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Conifer Species Offered

Fraser Fir

Is a uniformly pyramid-shaped tree which reaches a maximum height of about 80 feet and a diameter of 1-1.5 feet. Strong branches are turned slightly upward which gives the tree a compact appearance.

Fraser fir is intermediate in shade tolerance and is usually found on fertile, rocky to sandy soils which are acidic. Natural associates are red spruce, beech and yellow birch. Rhododendrons also are found in this ecosystem, and add significant beauty during their flowering season.

Norway Spruce

Fast growing pyramidal tree. Short to medium to dark needles with drooping branchlets. Fast growing. Prefers moderately well to well-drained soils.

The species has a reddish bark, giving it the nickname of "red fir", which flakes off in scales as the tree matures.

The species is adapted to cool, temperate climates. Growth is best in full sunlight in deep, rich, moist soils.

Austrian Pine
Austrian Pine is planted in urban and rural landscapes. It grows well in a variety of soils, ranging from loamy soils to sandy loam soils.

Growth Rate, Form and Size: Austrian Pine has a moderate to fast rate of growth. After they are established in the landscape the growth rate will be around 12” -18" per year. Young trees are dense, symmetrical and pyramidal in form. In most urban settings, it will reach 35 to 40 feet but can grow to 60 feet in its native habitat.

The deeply rich green needles are longer, heavier, more dense than White Pine. This tree prefers dry, exposed sites, is excellent for landscaping. Austrian pine holds it's needles for a relatively long time and maintains good color through the winter.

Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado Spruce is a stiffly pyramidal evergreen conifer. Horizontal branches reach to the ground, but form may become more open with age. Foliage occurs in a wide range of colors from green to silver­blue. Blue foliage types are often sold as Colorado Blue Spruce. The blue foliage makes a strong accent in the landscape and should be used with restraint.

Prefers a moist, well drained soil but will tolerate drier soil. Adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Full sun, especially for blue foliage types which will lose "blueness" in shade.

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