Evergreen Buyers Guide

We wrote up this evergreen tree buyers guide to help you decide what species of evergreen seedling is best for your needs.

Common Name Latin Name Sun Soils Zones Height
Austrian Pine
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
Pinus nigra
salty soils
clay soils
wide range of soils
Zones 3-7 60ft
Bald Cypress
Seasonally available as:
bare root seedling
Taxodium distichum rich wet soils
swampy soils
flooded areas
marshes
Zones 5-10 70ft
Balsam Fir
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Abies balsamea
rich soils
swampy soils
sandy soils
Zones 3-7 90ft
Black Hills Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Picea glauca ‘Densata’ sandy soils
light soils
Zones 3-6 80ft
Black Spruce
Seasonally available as:
bare root seedling
Picea mariana
rich soils
swampy soils
darker soils
wetlands
Zones 3-6 30ft
Canaan Fir
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
bare root transplant
Abies balsamea var.
phanerolepsis

rich soils
swampy soils
darker soils
Zones 3-7 50ft
Canadian Hemlock
Seasonally available as:
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Tsuga canadensis
rich soils
clay soils
Zones 3-7 70ft
Colorado Blue Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Picea pungens ‘Glauca’ wide range of soils Zones 3-6 100ft
Concolor Fir
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Abies concolor
rich soils
sandy soils
clay soils
Zones 3-7 150ft
Douglas Fir
Seasonally available as:
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Pseudotsuga menziesii rich soils
swampy soils
Zones 3-7 200ft
Eastern Red Cedar
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Juniperus virginiana lighter soils
sandier soils
drier soils
poor soils
Zones 3-9 40ft
Fraser Fir
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Abies fraseri slightly acidic soils
rocky soils
sandy soils
Zones 3-7 80ft
Leyland Cypress
Seasonally available as:
bare root transplant
x Cupressocyparis leylandii
wide range of soils
wide range of pH levels
drier soils
Zones 6-10 50ft
Meyers Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
Picea meyeri
light soils
heavy soils
acidic soils
Zones 3-8 40ft
Norway Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Picea abies rich soils
sandy soils
Zones 3-6 150ft
Ponderosa Pine
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Pinus ponderosa poor soils
clay soils
rocky soils
well drained soils
acidic soils
Zones 3-7 125ft
Red Pine
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
Pinus resinosa sandy soils
light soils
rocky soils
poor soils
Zones 3-6 150ft
Serbian Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
Picea omorika wide range of soils Zones 4-7 60ft
Tamarack Larch
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
Larix laricina swampy soils
wide range of soils
Zones 2-6 65ft
White Cedar
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
Thuja occidentalis
wide range of soils Zones 3-9 40ft
White Pine
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Pinus strobus sandy soils
light soils
Zones 3-7 200ft
White Spruce
Seasonally available as:
plug seedling
plug transplant
bare root seedling
bare root transplant
Picea glauca
wide range of soils Zones 3-6 100ft

Save

Save

Save

Save