Evergreens for Small Yards
Evergreens well-suited to a smaller property (mine is a third of an acre). Drought tolerance is a plus.
Notice the relationship between the Sedum x 'Autumn Joy zones 4 to 11 Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum, zones 4 to 9. The flower heads are similar in shape and when the sedum opens similar in color. Theydiffer in size and textural form. The blue Japanese false cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera Curly Tops zones 4 to 8 is juxtaposed with the ceramic piece. They share a blue color, are both somewhat round, and the top line of the conifer mimics the line in the pattern of the pot's glaze.
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Cedrus deodara ' Sanders Blue ' Blue Himalayan Cedar: Cedrus deodara ' Sanders Blue ' Blue Himalayan Cedar with a medium growth rate and a upright skinny shape that will grow taller than wide. New growth is powder blue and has a graceful drooping form. Older growth slowly darkens with age to a blue-green which really shows off the new tips. Soil should be loose and well drained. At full maturity may reach 40'.
Prostrate Beauty Cedrus Deodara. (Himalayan Cedar)
Rustic charm - Topiary conifers planted in rustic pots make a gorgeous feature for entrance ways.
Spirea thunbergii 'Mt. Fuji' is a luscious lime green in summer, which together with the cool blue tones of Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' ease the summer heat.
Medora Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Medora'): Attractive blue green foliage on a narrow column that holds form well without pruning! Excellent vertical accent, useful for landscape framing. Very durable specimen that tolerates heat, cold, drought, and seacoast exposure. Evergreen. Slow-growing; 10-ft tall and 2-3 ft wide.
Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis): Popular evergreen tree having a graceful, densely-branched form. Excellent when used for screening, groupings and accents. Trim into a lovely hedge that thrives under most conditions. Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. :
Siberian Cypress would be nice in the yard
Dwarf Eastern White Pine is an evergreen conifer displaying soft delicate blue-green needles on a compact shrub. Pinus strobus 'Nana' is hardy to zones 3-9, prefers full sun and a moderately moist slightly acidic soil. Dwarf Eastern White Pine is slow growing reaching an eventual 3 feet tall by 4- 6 feet wide and is deer resistant.
Blue Shag Eastern White Pine - Monrovia - zone 3-8. This easy-care Conifer has a dwarf, dense habit with short, blue green needles that are soft to the touch. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and effective in rock gardens, shrub borders or as a specimen. Evergreen.