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A tree that is usually (but not always) a gymnosperm, in many cases bears cones and needle-shaped or scale-like leaves. This tree normally keeps foliage or needles through the entire year.

Evergreen trees called softwoods are coniferous. They include pine, spruces, firs, and cedars. Wood hardness varies among the conifer species, and some are actually harder than some hardwoods.

Evergreen Trees Available at the Penland Tree Farm

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) […]

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 […]

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