What kind of trees do you suggest? - Knowledgebase Question

Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5B)
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Question by jaytee54
February 26, 2007
I would like to plant some short evergreen trees on my property with sandy type soil and winter temps that range from 40 to 0 degrees. They can be decorative also.

Answer from NGA
February 26, 2007
You might consider Colorado Blue spruce, Mugo pine, or Thuja (arborvitae):
Picea pungens glauca (Colorado blue spruce) Baby Blue Eyes? grows 15? x 8?wide; ?Bakeri? grows 30? x 15?; ?Hoopsii? grows 45? x 15?; ?Fat Albert? reaches 30? x 20?; ?Iseli Fastigiate? is a narrow, upright form growing 15? x 5?; ?R.H. Montgomery? has a broad growth habit, reaching 12? x 8? tall and wide.

Pinus mugo (Mugo pine) ?Tannenbaum? grows 12? x 6?; ?Arnold Sentinel? has a narrow growth habit of 15? x 5?; ?Teardrop?reaches 15? x 5?.

Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) reaches 20? x 10? and has a conical growth habit; ?Smaragd? (also sold as ?Emerald?) has a columnar growth habit, reaching 12? x 4?, and ?Techny? has a broad growth habit, growing to 12? high x 8? wide.

Hope these suggestions are helpful!

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