Learn About the Various Types Of Evergreen
Evergreen trees remain green year round. However, all
evergreens are not the same. Learn to distinguish the most common varieties of evergreen
trees and it will be easier to find what’s right for your landscaping.
Pines are generally the most prominent type of evergreen
trees. Each has their own unique characteristics:
Eastern White Pine – this species is fast-growing reaching 80’ or more. It’s an
excellent choice for use as for screening and shade.
Monterey Pine – this evergreen tree quickly grows reaching from 80-100’ without
Pinyon Pine – This is one of the slowest growing
pines, reaching only 12-15’. It is a great pine to grow in pots, use for shrub
borders, or rock gardens.
Scotch Pine – It isn’t well adapted to landscape environments, but commonly it is
used as a container plant with its blue-green foliage color.
Spruce trees have attractive short needles and cones hanging
down and they are great additions to your landscape.
Norway Spruce – this tree grows up to 60’,
and has beautiful dark green foliage on branches that droop, producing
decorative, purplish-red cones.
Colorado Blue Spruce – it grows to 60’ and it’s popular
for its blue-gray foliage color and pyramidal shape.
Two of the most commonly firs are:
White Fir – this fir tree grows to 35-50’
and has silvery blue-green foliage, which contrast with the dark-colored
Douglas Fir – this is an attractive
evergreen that grows fast reaching 50-80’. It’s great for use as screening.
Other Evergreen Trees
Cedar–there are many cedar varieties.
Most have clustered needles. They grow from 30-60’ and there are also dwarf
Cypress this tree has a symmetrical shape
and feathery-like texture and. Works well for creating privacy hedges and
Evergreen trees are an excellent choices for your landscape
providing year-round shade, screening and interest. Chose what’s right for your