There are many evergreen trees under 10 feet tall that can be used in the landscape. Some of these trees are perfect for small yards or areas where a taller tree would not fit. On this page you’ll find some of the best smaller evergreens. These trees can provide beauty and privacy to your home, while requiring little maintenance. So, if you are looking for a smaller evergreen to add to your landscape, keep reading!
Evergreen Trees Under 10 Feet Tall
One of the best options for a pop of evergreen color is the short-needled, miniature Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca ‘Conica’). This delightful, naturally petite evergreen tree adds steady color and fine-texture in every season.
Don’t let that dwarf size fool you. It is a tree, after all – albeit a small one – and has a dignified presence that grounds the other plants around it.
Our talented artisan growers also shape Topiary Spirals and Pom Poms of clipped Dwarf Alberta Spruce. Or, you can choose this natural plant, which will slowly grow into a charming pyramid. It will become a perfect accent anywhere you place it.
Why not mix both the natural and the Topiary together? They will play off each other and create a very memorable focal point without fuss or muss.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce features bright-green foliage. It is a popular choice among gardeners, and is often grown for living Christmas trees or holiday decorating.
Deer tend to leave it alone, but local songbirds will love it. They like to take shelter amongst the densely-held, short needles.
Plant it in the ground, or use it in large exterior containers. It makes a statement with its excellent, overall pyramidal form, and is sure to become one of your favorites.
Frankly, it’s hard not to fall in love with the character of this plant. Don’t be surprised if you start to consider it one of the family
Use a single tree as a specimen, or incorporate several throughout your landscape. With it’s clean good looks and easy nature, you’ll be glad you made this choice.
Evergreen Dwarf Alberta Spruce
- Perfect Cone-Shaped Evergreen
- Never Needs Pruning
- Useful Size for Modern Landscapes
- Adds Critical Structure to Landscape Designs
- Cute, Yet Sophisticated
- Hardy and Durable
- Easy Care
Plants become popular for a reason, whether it’s because they are easy care, beautiful, disease-resistant or simply look great anywhere. Densiformis Yew (Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’) is popular for ALL of those reasons and then some.
One of the most popular evergreen shrubs today, you will find this beauty in residential foundation plantings, commercial landscapes and container gardens all over America.
We’re watching a renewed interest in the green foliage of Japanese Yews. People are loving this part shade loving evergreen. Classic Densiformis is back in a big way, but it has moved beyond the foundation planting.
It’s still great to bring year round color in foundation plantings, but people are also now using them in many other areas in the landscape.
Soft, fluffy, new growth in early spring gives the shrub bright green needles that continue to mature to a rich, deep green that holds all year round.
Densiformis responds beautifully to trimming much like a Boxwood does. Even when grown into its full shape naturally, this Yew looks fantastic in many different settings.
For those who love the Japanese Cedar Tree, but don’t have room for its huge stature, this First Editions’ Chapel Hill variety offers those desired features but in a more diminutive form. First EditionsÂ® Chapel Viewâ„¢ Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica ‘PIICJ-I’) also improves upon the traditional Japanese Cedar in other ways.
While some cultivars acquire reddish-bronze needles for winter, Chapel Hill retains its color. Its needles maintain their vibrant, emerald-green coloring (with just a hint of blue shading), from one spring until the next. The unattractive, brown cones that sometimes plague cedars haven’t been seen on the Chapel Hill variety, yet another improvement over its larger relative. All in all, this lovely dwarf cedar will provide you with a beautiful, raindrop-shaped tree with lovely, upswept branches and gorgeous color all year round.
Your First Editions Chapel View Japanese Cedar is a dwarf, evergreen tree with an upright form and compact nature that grows naturally beautiful, but is amenable to pruning if you so desire. It does well in both full sun and part shade and is both disease and pest resistant. Plant one for a gorgeous, year round accent in your front yard, or several in a side yard to ensure both beauty and privacy.
Dwarf Japanese Cedar is a low-growing variety of Cryptomria. These would look terrific on either side of your entry or provide a lovely hedge along your sidewalk.
Bright to dark green foliage adorns this evergreen shrub year round, taking on a spicy, bronze tint for autumn. The needle-like sprays seem to reach out and over, presenting the appearance of movement in your landscape.
You won’t be able to walk by it without extending your hand for a gentle stroke over its soft foliage. Diminutive, 3/4-inch cones appear like tiny decorations on your Cedar, their reddish-brown coloring a gentle contrast against the evergreen foliage.
Dwarf Japanese Cedar’s dense foliage creates a tight mound that manages itself quite well, but is also amenable to pruning if you decide to alter its shape and size. It’s long-lived, growing for 30 years or more.
Regardless of the name, this specimen is actually in the Cypress family and full size varieties can reach up to 60 feet tall. This dwarf version, Cryptomeria ‘Globosa Nana’, is a terrific opportunity to have one of these delightful shrubs in your yard without the need for extensive space.
- Long lived
- Great for containers
- Autumn interest
Mugo Pine – Pumilo, Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’, is a popular dwarf conifer that is rugged, hardy and has dark green needles on dense branches. It makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or for the moisture-conserving landscape.
Dwarf Mugo Pine is a useful slow growing evergreen for rock gardens, mass plantings and in groupings. It makes a great container plant too.
In order for it to maintain its excellent form, texture, and color detail in the garden, this Dwarf Mugo Pine needs full sun and prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil. It will die in standing water.
Prune candles to keep tight and maintain a dense habit of growth. It tends to fill out right to the ground so doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front.
Dwarf Mugo Pine is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
This is a rather low maintenance shrub and if pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback.
Dwarf Mugo Pine Trees grow at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions, can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
If you are searching for an outstanding low-maintenance, evergreen plant to use as a specimen in a sunny spot, take a good look at the cute Bird’s Nest Spruce (Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’). This dwarf evergreen stays low and makes a big visual impact in your landscape.
Use evergreens to add structure, texture and year-round color to your landscape. Bird’s Nest Spruce truly shines in wintertime.
This adorable, extremely small variety of Norway Spruce stays petite. It features a very distinctive look, with feathery, nodding branches that downturn in a graceful way.
The nicely structured branches grow out first, and then up. You’ll be amazed at the way the plant grows taller on the outside, than in the center. It is a great name, as it features a decorative appearance that really does look like the nest of a bird!
Dainty, feathery needles add to the appeal. The plant will hold these short, dark green needles year round.
Bird’s Nest Spruce grows slowly and lives for a long time. It is a useful small evergreen will not outgrow its place. Try tucking one as an amazing specimen plant in interesting little spots here and there in the landscape.
You’ll appreciate the charm of this cute, easy-care evergreen. It asks for very little in return. Bird’s Nest Spruce has no significant insect or disease issues and is extremely hardyâ€”even resisting harsh winds. Like all Spruce, they will need a spot in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.
- Small, Dark Green Evergreen
- Memorable Shape
- Winter Interest
- Hardy and Wind Resistant
- Easy Care
- Pest and Disease Resistant
- Won’t Outgrow It’s Spot
- Maintenance Free
- Well Drained Soil and A Sunny Location Keeps It Happy
- Deer Leave it Alone
Every yard needs evergreen plants to help balance the landscape design and add interest in winter. Go ahead, join the fan club of Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo var. mugo), a reliable, beautiful, small evergreen.
In its native habitat of the mountains of Germany and Poland, the Mugo Pine is a low-growing variety with a dense growth habit and rounded nature. Rely on it’s excellent form, texture and color to deliver interest throughout your yard.
Long a staple of foundation plantings, people are now using these popular evergreens as a sculptural accent plant throughout the yard. Use this low-growing variety to make an impactful statement and add vivid, dark-green color to your landscape in every season.
Bonsai enthusiasts love working with the architectural Mugo Pine. They carefully sculpt these small plants into works of art that can live for centuries. Why not use a full-size plant to offer the same kind of striking contribution in your yard?
Please don’t underestimate this plant because it doesn’t have showy flowers or fall color. The year-round color and spreading, rounded form adds so much interest.
This Mugo Pine variety grows a bit larger than our Dwarf Mugo Pine. Use them both as coordinating partner plants in a special collection.
Mugo Pine is an outstanding choice for a unique evergreen shrub to add structure to your winter landscape. It hugs the ground and adds effortless style to informal designs.
Mugo Pine is seldom bothered by deer. It thrives without any special care from you, even in poor soils.
- Rugged, Dwarf Evergreen
- Excellent Shape & Texture
- Adds Year-Round Structure and Architectural Form
- Hardy and Reliable
- Low-Maintenance Variety
- Favorite of Bonsai Enthusiasts
- Deer Resistant
- Easily Kept Smaller with Candle Pruning
The Hetz Midget Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Midget’, is a dense, slow growing evergreen that requires no shearing to maintain its naturally round, globe form.
Being one of the smallest miniature landscape evergreens, Hetz Midget Arborvitae can be used in a front row of layered foundation plantings or as an accent or border in perennial beds. It also make a great informal hedge.
It has fine rich green foliage during the summer that takes on a purple cast in the winter months. This arborvitae prefers full sun and protection from strong winds. Hetz is adaptable to a wide variety of soil types.
The Hetz Midget Arborvitae is identified primarily by unique flat and filigree sprays made up of tiny, scaly leaves. The tree loves limestone areas and can take full sun to light shade.
Being a very tough and durable plant, Hetz Midget Arborvitae makes a popular accent plant for mixed borders or containers! Order one today!
- Globe Form
- Purple Cast in Autumn
- Neat, Tidy Shape Works Beautifully as a Hedge, or in Containers
You’ll love this hard-working, pretty, small evergreen. The No drama Little Gem Norway Spruce (Picea abies Little Gem’) simply performs beautifully for you, no matter where you choose to use it. Every landscape design needs evergreen shrubs to act as structure. You might consider them the bones, or even the framing or scaffolding of your design.
Nature Hills expert growers love these workhorse plants and take special pride in growing them. We actually baby them a bit, to be honest with you. It’s hard not to fall in love with them.
After all, we know how important each plant will be over the life of your landscape. From foundation plantings, to the forefront of a long mixed garden border, Little Gem Norway Spruce adds a tremendous amount of year-long interest.
And we’re happy to report that you’ll never have to prune it. It develops slowly over time to achieve a flat-topped, rounded, compact globe. It looks wonderful, whether planted in the ground, or in outdoor containers.
The short, deep green needles are held densely. Your local songbirds love making their shelter in this small shrub. Keep some bird feeders nearby to further encourage them.
Use one as a specimen or try them in every planting bed to bring a uniform appeal throughout your landscape. We understand when you make a choice about an important structure plant, you want to go with high quality.
Our experts take enormous pride in these compact, charming Little Gems. Why not take full advantage of our lavish care and scrupulous attention to detail?
Size up to the biggest container size we have in stock. You’ll be thrilled with the health and quality of these plants. Order yours today.
- Dwarf Evergreen Conifer
- Compact, Flat Topped Globe Form Looks Neat and Tidy
- Easy Care
- Year-Round Interest
- Wonderful Foundation Plant
- Great in Containers
- Rich Green Needles Form a Dense, Bird Friendly Shelter Plant
- Slow Growing Shrubs Never Need Pruning
For a lovely, low maintenance evergreen hedge or foundation planting, use the classic Taunton Spreading Yew, (Taxus x media ‘Tauntonii’). With its low graceful and lovely form, this shrub makes the perfect accent to any landscape.
Also known as Japanese Yews, Taunton Spreading Yew grows with a sophisticated, spreading form. Landscapers love to use these plants because of their rich evergreen foliage, ease of care and versatility.
This plant is evergreen foliage of short dark green needles all year long. Use these to add structure to your garden design. They’ll act as a perfect foil for brighter annuals and other flowering shrubs.
This shrub is well-known for being both tolerant of summer heat and resistant to winter burn. They’ll work in the cold winters of Zone 4 and tolerate sticky humid heat of Zone 7 summers without blinking an eye. They truly are incredibly easy to care for!
What makes dwarf Taunton’s Yew so valuable is that it is an evergreen that can grow in full sun, part shade, or total shade. They are one of the few evergreens that will tolerate full shade.
This really opens the door to use them throughout your landscape. As the rest of your garden rests during the winter, this shrub will continue to be eye-catching as its beautiful dark green color never fades.
With an excellent compact and dense growth habit, landscape architects have been seeing them with fresh eyes for use in today’s landscapes. Create a special focal point using them as an evergreen surround for a gorgeous Japanese Maple tree, or exquisite garden sculpture. Be sure to add landscape lights to spotlight those moments at night.
With its tolerance for so many different climates and amounts of sun exposure, it’s no wonder the reliable Taunton Spreading Yew is loved by many. Try it in your border or as an accent specimen.
- Grows in Full Shade or Full Sun
- Easy Care Evergreen
- Four Season Interest
- Extremely Versatile
- Tolerant to Both Heat and Cold
- Resistant to Winter Burn
- Prune Once a Year
Little Giant Arborvitae (View Price) grows into a perfect, round ball without pruning or trimming.
This is an easy choice if you want to add a formal flair without working hard. It will grow slowly – but surely – into a tidy green accent.
Little Giant’s foliage is rich, deep green and develops in flat, fan-shaped sprays of lacy needles. The foliage develops in all directions to maintain the overall round form.
The color remains a consistent dark green all year-long. No winter bronzing with this selection! You’ll be surprised by the rugged nature of this cute, little plant. Little Giant takes the cold, grows in areas that get wet periodically, and even tolerates salt.
Try it as a replacement for Boxwood and Hollies. This versatile plant can be used in many garden applications, including hedges, massed planting, containers and as an accent or specimen.
Everyone wants these kind of charming green balls, and with this variety, you won’t have to trim or shape it. It is one of only a handful of landscape plants that grow in a naturally spherical shape.
That means that Little Giant will really stand out against all the cones and columns you’re used to seeing in evergreens throughout the year. This small shrub makes a gigantic visual impact in your landscape.
- Excellent Accent Shrub
- Naturally Round Shape Without Pruning
- Rich, Green Foliage
- Holds Color Well in Winter
- Perfect for Containers
- Slow Growing, Won’t Outgrow it’s Space
- Matches Any Garden Style
- Extremely Versatile
- Tolerates Periodically Wet Areas
- Tolerates Salt
Fire Chief Arborvitae, (Thuja occidentalis ‘Congabe’) is an evergreen plant that displays distinctive foliage coloration which is reddish at the tips when grown under full sun conditions.
When grown in shaded locations the foliage is more green in coloration. It has a rounded growth habit and good winter hardiness.
The Fire Chief Arborvitae is well suited for providing attractive and colorful ornamentation. It resists sun and winter burning.
Fire Chief Arborvitae provides food and shelter for wildlife. White-tailed deer, snowshoe hares, and porcupines heavily browse the foliage. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun.
Somewhat wide range of soil tolerance, but prefers moist, well-drained loams. Intolerant of dry conditions.
The Fire Chief Arborvitae is best in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. You’ll want a Fire Chief Arborvitae in your garden. Order today!
- Red-Tipped Evergreen
- Full Sun to Light Shade
- Naturally Rounded Form
- Attracts Wildlife as a Food Source
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae (View Price) is a dwarf, rounded cultivar of the species. Also known as White Cedars, these pretty shrubs are native to the upper northeast United States.
This hardy plant has all the wonderful characteristics of an Arborvitae. But it grows in a unique, compact, perfectly globe-shaped form.
It requires little or no shearing and needs no pruning to remain neat and tidy!
Mr. Bowling Ball’s lacy, fine-textured foliage is soft to the touch. It fills in all the way to the ground, and retains its rich, green color year-round.
Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae is a dwarf conifer that is adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions, including urban pollution and salt. It’s an outstanding selection where space is limited.
It has no significant disease or insect problems. Mr. Bowling Ball Arborvitae is long-lived and a great investment for your landscape.
- True Dwarf Evergreen
- Petite Accent Shrub Grows into a Perfect Sphere
- Compact, Unique Shape
- Never Needs Pruning
- Lacy, Blue-Green Foliage
- Holds Color Well in Winter
- Great in Containers
- Use in Front of Other Shrubs
- Run Along the Length of Your Foundation Planting
- Stays Small and Tidy
- Matches Any Garden Style
- Tolerates Wet Areas
- Tolerates Salt
Celtic Pride® Siberian Cypress (View Price) offers low-lying, soft drifts of fine textured foliage. Leverage these durable, spreading evergreens to put the finishing touches in your planting designs.
These cold-hardy creepers tolerate sun or partial shade. Use them throughout your front and backyards to tie the look together.
Once they are installed and their root systems are established…these versatile low shrubs become bulletproof. They show excellent disease resistance, and can even tolerate a brief drought after the first few seasons.
Charming Celtic Pride® Siberian Cypress develops flat, densely held sprays of mid-toned green. The color deepens with a pretty purple overcast during the cold season.
Cover ground with its airy, graceful branches. Lush Celtic Pride® Siberian Cypress is soft to the touch; and delivers year-round texture and color.
This special plant was brought out of Soviet Russia for the landscape trade. Use it to tell a brave story of freedom in your landscape.
Deer don’t usually bother this handsome choice. It lives through the roughest, toughest winters America can throw at it.
- Special Variety was Rescued from Soviet Russia
- Lovely, Fern-Like Foliage
- Compact Spreading Evergreen
- Uniform Growth Habit
- Rugged Plant Resists Tip Die-Back
- Adds Year-Round Color and Texture
- Arctic Cold Hardy
- Exceptionally Easy Care
- Can Be Grown in Containers
- Limited Pruning
- Deer Rarely Bother This Choice
Some things are worth the wait. Japanese False Cypress ‘Lemon Thread’ is one of those things. This slow grower will take 20 years to reach full height and width, but the impact it will make in your garden will be much bigger!
‘Lemon Thread’ is an evergreen that keeps its soft-looking bushy needle-like foliage all year long. It’s not fair to call it an evergreen, though, as its color is truly a striking lemon-lime, emphasis on lemon. The yellow color lights up when you put it next to other evergreens, conifers or even a brick wall. In the dead of winter Lemon Thread bring a shot of much-needed color to your garden.
‘Lemon Thread’ grows well in average, well-drained soil in all but the shadiest conditions. (For the best yellow color, though, plant it in full sun!)
The soft texture is amazing. The needles/leaves look almost like they are dripping off of the plant.
Use Lemon thread as an accent or in groups. Either way it is going to be a star in your garden!
- Landscape Designers Favorite
- Gorgeous Yellow Color All Year
- Great Texture
- Four Seasons of Interest
Relax in style with Dwarf Strawberry Trees (Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’) that offer a handsome profile and pretty flowers and fruit. Take full advantage of these easy-care plants in the Western landscape.
Leathery, lance-shaped leaves remain dark green all year-long. They grow lushly on these densely branched plants and offer a very elegant look.
This water-wise small tree is really a gracefully branched evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage. Let the lower limbs grow in for a magnificent privacy screen.
Or, prune them up to showcase the beautiful, cinnamon-colored bark. It grows in character with age, peeling and becoming a bit shaggy.
From fall through late winter, it is covered in masses of snowy-white, bell-shaped flowers. You’ll be pleased to see bright red strawberry-like fruit appear just around the same time.
This striking effect is an ornamental display. Let it decorate your landscape during your Holiday festivities each year.
You can even eat the fruit of the Dwarf Strawberry tree. Please pick them when they are perfectly ripe for a woodsy taste that is a bit like a mix of guava and apricot.
At their peak, the fruit is high in vitamin C. Wild-crafters use them for fresh eating, jams, pie-filling or wine. Or, you can simply choose to allow the birds to eat their fill.
These hardy evergreens are found on many states Fire Wire lists. Rely on their unique and wonderful good looks in your West Coast garden this season.
- Thick, Broad-Leaved Evergreen Leaves
- Incredible White Flower Clusters from Fall to Late Winter
- Nectar-Rich Blooms Support Beneficial Pollinators
- Cute “Strawberry”-Shaped Fruit for Birds
- Grow as Large Shrub or Small Tree
- Gorgeous, Cinnamon-Colored Bark
- Water-Wise Once Established
- So Many Ways to Enjoy in the Landscape
This dwarf spruce is so cute! We’ll understand if you want to shower your new Papoose Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’) with tender loving care. From its diminutive size to its puffy texture and kitten-soft new growth, oh my. You’ll love it!
Several Papoose Sitka Spruce planted together would be extremely effective in an Asian-style Japanese Zen Garden to represent the concept of “family”. Or, use a single specimen as your focal point in a personal Meditation Garden. Use this as a modern foundation planting to soften your house, but stay low enough to limit ongoing maintenance.Â
Or, use a few to anchor a garden bed. You’ll find a lot of places to tuck these tiny trees into either front yard or backyard landscape design. Partner with groundcovers for an easy, Asian flair. Or use it as a subtle highlight for bright blooming Azalea shrubs.
Extremely slow-growing, the overall profile is a globe-shape. Every chubby little branch ends in a sweet ball of blue-green needles. In the landscape, it will eventually grow into a rounded mound after ten years. Enjoy it!
False Cypress – Vintage Gold, Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’, is a marvelous, compact growing evergreen with bright yellow and graceful foliage that holds its color all year. Its fern-like dense foliage grows into a broad mounded form.
This dwarf formed, false cypress is perfect for smaller settings and is a great choice since it adds an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape; also used for bonsai.
Your Vintage Gold will be a relatively low maintenance Hinoki False Cypress, and if any pruning is needed, it is recommended to trim back the new growth of the current season, and remove any dieback.
Vintage Gold prefers full sun or very light shade, in well drained soil; prefers humid environments and some scorching can occur if winter winds are bitter and strong.
- Fern like dense foliage
- Low maintenance
- Prefers full sun
Add an amazing touch to your landscape with low-maintenance Blue Shag Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’). Whether you are starting from scratch, or are revamping a section of your landscape…count on these little cuties to deliver big on charm and visual impact.
Gain a textural accent with the long, soft needles of this organically rounded shrub. It easily provides year-round structure and pretty color without taking up much room.
Give it plenty of space to reach the mature height and spread listed on our Plant Highlights, and you’ll never need to worry about pruning. Allow it to add character to your planting bed.
Kids love to run their hands over the bluish-green needles that are soft to the touch. You’ll love the fresh Pine scent, won’t you?
Use this compact and versatile evergreen shrub to breathe new life into your high-profile foundation plantings. This Pine grows with dense, mounding needles and a freeform, globe-shape for a very appealing modern sensibility.
Get the best of both worlds with Blue Shag Eastern White Pine in a mixed bed. Run a curving hedge in front of a flowering line of Lilacs or Crape Myrtles near your patio planting bed.
Even a single plant makes a terrific specimen. Gift one or more to an avid collector for their rock garden or as a cushiony focal point in a Zen Garden.
You can easily grow this in a large outdoor container for many years with well-drained soil. Decorate your rented balcony or small garden with their endearing good looks.
If you see this hard-working dwarf conifer in stock on our site, order right away. People across a wide range of the United States are looking for high-quality Blue Shag Eastern White Pine each year.
- Long, Soft Needles
- Rounded Evergreen Ball
- Beautiful Blue-Green Foliage
- Excellent Specimen
- Modern Foundation Plant
- Fits in Small Space Gardens
- Winner of Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit
- Easy Care
- Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Extremely Cold Hardy
- Seldom Damaged by Deer
False Cypresses as a general rule of thumb are already full of unique characteristics. Somehow though, they’ve truly outdone themselves this time with Koster’s False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’).
Whoever Koster was, their garden must have been a lovely place indeed! This false cypress is a rather petite evergreen tree but its visual impact is unprecedented!
Koster’s has flat sprays of bright green foliage. This gives it a distinctly pyramidal shape jam-packed with character!
Imagine, never having to think about pruning. Koster’s False Cypress stays neat and compact without the help of a shear whatsoever!
While it may not have any flowers, this evergreen shrub-looking tree makes up for it with its fantastic fall show. Each year as the days get crisper, the flat, horizontal branches turn a brilliant coppery-bronze! Perhaps it simply doesn’t want to be outdone by the maple and oak trees.
If you were to take a closer look at the leaves, you’d find that they are actually quite scaly, a fascinating texture not often found on foliage.
Now, taking it one step further, if you were to snag the tip of a branch or two and crush it, you’d find yourself surrounded by a lovely earthy aroma. Potpourri anyone?
- Fantastic Flat Green Branches
- Foliage is Soft and Scaly to the Touch
- Compact, Wide Pyramidal Form
- Lovely Bronze Fall Color
- Stunning Japanese Garden Accent
- Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Great in Containers
- No Pruning Required
While some need endless amounts of time in the sun to get that coveted “sun-soaked golden” appearance, Sungold False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’) needs no such accommodations. It’s got that shade locked in naturally!
Gardeners ranging from novice to expert often find themselves with pretty monocolored shrub varieties. That deep green is just such a staple, especially with evergreen shrubs. Try mixing it up by planting a Sungold.
Sungold False Cypress is a rather slow-growing shrub that takes on a broad pyramidal shape. Its branches are an absolutely stunning shade of almost lime green!
Not only is the color something to behold, but the branches also grow distinct-looking thread-like foliage. The texture this gives Sungold is unparalleled.
We know what you’re thinking. Every shrub this shade of green fades eventually over the summer and that’s one of the things that makes this evergreen so unique. It’ll hold that sun-soaked green color all summer long!
- Brilliant Lime Green Foliage
- Low and Compact Growth Habit
- Full Sun For Best Coloring
- Tolerates Light Shade
- Deer Resistant
- Incredible Japanese Garden Accent
- Great Foundation Plant
- Easy to Care For
- Uniquely Textured Branches
Tasteful, compact evergreens for partial shade are very rare, especially if you live somewhere cold (like the Canadian border), or at higher elevations. That’s why we’re so thrilled to offer the outstanding Drew’s Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress (Microbiota decussata ‘Condrew’ PP #20,298).
Choose this special selection to add value to your property; along with year-round structure, texture and inviting color. This is one tough plant!
But Drew’s Blue is also a fascinating study in contrasts. Its ferny-looking fronds are durable enough to take Siberian-style cold, poor soil and full sun without giving you any trouble.
Best of all? Drew’s Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress grows beautifully in partial shade.
Imagine a soft covering of lovely, blissfully low-maintenance blue-green slowly growing in shady glens on your property. Can you feel your blood pressure dropping?
These small, hard-working plants do what groundcover Junipers do…in partial shade. And they produce no “prickers” along their soft fronds, either.
They actually partner beautifully with Junipers in areas with a mix of sun conditions. Use both as edging plants in your garden beds to tie the look of your landscape together.
As you can imagine, Drew’s Blue is a cool-toned variety. It looks incredible with Hosta and other shade-loving perennials.
When the nights start to grow colder, the foliage burnishes with an attractive purple overcast for beautiful wintertime appeal.
- Fine-Textured, Ferny Foliage is Soft to the Touch
- Densely Held Foliage Looks Lush
- Blue-Green Foliage Appears Delicate, But is Tough as Nails
- Spectacular Maroon Overcast in Winter
- Exceptionally Cold Hardy
- Compact, Spreading Mound
- Evergreen for Small Space Gardens
- Use in Borders or as Groundcover
- Drought Tolerant Once Root System is Established
- Valuable Xeriscape Plant
- Excellent Container Specimen
- Tolerant of Full Sun and Partial Shade
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
You’re sure to love the highly desirable Fuzzball Siberian Carpet Cypress (Microbiota decussata ‘Condavis’ PP #20,012). It’s a perfectly poised funny little fellow.
Grow it in sunshine, or in a spot that only gets about four hours of light a day. This rare evergreen grows into a beautifully elegant vase shape, even in partial shade.
Bright green foliage resembles an extremely finely serrated fern. This fuzzy texture is what turns a nice plant into a must-have.
Picture it this way.
Fuzzball is like a Fern that stays evergreen. It’s a groundcover that is just as durable as a Juniper…for partial shade. And with a chocolate-purple fall color, Fuzzball is an evergreen that dazzles all year-long.
It takes the cold, but becomes waterwise after it is established in your soil. You’ll literally never need to prune it, unless you want to use some of the greenery in a cut flower bouquet.
Add structure, engaging texture and color with this low-maintenance variety of Carpet Cypress. Grow it in the ground, or use it in exterior containers.
- Lush, Fluffy Foliage Begs to be Touched
- Refined and Fine-Textured
- Dramatic Vase-Shaped Form
- Bright Green Summer Color
- Purple Fall Color
- Extremely Cold Hardy
- Beautiful, Low Evergreen for Sun or Partial Shade
- Stays Compact for Small Space Gardens
- Grow in Containers or in the Ground
- Great in Rock Gardens
- Carefree Ground Cover
- Drought Tolerant Once Root System is Established
- Rugged and Disease-Resistant
- Deer Tend to Pass it by
The wavy, flowing, shiny deep-green foliage of Spreading English Yew (Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’) add distinction and curiosity to the landscape!
This evergreen shrub features soft, sickle-shaped needles and an undulating and rippling form. The new growth lifts upwards and the old growth nods down. The double rank and file needles and dense growth make this a fantastic low hedge or border plant.
Coral-red seed-bearing cones accentuate this shrub if a male is nearby to pollinate it.
Rarely requiring pruning, these spreading shrubs form low mounds 2-4′ tall, but will eventually cover an impressive 12-15′ spread!
- Double Row of Soft Needles
- Unique Growth Pattern
- Dark-Green Evergreen
- Easy Care & Low Maintenance
- Wide-Spreading Form
- Wide Range Sun & Shade Tolerance
- Coral-Red Seed Bearing Cones
- All Moist, Well-Drained Soils
- Groundcover & Rock Gardens
- Erosion Control
- Award-Winning – Garden of Merit
An interesting mop-head of the evergreen world, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’) maintains a rounded, globe-like form of thick, threadlike tendrils. The long foliage pushes up from the center, weeping out and downward, creating its interesting look.
The Whipcord Western Red Cedar is a native American plant, originating from the Pacific Northwest. Amongst other interesting facts, the Whipcord is a relatively recently discovered cultivar, from a chance seedling in 1986.
While actually a cultivar of the arborvitae tree, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar maintains its shrub-like form throughout its long life-span of up to 50 years. This cultivar is deer resistant.
The quirky Whipcord’s prized foliage also changes color! In the Summer months, expect glossy green foliage. As the temperatures cool for Winter, watch the foliage turn an eye-catching bronze-green hue.
A naturally dwarf, mounded evergreen shrub, the slow-growing Whipcord Western Red Cedar reaches a mature height and spread of 4 to 5 feet. This easy to care for the plant does prefer full to partial sun exposure.
The Whipcord Western Red Cedar would work wonderfully as a single, specimen plant in your landscape, or planted in groups for additional appeal. Imagine a few planted amongst the larger stones in your rock garden.
- Unique Weeping Shape
- Color Changing Evergreen
- Easy to Care For
- Long Lasting
The fluffy texture and gorgeous deep-green color of First Editions® Technito® Globe Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis TECHNITO ‘BailJohn’) is an outstanding 2-foot accent shrub with naturally rounded appeal!
The globes attractive dark-green color and flat, scale-like needles are soft and the natural shape has very little upkeep required to maintain its rounded form!
Being rounded and compact makes an excellent sculptural and designer touch for formal and informal landscapes!
- Attractive Dark-Green Evergreen!
- Fantastic Fluffy Shrub
- Naturally Rounded & Symmetrical
- Easy Care & Low Maintenance
- Fresh Green Hedges & Borders
- Full Sun Loving
- Year-Round Presence
- Deer Rarely Bother
- Very Cold Hardy
- Minimal Shearing Required
- Compact & Hardy
- Containers & Excellent Accent Plant