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Information On Varieties and Types Of Evergreen Trees

On this page we provide you with a few quick-glance facts and info about some of the most popular varieties of evergreen trees you will come across. For a bit more in-depth details and information on certain types of evergreen trees, just follow the links! Enjoy.

American ArborvitaeEvergreen Trees - Austrian Pine
(Thuja Occidentalis)

  • Needles stiff medium green color - 3 1/2" to 6 1/2" long
  • Good for city conditions - will withstand smoke, smog and many city growing conditions
  • Used for freeway or highway planting, windbreaks and screening
  • Fast growing evergreen trees - 6' in 6-7 years starting with a 3 year seedling
  • Grows to 90'
  • These evergreen trees like full sun
  • These evergreen trees do well in ordinary to poor soil - does equally well in limestone or acid soil
  • Can tolerate dry, rocky windy conditions
  • These evergreen trees are good for timber, Christmas trees and ornamental

Austrian Pine EvergreensEvergreen Trees - Austrian Pine
(Pinus Nigra)

  • Needles stiff medium green color - 3 1/2" to 6 1/2" long
  • Good for city conditions - will withstand smoke, smog and many city growing conditions
  • Used for freeway or highway planting, windbreaks and screening
  • Fast growing evergreen trees - 6' in 6-7 years starting with a 3 year seedling
  • Grows to 90'
  • These evergreen trees like full sun
  • These evergreen trees do well in ordinary to poor soil - does equally well in limestone or acid soil
  • Can tolerate dry, rocky windy conditions
  • These evergreen trees are good for timber, Christmas trees and ornamental

Canaan Fir - Balsam Fir EvergreensEvergreen Trees - Canann Fir - Balsam Fir
(Abies Balsama Var. Phanerolephis)

  • Excellent evergreen trees for landscape - good survival rate
  • These evergreen trees require cool, sheltered moist location, well-drained soil
  • Restrictions limited as far as soil types and conditions
  • These evergreen trees are found in northern areas - from sea level to 6,000'
  • The needles on these evergreen trees are 1/2" to 1 1/4" long - very fragrant, good color
  • These evergreen trees grow symmetrical and dense with a pyramidal crown
  • These evergreen trees make excellent ornamental, Christmas tree or timber
  • Will not do well in heavy, wet clay soil
  • These evergreen trees will grow 50'
  • 7 years maybe sooner for a 6' tree - starting with a 3 year plant
  • Plug + 1 or (2/1)Plug + 2 or (2/2)

Canadian Hemlock TreesEvergreen trees - Canadian Hemlock
(Tsuga Canadensis)

  • These evergreen trees do well in full sun
  • Well drained soil - will not do well in dry areas
  • Short flat needles, light green in color, soft
  • Pyramidal, foliage is slender, lacy, spray like in appearance

Colorado Blue Spruce TreesEvergreen Trees - Colorado Blue Spruce
(Picea Pungens Glauca)

  • These evergreen trees can grow up to 100'
  • Will reach 6' in 8-9 years - starting with a 3 year seedling
  • Stiff silvery-blue to bluish-green needles - needles are 1" long
  • Good for ornamental, colorful screen or windbreak
  • Commands premium price as a live or fresh-cut Christmas tree

Fraser Fir Evergreen Trees Evergreen Trees - Fraser Fir
(Abies Fraser)

  • Very soft, shiny bright, dark green needles with silver underside
  • The Fraser Fir evergreen trees will grow 60'
  • 7-8 years for a 6' tree - starting with a 5 year transplant
  • Excellent Christmas tree with good needle retention
  • Will not do well in heavy, wet, clay soil
  • Evergreen trees such as this Fraser Fir do best in native area (NC) from 2,500' and up
  • Cool, moist, well-drained soil. Full sun not required. Northern exposure - North or East side of a hill

Myers Spruce Trees Evergreen Trees - Fraser Fir
(Picea Meyeri)

  • Can be used in more humid climates
  • Blue green foliage
  • Slow growth rate and very dense
  • Excellent for Zone 2
  • Grows to over 40' tall

Norway Spruce TreesEvergreen Trees - Norway Spruce
(Picea Abies)

  • The Norway Spruce are fast growing evergreen trees / Grows to 150 feet
  • Will reach 6' in 6 to 7 years - starting with a 3 year seedling
  • Needles are 1" long, dense and dark green
  • Valued highly for ornamental and timber
  • These evergreen trees are excellent windbreakers
  • Not good for cut trees
  • Thrives well in average soil conditions, but prefers moisture in soil to maintain its deep green color

Serbian Spruce EvergreensEvergreen Trees - Serbian Spruce
(Picea Omorika)

  • 90' at maturity
  • Zone 4
  • Gross green needles, white underneath
  • Pendulous branchlets on older trees
  • The Serbian Spruce are considered to be the best of the evergreen trees "spruce" species for ornamental use especially in the eastern U.S.

Sugar Maple TreesEvergreen Trees - Serbian Spruce
(Acer Saccarum)

  • Reaches heights ot 85' - 115' at maturity
  • Extremely shade tolerant
  • Zones 3 - 8
  • Do not plant in confined areas or where salt is a problem
  • Sugar Maple has a spread of abouy 40' - 50' at full maturity

White Pine TreesEvergreen Trees - White Pine
(Pinus Strobus)

  • Fast growing to 100'
  • 6' in 6-7 years - starting with a three year seedling
  • A five needled pine, soft, light green-blue needles
  • 4"long needles
  • Likes full sun
  • Ordinary soil, normal moisture conditions - good in wet areas
  • Excellent ornamental, windbreak or dense screen
  • Used as Christmas Trees and timber
  • Lake State - do not hold color in winter, slower growing, shorter needles
  • Southern - longer blue-green needles
  • Adirondak Mt. - compact short needles

White Spruce TreesEvergreen Trees - White Spurce
(Picea Glauca)

  • The White Spurce are Slow growing evergreen trees - Grows 90' tall
  • Will reach 6' in 7- 8 years - starting with a 3 year seedling
  • Stiff 1" short needles, light bluish-green
  • Thrives in full sun and well drained soil. Can endure heat and drought
  • Grows dense and symmetrical with little shearing/Low maintenance
  • These are excellent evergreen trees for ornamental use and as windbreakers


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