landscaping tree search - Knowledgebase Question

Pullman, WA
Question by jhuberty
September 17, 2006
Are there any evergreen, cone shaped trees that grow to 8 ft. tall besides the Alberta Spruce that would grow in this climate?


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Answer from NGA
September 17, 2006

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There are only a few small trees with the attributes you're looking for:
Arborvitae Techny- height 12-15', width 6-8', likes full to partial sun, broadly based pyramidal shape, dense foliage, dark green color all year, good for hedges and screens, zone 3

Dwarf Swiss Stone Pine- height 4-6', width 3-5', likes sun, pyramidal form, nice blue-green needles, very cold hardy, zone 3

Tannenbaum Mugo Pine- height 10-12', width 6', likes sun, a perfect, compact, pyramidal form, very hardy, slow growing, nice bright green needles, good for small spaces where traditional pines are too big, zone 2

Sherwood Compact Norway spruce-height 12-15', width 6-8', likes sun, narrow pyramidal form, ascending branching habit, light-mid green needles, light brown shoots, hardy to zone 4

And, of course, Alberta spruces:
Dwarf Alberta- height 6-8', width 4-5', likes partial sun, needs protection from winter sun and wind, slow growing, compact, dense cone shape, needs no pruning to keep shape, soft needles, zone 2

Blue Wonder Dwarf Alberta-height 6-8', width 4-5', likes partial sun, needs protection from winter sun and wind, slow growing, nice bluish green color, compact, dense, cone shape, needs no pruning, soft needles, zone 2

Rainbow?s End Dwarf Alberta-height 6-8', width 4-5', likes partial sun, needs protection from winter sun and wind, slow growing, new growth is creamy white, nice contrast against the dark green needles, compact, dense, cone shape, needs no pruning, soft needles, zone 2

All will be hardy in your eastern washington garden.


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