But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7,8
Low = under 15 feet, Medium = 15 feet to 25 feet, Tall = over 25 feet
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' 5 20' X 15' Vase shape. Yellow fall leaves. Coral Bark Japanese Maple Med. Sun-Shade Coral colored bark Ilex aquifolium 6 15' X 6' Evergreen. Shiny, spiny leaves. Red English Holly Med. Sun-Shade berries on female plants.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Cedrus atlantica 'Pendula' 6 10' X 4' Evergreen. Can be staked as column Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar Low Sun or waterfall. Green needles. Cedrus deodara 'Pendula' 7 10' X 4' Evergreen. Can be staked as column Weeping Deodar Cedar Low Sun or waterfall. Blue-green needles. Cedrus libani 'Sargentii' 6 10' X 4' Evergreen. Slow growing. Can be Weeping Cedar Of Lebanon Low Sun staked as column or waterfall. Chamaecyparis pi.'Cyano-Viridis' 4 8' X 4' Evergreen. Blue-green foliage. Slow Boulevard False Cypress Med. Sun-Part growing and dense. Chamaerops humilis 8 12' X 12' Evergreen. Hardiest of all palms. Mediterranean Fan Palm Med. Sun-Part Large fan shaped leaves. Picea abies 'Pendula' 2 8' X 4' Evergreen. Weeping branches. Stake Weeping Norway Spruce Low Sun to desired height. Picea omorika 'Nana' 4 8' X 8' Evergreen. Rounded shape. Bluish Dwarf Serbian Spruce Low Sun needles. Pinus densiflora 'Pendula' 5 8' X 4' Evergreen. Weeping branches. Light Weeping Japanese Pine Low Sun green needles. Stake for height. Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' 5 10' X 8' Evergreen. Flattened top. Vase- Tanyosho Pine Low Sun shaped bottom. Pinus strobus 'Pendula' 4 10' X 10' Evergreen. Weeping shape. Soft, Weeping White Pine Low Sun bluish needles. Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady' 4 12' X 15' Deciduous. Contorted twigs and Twisty Baby Black Locust Low Sun leaves. Ulmus glabra 'Camperdown' 4 10' X 10' Weeping branches that reach to the Camperdown Elm Med. Sun ground.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common Water Exposure Abies kor. "Horstman's Silberloc 4 25' X 10' Evergreen. Dark green needles with Horstman's Silberlock Fi Med. Sun silver bands. Abies lasiocarpa 5 25' X 15' Native evergreen. Slow growing. Alpine Fir Med. Sun-Part Likes cool, moist soil. Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' 5 20' X 15' Vase shaped. Yellow Fall leaves. Coral Bark Japane. Maple Med. Sun-Part Coral colored bark. Cornus alternifolia 3 20' X 20' Deciduous. Layered branches. White Pagoda Dogwood Med. Sun-Part flowers. Red Fall leaves. Cryptomeria japonica 5 20" X 10' Evergreen. Feathery foliage. Green Japanese Cedar Low Sun-Part in Summer. Purplish in Winter. Cunninghamia lanceolata 6 20' X 12' Evergreen. Flat needles are soft Chinese Blue Fir Med. Sun blue. Cupressus glabra 6 25' X 4' Narrow evergreen. Blue-green Arizona Cypress Low Sun-Part foliage. Ilex aquifolium 6 15' X 6' Evergreen. Shiny, spiny leaves. Red English Holly Med. Sun-Shade berries on female plants. Picea omorika 4 35' X 10' Evergreen. Narrow, pyramidal form. Serbian Spruce Low Sun Double white bands on needles. Pinus aristata 5 20' X 15' Evergreen. Slow growing. Irregular Bristlecone Pine Low Sun shape. White dots on leaves. Pinus contorta 5 25' X 25' Native rounded evergreen. Shore Pine Low Sun Drought and salt tolerant. Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pend.' 6 15' X 3' Evergreen. Narrow column of weeping Weeping Sequoia Low Sun branches. Stake to desired height Thuja occidentalis 3 25' X 6' Evergreen. Narrow tree good for Pyramidal Arborvitae Any Sun hedges and screen. Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald' 4 20' X 4' Evergreen. Dense. Holds bright Emerald Arborvitae Any Sun-Part green color through the winter. Trachycarpus fortunei 8 25' X 8' Evergreen. Large fan shaped leaves. Windmill Palm Med. Sun-Part Hairy black fibers on trunk. Umbellularia californica 7 25' X 25' Native evergreen. Slow growing. Oregon Myrtle Low Sun-Part Tiny yellow flowers in spring.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Abies fraseri 4 50' X 20' Pyramidal evergreen. Short, dark Fraser Fir Med. Sun-Part green needles. Abies grandis 5 100' X 25' Native. Pyramidal evergreen. Likes Grand Fir Med. Sun-Part cool, moist soil. PNP Abies procera 5 90' X 20' Native pyramidal evergreen. Short Noble Fir Med. Sun-Part stiff branches. Likes cool, moist Araucaria auracana 7 50' X 25' Evergreen. Rope-like branches with Monkey Puzzle Tree Med. Sun closely set, sharp leaves. Arbutus hybrid 'Marina' 7 30' X 15' Evergreen. Pink flowers in Fall. Marina Strawberry Tree Low Sun Red fruit in Spring. Betula jacquemontii 5 40' X 30' White bark. Yellow Fall leaves. Himalayan White Birch Med. Sun Upright branches. Betula papyrifera 2 50' X 35' Oval shape. White bark. Yellow Fall Paper Or Canoe Birch X Med. Sun leaves. Calocedrus decurrens 6 75' X 20' Native pyramidal evergreen. Fra- Incense Cedar Low Sun-Part grant twigs used for garlands. Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' 6 60' X 40' Evergreen. Open pyramidal shape. Blue Atlas Cedar Low Sun Blue needles. Cedrus deodara 7 60' X 25' Evergreen. Pyramidal blue-green Deodar Cedar Low Sun needles. Drooping branches. Cedrus deodara 'Aurea' 7 60' X 25' Evergreen. Open pyramidal shape. Golden Deodar Cedar Low Sun Golden needles. Cedrus libani 6 40' X 20' Evergreen. Slow growing. Bright Cedar Of Lebanon Low Sun green needles. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 6 40' X 20' Native evergreen. Pyramidal shape Port Orford Cedar Med. Sun-Part with drooping branches. Chamaecyparis nootkat. 'Pendula' 7 30' X 10' Evergreen. Irregular pyramidal Weeping Alaska Cedar Med. Sun-Part shape. Weeping branches. Cupressocyp. ley. 'Castlewellan' 5 30' X 10' Dense pyramidal evergreen. Fast Golden Leyland Cypress Med. Sun growing. Golden color. Cupressocyparis leylandii 5 40' X 10' Dense pyramidal evergreen. Fast Leyland Cypress Med. Sun growing. Green or blue foliage. Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' 7 45' X 4' Columnar evergreen. Blue-green Blue Italian Cypress Low Sun foliage. Eucalyptus species 8 50' X 25' Attractive leaves in different Eucalyptus Low Sun-Part shapes and colors. Picea abies 2 80' X 30' Pyramidal evergreen. Fast growing. Norway Spruce Low Sun Picea omorika 4 35' X 10' Evergreen. Narrow, pyramidal form. Serbian Spruce Low Sun Double white bands on needles. Picea pungens 'Glauca' 2 80' X 15' Pyramidal evergreen. Blue color Colorado Blue Spruce Low Sun varies. 100 years to full size. Picea sitchensis 5 150' X 30' Native pyramidal evergreen. Moist Sitka Spruce Med. Sun but well drained soil. Pinus contorta murrayana 4 60' X 25' Native evergreen. Slow growing. Murrayana Pine Low Sun Narrow in groves, wide alone. Pinus heldrichii 'Leucodermis' 4 40' X 20' Evergreen. Slow growing. Long, dark Bosnian Pine Low Sun green needles. Pinus nigra 4 55' X 30' Evergreen. Dense pyramidal crown. Austrian Pine Low Sun Black bark. Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' 4 30' X 20' Evergreen. Bluish green needles Blue Japanese White Pine Low Sun with white spots. Pinus ponderosa 3 100' X 30' Native evergreen. Long needles. Ponderosa Pine Low Sun Black and orange bark. PNP Pinus strobus 3 60' X 25' Pyramidal evergreen. Soft, bluish Eastern White Pine Low Sun needles. Pinus sylvestris 2 30' X 20' Evergreen. Irregular shape. Orange Scotch Pine Low Sun bark. Pinus thunbergii 4 70' X 30' Evergreen. Irregular shape. Long, Japanese Black Pine Low Sun dark green needles. Black bark. Pseudotsuga menziesii 4 200' X 20' Native pyramidal evergreen. Fast Douglas Fir Low Sun growing. PNP Salix alba 'Tristis' 3 40' X 60' Weeping branches. Yellow twigs. Niobe Willow High Sun Yellow fall leaves. Sciadopitys verticillata 5 30' X 20' Evergreen. Long, flattened needles. Umbrella Pine Med. Sun-Part Slow growing. Sequoia sempervirens 7 100' X 20' Evergreen. Reddish bark. Fast Coast Redwood Med. Sun-Shade growing. Sequoiadendron giganteum 6 100' X 20' Narrow evergreen. Fast growing. Giant Sequoia Low Sun Massive trunk. Thuja plicata 5 80' X 20' Native evergreen. Narrow with Western Red Cedar Any Sun-Shade drooping branches. PNP Tsuga canadensis 4 60' X 20' Pyramidal evergreen. Likes moist Canadian Hemlock Med. Sun-Shade soil. Tsuga heterophylla 4 60' X 20' Native pyramidal evergreen. White Western Hemlock Med. Sun band on bottom of needles. PNP Tsuga mertensiana 4 30' X 15' Native evergreen. Slow growing. Mountain Hemlock Med. Sun-Part Thrives on cool, moist slope. Washingtonia robusta 8 50' X 10' Evergreen. Fast growing. Fan shaped Mexican Fan Palm Med. Sun leaves.
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