Conifers

Tree Variety Information

Tree & Shrub Growth Rate
Slow: less than 1 foot/year
Moderately slow: 1 - 2 feet/year
Moderately fast: 2 - 3 feet/year
Fast: greater than 3 feet/year

       Longevity
Short-lived: less than 100 years
Moderately short-lived: 100-150 years
Moderately long-lived: 150-250 years
Long-lived: over 250 years

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Colorado Spruce - Picea pungens: 75' to 100' tall. Stiff short needles of this dense evergreen are bluish green to bright silvery blue, soil type dictates color. Moderate to slow growth in silt & clay loams, full sun.



Norway Spruce - Picea abies: 60' to 90' tall with pyramid-shaped crown. Stiff short needles. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, can tolerate some shade.



White Pine - Pinus strobes: 75' to 100' tall in well-drained sandy to clay soils. Less tolerant of shade with age. Long needles, fast growth rate. Long soft needles. Native.



White Spruce - Picea Glauca: 75' to 100' tall. A dense pyramidal tree widely used in hedges and windbreaks. Fast growing in well drained to somewhat poorly drained clay to loam soil. Full sun, can tolerate some shade.


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