Penland Tree Farm

Landscaping Trees

In 1990, Penland Christmas Tree Farm began selling “ball and burlap” trees to local landscape nurseries and presently ship trees throughout the east coast. We specialize in evergreens used for screening ranging from 5 to 16 feet tall, but also carry a variety of hardwoods from 1 inch to 4 inch caliper.

Leyland Cypress

  The name Leyland cypress is used to describe a group of trees where all the members are sterile hybrids. There are no naturally occurring Leyland cypress. They must be propagated by rooted cuttings. This tree is a hybrid of Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis). In 1888, six seedlings were discovered […]

Deodar Cedar

Deodar cedar, or just “deodar” (the name used in its native India), is a large stately conifer with horizontal spreading branches and a conical shape. It can grow to 150 ft (45.7 m) tall with a 40 ft (12.2 m) spread at ground level. More typically, though, they stay less than 50 ft (15.2 m) […]

Sawtooth Oak

  The Sawtooth Oak tree is a wide spreading shade or lawn tree. This deciduous tree is a great source for wildlife food because it begins to produce acorns in its sixth year in the nursery. It is a highly prized oak for wildlife enthusiasts because of the short time it takes for the tree […]

Laurel Oak

Laurel oak is a tree of pleasing symmetry. It is fast growing, tall, and full. Laurel oak grows scattered with other hardwoods in well-drained hammocks near the edges of streams and rivers. In Florida, it can also be found in flatwoods and moderately well drained soils. It occurs throughout the coastal plain from southeastern Virginia […]

Willow Oak

Willow oak grows mainly in bottomlands of the Coastal Plain from New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania south to Georgia and northern Florida; west to eastern Texas; and north in the Mississippi Valley to southeastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, southern Kentucky and western Tennessee. Willow oak is a medium to large-sized tree that grows […]

Sweet Gum

The Sweetgum tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, is a rapid growing shade tree usually grown for its excellent fall color. It has an upright pyramidal growth habit in its youth and then becomes spreading, irregular and open as it ages. The star shaped lustrous dark green foliage turns a spectacular fall color, often a combination of green, […]

October Glory Maple

An improved cultivar over all other Red Maple Trees… superior red color of the October Glory Maple™ is intense. An ideal landscaping tree… a fast growing tree that requires minimal attention! Commonly used to line drives or boulevards. October Glory Maple Trees quickly mature into a pleasing oval shape, reaching up to 40 ft. Its […]

Autumn Blaze Maple

The Autumn Blaze Maple is one of the most popular new tree introductions in history. Brilliant fall color without the mess and maintenance! You plant it and forget it. Municipalities love these trees because they are very disease-resistant, even for maples. They’re not bothered by car exhaust and they don’t drop seed pods. Autumn Blaze […]

White Pine

Eastern White Pine is an excellent ornamental conifer and is also an important timber species. When well established, it has a rapid growth rate when young with long distances between the annual lateral branches. Its form is somewhat pyramidal when young and becomes broad with age. The 3­5″ long needles found in bundles of five […]

Virginia Pine

The Virginia Pine’s needles occur in pairs. They are twisted and range from 1.5 to 3″ in length. They are relatively short when compared to those of other pines. Loblolly needles, by comparison, are from 4 to 9″ long. Individual needle clusters can remain for 3 or 4 years. They are then shed and replaced […]

Carolina Sapphire Cypress

Carolina Sapphire is a fast growing conifer great for making a privacy screen. Growing faster than Leyland Cypress, the Carolina Sapphire adds 3′ to 5′ per year and will reach a height around 40 feet. The Carolina Sapphire contrasts well with plants nearby. The foliage is bluish-gray in color and, also extremely aromatic. Carolina Sapphire […]

Red Cedar

The Eastern Red Cedar is an attractive evergreen that is grown as a large shrub or small tree with a dense pyramidal form. The Eastern Red Cedar is often used for windbreaks, screens and for median strip plantings in the highway. The Eastern Red Cedar will grow in a variety of soil types including clay […]

Blue Ice Cypress

Size – This conifer will go to a height of about 30 feet, maybe more, with a spread of about 1/4th the height, or roughly 8 to 10 feet. Is a fast grower, averages about 2 ½ to 3 feet per year. Foliage- Evergreen scales flattened to form branchlets, the scales are tightly pressed against […]

Nellie R. Stevens Holly

There are many kinds of hollies, most (but not all) of which are evergreen. Some stay short and are considered shrubs, while others grow tall and are treated as trees. ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly falls into the latter category. It is an evergreen tree of the broadleaf variety. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for ‘Nellie R. […]

Emerald Green Arborvitae

‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae is an evergreen in the Cypress family. Although some might say they are, technically, tall shrubs, they are commonly referred to as “trees.” USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for ‘Emerald Green’ Arborvitae Trees: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae should be grown in zones 2-7. Characteristics of ‘Emerald Green’ Arborvitae Trees: ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae usually reaches […]