Yew
Taxus spp.
    Taxus is a genus of yews, small coniferous trees or shrubs in the yew family
    Taxaceae. They are relatively slow growing and can be very long-lived. ALL
    parts of the plant are  poisonous EXCEPT for the axils (red fruit.) The seed is
    DANGEROUSLY poisonous.
Representative
Photo
Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth
Rate
Scientific
Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Pyramidal Yew
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
25' to 40'
4B to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Taxus cuspidata
'Capitata'
15' to 20'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
Densiformis Yew
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Single trunk
36" to 4'
4B to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline, Well
drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Taxus X media
'Densiformis'
4' to 6'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
    Other yew varieties available at Blueview Nurseries include the following: 'Greenwave,' 'Repandens,' 'Tauntoni,' 'Hatfield,'
    'Hicksii,' 'Nigra.'
Spruce
Picea spp.
evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern (taiga) regions of the
earth. Spruces are large trees, from 60' –180' tall when (taiga) regions of the earth.
Spruces are large trees, from 60' –180' tall when mature.from 60' –180' tall when
mature.60' –180' tall when mature.180' tall when mature. tall when mature.
Representative
Photo
Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth
Rate
Scientific Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
8' to 20'
2A to 6B
Soil Condition:   Acidic,
Clay, Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Slow growth
rate
Picea glauca
'Conica'
36" to 5'
Partial shade
to full sun
N.A.
Serbian Spruce
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit is persistent
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
35' to 60'
4A to 7A
Soil Condition:   Acidic,
Clay, Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Slightly alkaline,
Well drained, Acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Picea omorika
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
Hoopsii Colorado
Blue Spruce
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
35' to 60'
2B to 7A
Soil Condition:   Acidic,
Alkaline, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic, Alkaline
Medium salt tolerance
Tolerates wetness,
Tolerates moderate
drought
Average
growth rate
Picea pungens
'Hoopsii'
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
Colorado Blue
Spruce
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
35' to 60'
4A to 7A
Soil Condition:   Acidic,
Alkaline, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic, Alkaline
Tolerates wetness,
Tolerates moderate
drought
Average
growth rate
Picea pungens
var. 'Glauca'
15' to 25'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in
moist soil
    Other Spruce available at Blueview Nurseries: 'Nana,'  'Colorado,' 'Fat Albert,' 'Bakeri,' 'Montgomery,' 'Topiary Globe,'
    'Moerheim.'
Pine
Pinus spp.
    A pine is a coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. There
    are about 115 species of pine. Pines are native to most of the Northern
    Hemisphere.
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Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth
Rate
Scientific
Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Limber Pine
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
35' to 50'
4A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Low salt tolerance
Drought tolerant,
Tolerates wetness
Slow growth
rate
Pinus flexilis
25' to 35'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
Mugo Pine
- Fragrant foliage
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Fruit causes litter
- Fruit is persistent
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Can be trained to single
trunk
36" to 12'
2A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
High salt tolerance
Tolerates moderate
drought
Slow growth
rate
Pinus Mugo
6' to 12'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in dry
soil
Austrian Pine
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit causes litter
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
- Single trunk
25' to 40'
5A to 8A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Slightly alkaline,
Well drained,
Acidic, Slightly
alkaline
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Average
growth rate
Pinus nigra
25' to 35'
Full sun
N.A.
Eastern White
Pine
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Single trunk
50' to 75'
3B to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained, Acidic
Does not tolerate
salt
Average
growth rate
Pinus strobus
25' to 35'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in
moist soil
    Other pines available at Blueview Nurseries include: Swiss Stone Pine, Dwarf Mugo Pine, 'French Blue,' Scotch Pine, and
    Japanese Black Pine.
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Photo
Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth
Rate
Scientific Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Eastern Red Cedar
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Seashore
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Trunk is showy
- Single trunk
25' to 50'
2A to 9A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic,
Alkaline
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Fast growth
rate
Juniperus virginiana
15' to 25'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Fast growth
rate
Wichita Blue
- North American native
- Highly flammable
- Alpine garden, specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Fruit is persistent
- Attractive fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Can be trained to single
trunk
10' to 15'
3B to 9B
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Loamy, Neutral,
Sandy, Well
drained, Acidic,
Alkaline
Drought tolerant
Average
growth rate
Juniperus
scopulorum
'Wichita Blue'
4' to 6'
Full sun
Grows in dry
soil
    Other Upright Junipers available at Blueview Nurseries: 'Blue Haven,' Blue Point,' 'Hetzii Columnaris,' 'Manhattan,'
    'Moonglow,' 'Sky Rocket,' Torulosa.'
Upright Junipers
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Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth Rate
Scientific Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Pfitzer Aurea
- Fragrant foliage
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Border, erosion control
- Ground cover, massing
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
36" to 4'
5A to 10A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Slow growth
rate
Juniperus
chinensis
'Pfitzeriana Aurea'
8' to 10'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in dry to
moist soil
Sea Green Juniper
- Fragrant foliage
- Not North American native
- Highly flammable
- Erosion control
- Massing
- Specimen
- Inconspicuous flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
24" to 36"
5A to 10A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Slow growth
rate
Juniperus
chinensis
'Sea Green'
8' to 12'
Partial
shade to full
sun
Grows in dry to
moist soil
    Other Spreading Junipers available at Blueview Nurseries: 'Broadmoor,' 'Goldstar,' ' Hetzi,' 'Hetzi Gauca,' 'Pfitzer,' 'Old Gold.'
Spreading Junipers
Low Spreading Junipers
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Common Name
Attributes

Height
Hardiness
Soil & Climate
Growth Rate
Scientific Name
Spread
Exposure
Moisture
Blue Rug Juniper
- North American native
- Fragrant foliage
- Inconspicuous flowers
or blooms
- Fruit is rare
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Trunk has no thorns
- Usually has one trunk
3" to 6"
3A to 9A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Drought tolerant
Average growth
rate
Juniperus
horizontalis
'Wiltonii'
6' to 10'
Full sun
Grows in dry to
moist soil
Blue Star Juniper
- Not North American
native
- Highly flammable
- Ground cover
- Massing
- Rock garden
- Specimen
- There are no flowers or
blooms
- Inconspicuous fruit
- Multiple trunks
- Trunk is not showy
- Trunk has no thorns
36" to 4'
5A to 7A
Soil Condition:   
Acidic, Alkaline,
Clay, Loamy,
Neutral, Sandy,
Well drained,
Acidic, Alkaline
Medium salt
tolerance
Drought tolerant
Slow growth rate
Juniperus squamata
'Blue Star'
36" to 4'
Partial shade
to full sun
Grows in dry to
moist soil
    Other low spreading Junipers available at Blueview Nurseries: 'Andorra,' 'Andorra compacta,' 'Bar Harbor,' 'Blue Chip,' 'Blue
    Pacific,' 'Blue Prince,' 'Grey Owl,' ' Nana,' 'Parsoni,' 'Prince of Wales,' 'Sargenti.'  
Juniper
Juniperus spp.
    Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family
    Cupressaceae.  There are between 50-67 species of juniper, widely distributed
    throughout the northern hemisphere.
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