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Emerald Green
Arborvitae
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
12' to 20'
2B to 7A
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Slightly
alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates flooding,
Tolerates
moderate drought
Slow growth rate
Thuja
occidentalis
'Smaragd'
36' to 5'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in wet soil
Dark American
Arborvitae
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
25' to 30'
2A to 7A
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Slightly
alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates flooding,
Tolerates
moderate drought
Slow growth rate
Thuja
occidentalis
'Nigra'
4' to 6'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in wet soil
Green
Giant
Arborvitae
- Evergreen screen or
specimen plant for parks
or large landscape
settings.
- Suitable alternative to
Leyland cypress.
- Tightly pyramidal to
conical evergreen tree;
uniform appearance.
- Dense, rich green,
scalelike  foliage in
flattened sprays
- Fruit: Persistent, oblong
cones,  approximately 1/2
inch length.
60'
5A to 7A
Grows in soil
types from sandy
loams to heavy
clays.
Rapid Growth
Thuja
plicata
12' to 20'
Full to
Partial Sun
Grows in well
drained soils.
    Other Arborvitae available at Blueview Nurseries:  American Arborvitae: 'Pyramidalis,' 'Techney,' Woodwardii,' 'Boothi.'   Giant
    Arborvitaes: 'Atrovirens,' 'Hogan'
Arborvitae
American, Giant
Thuja spp.
    Thuja (pronounced Thuya) is a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae
    (cypress family). There are five species in the genus. They are commonly known
    as arborvitae (from Latin for tree of life), due to the evergreen foliage.
Cedar
Cedrus  spp.
    Cedar, in a strict botanical sense, refers to those trees belonging to the genus
    Cedrus in the coniferous plant family Pinaceae.
Cypress
Chamaecyparis spp.
    Chamaecyparis is genus of conifers in the family Cupressaceae, native to
    eastern Asia and western and eastern North America.
Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii
    Douglas Fir is the common name applied to coniferous trees of the genus
    Pseudotsuga in the family Pinaceae. There are five species worldwide.
Alaska Cedar
Nootka Cypress
Callitropsis spp.
(Xanthocyparis) spp.
    Callitropsis  is a genus of two species of cypresses in the family Cupressaceae.
         (This plant, until recently, was classified under the genus Chamaecyparis.)
Hemlock
Tsuga canadensis
    Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), also known as Canadian Hemlock, is a
    coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It grows well in shade and may
    live for over 400 years (exceptionally 800 years).
Fir
Abies spp.
    Firs (Abies) are a genus of between 45-55 species of evergreen conifers in the family
    Pinaceae.  
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A large weeping Alaska Cedar doing its thing.
Weeping Alaska Cedar
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
45' to 60'
4A to 8A
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Tolerates
moderate drought
Average growth
rate
Callitropsis
nootkatensis
'pendula'

Formerly
Chamaecyparis
15' to 25'
Full shade to
full sun
Grows in moist
soil
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Blue Atlas Cedar
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
6A to 8A
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Drought tolerant
Average
growth rate
Cedrus atlantica
'Glauca'
35' to 50'
Partial shade
to full sun
N.A.
A Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar,awaits a new home.
Weeping
Blue Atlas
Cedar
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Usually has one trunk
10' to 15'
6A to 8A
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Drought tolerant
Average
growth rate
Cedrus atlantica
'Glauca Pendula'
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
N.A.
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Leyland Cypress
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- There are no flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Plant has no fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
25' to 50'
6A to 10A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Drought tolerant
Fast growth
rate
X Cupressocyparis
leylandii
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
N.A.
Hinoki Falsecypress
'Compacta
- Attractive foliage
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Container
- Foundation
- Massing
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk has no thorns
36" to 6'
5A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Tolerates
moderate drought
Slow growth
rate
Chamaecyparis obtusa
'Compacta'
36" to 6'
Full sun
Grows in
moist soil
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Douglas Fir
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
40' to 60'
5A to 6A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates
moderate drought
Average growth
rate
Pseudotsuga
menziesii
25' to 30'
Full sun
Grows in dry soil
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White Fir
Concolor Fir
- Attractive foliage
- North American native
- Fragrant foliage
- Highly flammable
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
75' to 100'
4A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic
Does not
tolerate salt
Drought tolerant
Slow growth rate
Abies concolor
20' to 35'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in moist soil
Fraser Fir
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
30' to 40'
5A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic
Tolerates
moderate drought
Slow growth rate
Abies fraseri
10' to 20'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in moist soil
    Blueview Nurseries also carries Balsam Fir, and Canaan Fir.
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Eastern or Canadian
Hemlock
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
4A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Tsuga canadensis
25' to 35'
Full shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
Hinoki Falsecypress
"Crippsii'
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Single trunk
10' to 15'
4A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic
Tolerates moderate
drought
Average
growth rate
Chamaecyparis obtusa
'Crippsii'
5' to 8'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
Boulevard Cypress
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
20' to 30'
5A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Chamaecyparis
pisifera
'Boulevard'
15' to 20'
15' to 20'
Grows in
moist soil
    Other Cypress available at Blueview Nurseries: 'Filicoides,'  'Gracilis,'  'Gracilis Aurea,'  'Nana Gracilis,'  'Nana Gracilis Aurea,'
    'Filifera Aurea.'
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