer with short blue needles. Small pointed cones can be ornamental., Perfers full sun in well-drained soil. 6’ tall by 4’ widein 10 years. 1-2’ $44.95

NEW 61120 Picea glauca ‘Humpty Dumpty’ — DWARF, The habit of this extremely dense, Alberta-type plant explains it name: short and plump, kind of egg-shaped, like Humpty Dumpty. With nearly equal base width and height, it forms an almost perfect pyramid that is only two-thirds the size of ‘Conica.’ Found as a witch’s broom and introduced by Iseli Nursery. 6-12" $49.95

61009 Picea glauca ‘Laurin’ — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7) MINIATURE. This variety his short needles of dark green and is a cone shaped mutation of ‘Albertina Conica’. 2’ x 1’ in ten years. Very cute. 1-2’ $21.95

60705 Picea glauca ‘Pendula’ — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-7) This makes a fine weeping plant that is not as prostrate as other Piceas. A much admired specimen with blue-green foliage. 6-12" $24.95, 2-3’ $35.95, 3-4’ $142.95

60304 Picea glauca ‘Pixie’ — MINIATURE. This popular white spruce is a compact pyramidal plant. ‘Pixie’ is a miniature form of ‘Albertiana Conica,’ growing only ¼-¾" a year. 6-12" $24.95

60297 Picea glauca ‘Sander’s Fastigiata’ — A straight-sided form of ‘Alberta Conica,’ originating from Boring, Oregon. It is a tight, narrow, upright plant whose little blue needles prefer full sun and love to show off among other plants. 1-2’ $39.95

60920 Picea glauca ‘Short n Sweet’ — DWARF. A very dwarf sport of Picea glauca ‘Conica’, that seems to grow faster as a young plant and then show down, but in 25 years it at times 4 1/2’ high by 5 1/2’ wide. Aptly named. 6-12" $15.95

60354 Picea koyamai - Koyama Spruce — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) An exceedingly rare species found on the island of Honshu. Only several hundred trees are left in the wild, and it is as rare in cultivation. It is close to Picea abies and is a small, upright, cone shaped tree. Very attractive in the garden. 3-6" $32.95

Picea mariana - Black spruce (-50°F, USDA Zones 3-7)

NEW 61025 Picea mariana ‘Auraovariegata’ — A very narrow and extremely hardy cultivar with blue-green needles that have gold tips when young. 6-12" $15.95

61062 Picea mariana ‘Blue Tear Drop’ — A compact evergreen conifer with short light blue needles. Forms a dense bush as the name suggests in a "tear drop"form. Perfers full sun in well-drained soil. 4’ by 2’ wide in 10 years. 6-12" $29.95

60719 Picea mariana ‘Ericoides’ — MINIATURE. This adorable little black spruce tolerates wet sites. It has narrow, bluish foliage, with a rounded, uniform habit. This is one that every garden should have! 6-12" $14.95

60328 Picea mariana ‘Nana’ — MINIATURE. A very slow growing, dense spruce with blue-green needles. Mound-forming tidy grower that always makes my "10 Best Conifer List." 6-12" 15.95

Picea omorika - Serbian Spruce — (-30°F, USDA Zone 4-8) Preferring cold winters, this magnificent tree has a narrow, columnar habit capable of reaching 100’. Bark is orange-brown to purple-brown, cracking and flaking in fine plates. This might be considered one of the best spruce for use in eastern U.S. gardens.

NEW 61046 Picea omorika ‘Bruns’ — A very narrow, 14 ft (4 m) tall and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide in 10 years, foliage light green and light blue. Give full sun in a deep rich soil, moist and well-drained. A splendid variety that has the added advantage that deer don’t like it. 6-12" $15.95, 1-2’ $24.95

NEW 61121 Picea omorika ‘Fronleiten’ — Upright growing with short, steel blue needles each in its own place. A very regular plant habit. Not sure of its size yet, but outstanding color and form. 6-12" $32.95

NEW 61122 Picea omorika ‘Gnom’ — MINIATURE. Green above and white below, the two-tone needles are typical of the species, but this plant is unique with its gnome-like stature. From a wide, rounded base, layers of dense branches slowly taper to a point at the top. 2’ X 1’. Texture, color and form work together to give ‘Gnom’ a pleasing appearance that deserves use as a focal point. 6-12" $49.95

60921 Picea omorika ‘Gunther’ — DWARF. Selected as a witches’ broom from Horstmann Nursery. Later named after Gunther Horstmann this will grow about 2" a year to a 2’ by 2’ plant with a mounding habit and nice blue-green foliage. BBBBBBB

60372 Picea omorika ‘Nana’ — DWARF. Needle configuration is similar to that of its big brother, but that’s where it stops. Growth habit is very compact and dense. It grows at a rate of 2-4" a year, reaching a height of only 4-5’ at maturity. Horizontal branching. 6-12" $24.95, ON STANDARD $19.95

60482 Picea omorika ‘Pimoko’ — MINIATURE. This unusual plant is a small, flat topped P. omorika. It is smaller than ‘Nana’ and has much nicer foliage. Grows 1-1½" per year. 3-6" $24.95, 6-12" $29.95

NEW 61038 Picea omorika ‘White Tops’ — A dwarf upright with white foliage for Spring flush. Plant irregular with blue green foliage. Plant grows 6 inches a year. Plant hard to figure out at this time. 1-2’ $35.95

61063 Picea omorika ‘Wodan’ — MINIATURE. A small evergreen jewel with a plump pyramidal shape. Needles are blue-green with silvery undersides. Prefers full sun and a well-drained soil. 24" by 20" in 10 years. 1-2’ $49.95

Picea orientalis - Oriental Spruce — (-30°F, USDA Zones 4-8) Grows to 60’ in height, usually within 60 years, but ultimate height can be 120’. A compact, narrow pyramid with branching that is usually horizontal and even pendulous. The bark is brown with thin scales. This tree will tolerate poor, gravelly soils, but needs protection from harsh winter winds.

NEW 60144 Picea orientalis ‘Barnes’ — DWARF. A dense evergreen conifer with a globe-shape form. Short deep-green needles. Very nice for container planting or the small garden. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 12" tall x 12" wide in 10 years. 6-12" $15.95

NEW 61096 Picea orientalis ‘Mt. Vernon’ — This soft-needled spruce has a crisp look and prominently displays myriad buds amid short, dark green needles. The well-behaved, bun-like plant is ideal for limited spaces, including troughs, rock gardens, and smaller landscapes. 6-12" $16.95

NEW 61097 Picea orientalis ‘Shadow’s Broom’ — Discovered as a witch’s broom by Don Shadow and given to Jean Iseli in 1984, this beautiful selection produces bright, spring-green new growth that quickly matures to one of the darkest, richest greens in the conifer world. Short, closely held, shiny, green needles cover the tree’s ascending, rigid branches. When young, ‘Shadow’s Broom’ frequently displays a funnel-like center. As it matures, a leader develops and it slowly becomes a broad, mounding specimen. 6-12" $13.95

60295 Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ — A beautiful golden pyramid, the delicate foliage is sensitive to sunburn so partial shade is recommended, especially in the higher zones. The golden color persists year round and is joined in spring by red cones. These are made particularly apparent by the open growth habit. A real eye catcher in any garden. Grows 6-12" a year. 1-2’ $25.95

60696 Picea pungens - Colorado Spruce — (-40°F, USDA Zones 3-8) Conical, even columnar in habit, this spruce has thick gray-purple bark and sharply pointed leaves held radially on the branches. The species grows to 50’ tall and about 15’ wide. 1-2’ $13.95

NEW 60746 Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ — Very compact pyramidal habit to 10-15’ and only growing 2-3" a year. Very nice sea-blue color. 6-12" $32.95

NEW 61098 Picea pungens ‘Blue Pearl’ — This dense and globular mound has bright blue small foliage. It fits well into a small garden space, like a rock garden. It was found at Iseli Nursery, Boring, Oregon as a witch’s broom on the well known variety of Colorado Blue Spruce, ‘Fat Albert’. It has a better color than ‘Fat Albert’. 6-12" $16.95

60773 Picea pungens ‘Donna Rainbow’ — DWARF. Originated at Iseli Nursery, it is a conical plant that only grows about 2" a year. This is a short needled variety that is very distinctive. One look at a picture of it and it went on my "Must Have" list. 3-6" $32.95

NEW 60293 Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’ — "Hey, Hey, Hey! It really is Fat Albert." What comes to mind is exactly what it is, a pyramidal conifer with a broad, dense appearance. The best part is the plump foliage with a beautiful blue color. Makes you want to give ‘Fat Albert’ a hug. 1-2’ $19.95, 2-3’ $49.95

NEW 61101 Picea pungens ‘Girard’s Dwarf Blue’ — DWARF. An evergreen conifer with a dense round form when young, ultimately growing into a broad pyramid. Needles are a good strong blue. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 3’ tall x 3’ wide in 10 years. 6-12" $16.95

60152 Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’ — DWARF. A flat topped, round bush of very dense habit. The needles are an exceptional glaucous blue. In a planting, this conifer becomes the focal point! Rarely seen, it should be planted much more often. It is very slow growing and must be grafted. 2-3’ $79.95

NEW 61047 Picea pungens ‘Glauca Nana’ — DWARF. A flattened, globose plant with horizontal branching and glaucous grey foliage that is usually seen as wider than high. A choice variety. 3-6" $15.95

NEW 60722 Picea pungens ‘Hunnewelliana’ — DWARF. This soft blue cultivar is the fastest growing of the dwarf Colorado spruces. It begins with a globose habit and then forms a small pyramidal plant. Good for smaller landscapes. 2-3’ $49.95

NEW 61099 Picea pungens ‘Moll’ — DWARF. An irregularly conical dwarf selection that’s color is blue and the growth rate is very slow. Its irregular outline and dwarf growth habit make it at home with other dwarf and semi-dwarf conifers. Rarely found. 6-12" $16.95

60083 Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’ — DWARF. Syn. ‘R. H. Montgomery’. A small spruce of compact habit and very slow growth (2-4" a year), forming a delightful, rounded shrub. The beautiful blue needles are pointed and sharp. The lighter blue spring growth contrasts with the darker mature needles, putting on an appealing display. Excellent year round! 1-2’ $59.95, 3-4’ $109.95

NEW 61039 Picea pungens ‘Scottie’ — A blue, dwarf variety of Colorado Spruce. Needles are small and blue on stems that grow 1 1/2 to 2 inches a year. Little tight pyramid. Found at Schaeffer’s Nursery, Gresham, OR. 3-6" $29.95

61015 Picea pungens ‘Silver Falls’ — A pyramidal tree that is the exception to the norm for Picea pungens in that it is a rich green color. 3-6" $24.95, 6-12" $32.95

NEW 60484 Picea pungens ‘Stanley’s Gold’ — This is a fabulous yellow spruce that is totally unique. This plant grows 2-4" per year. 1-2’ $35.95

NEW 61102 Picea rubens ‘Pocono’ — A dwarf form of Red Spruce. Grows very slow into a cushion type plant. Leaves are gray-green and very small and close to stem. Found Found in the Pocono Mountains in 1966 as a seedling and named by Layne Zeigenfuss. Hardy to -40 degrees. 6-12" $24.95

Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce — (-10°F, USDA Zones 6-8)

60556 Picea sitchensis ‘Sugarloaf’ — DWARF. A compact plant that grows only about 3" a year. The leaves are blue-green. 1-2’ $39.95, 2-3’ $44.95

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03/06/2011