February 27, 2011
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Technito® Arborvitae

Technito® Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis ‘Bail John’ PP 15,850 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the lush, dark green foliage of Technito® Arborvitae makes it ideal for a screening hedge, especially where space is limited. It also requires no shearing to maintain the shape and holds […]
February 6, 2011
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Star Power™ Juniper

Star Power™ Juniper Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Star Power™ Juniper is the fastest growing upright juniper we’ve evaluated in our fields, surpassing even Mountbatten Juniper! Its name comes from the blue-green, star-like juvenile foliage that gives the tree […]
December 4, 2010
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Oldfield Common Juniper

Oldfield Common Juniper Juniperus communis var. depressa Description & Overview Oldfield Common Juniper is a Wisconsin native groundcover evergreen. It’s a cold hardy, shrubby evergreen which inhabits the sandy hills of the Kettle Moraine and the clay bluffs along Lake Michigan. Ours are produced from locally collected seed. This plant […]
October 6, 2010
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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides Description & Overview Dawn Redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree that has an upright, pyramidal form slowly reaching heights of up to 100 feet. New foliage emerges light green in spring and turns into an appealing red-bronze color in fall. This conifer is deciduous, meaning it […]
August 5, 2010
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Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview Tamarack is a Wisconsin native deciduous conifer. Unlike most evergreens and conifers, the Tamarack tree loses its needles each winter season. It possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow […]
April 27, 2010
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Trautman Juniper

Trautman Juniper Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’ Description & Overview Trautman Juniper is one of our favorite Juniper selections. Selected by the late Herbert Trautman for its compact size and coarse texture, this evergreen is a great choice for tough sites or those with space restrictions. Berry-like cones in fall add winter […]
March 5, 2010
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Canadian Hemlock

Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Description & Overview Gracefully pyramidal in youth, Canadian Hemlock becomes pendulously pyramidal and open with age. Light yellow-green spring growth changes to a lustrous dark green, with small graceful cones held on the branches. Cooler, moister sites are best for this tree. May also be known […]
March 3, 2010
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Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus Description & Overview One of our most beautiful native pines, Eastern White Pine is a gentle giant playing a large role in Wisconsin’s history. When planting in an appropriate site, this majestic evergreen will last for centuries. Many cultivars exist that allow this pine to […]
February 16, 2010
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Northern White Cedar

Northern White Cedar is a Wisconsin native conifer with a tall and slender form and flattened yellowish-green scale-like leaves. Furrowed bark is reddish-brown to gray. Northern White Cedar is a good choice for screening in moist to low-growing areas.
February 14, 2010
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Everlow Yew

Everlow Yew Taxus x media ‘Everlow’ Description & Overview Everlow Yew is a hybrid of T. baccata and T. cuspidata which makes it sufficiently winter hardy for the upper Midwest. Its claim to fame is short stature and a slow growth rate. Yews are much sought after as so versatile […]
February 11, 2010
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Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar is a Wisconsin native conifer with a dense columnar to pyramidal shape and fragrant grayish-green to bluish-green foliage. Excellent for roadside plantings as they handle heat, dryness, and road salt. The female Eastern Red Cedar produces small silvery-blue berries that songbirds and wildlife covet, particularly Cedar Waxwings.
February 3, 2010
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Pusch Dwarf Norway Spruce

Pusch Dwarf Norway Spruce Picea abies ‘Pusch’ Description & Overview Pusch Dwarf Norway Spruce is a small, unique, slow growing conifer that works as a creative accent addition to rock, Zen and contemporary gardens. It introduces year-round interest to the landscape or garden with its dense needles and precious purple […]
February 2, 2010
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White Fir

White Fir Abies concolor Description & Overview White Fir is an outstanding handsome, large evergreen with distinctive soft, blue-green needles. Its large cones mature to purple-brown, contrasting with the thick foliage. The best fir for the Midwest, as long as it’s planted in well-drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No […]
January 31, 2010
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White Spruce

White Spruce Picea glauca Description & Overview White Spruce is a moderately fast growing native spruce with a broad, conical form. Its needles are an attractive blue-green, contrasting with its small, brown cones. This wide-ranging species is more tolerant of poorly drained and nutrient deficient sites than other spruces, but […]
January 31, 2010
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Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce Picea abies Description & Overview Norway Spruce grows rapidly when young, up to 3 feet per year! However, its large mature size must be considered when siting. This tree should be given plenty of room and is ideal for spaces needing a fast-growing screen. It is also somewhat […]
January 14, 2010
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Emerald Spreader® Yew

Emerald Spreader® Yew Taxus cuspidata ‘Monloo’ Description & Overview Emerald Spreader® Yew is a low maintenance Japanese yew that is noted for its short, wide, emerald green needles that are very bright in color. The low spreading stature and extreme density of this plant makes it useful for small areas […]
September 27, 2000
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Taylor Juniper

Coming soon! We’re currently writing the plant profile for Taylor Juniper. Please check back later.
April 26, 2000
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Midway White Spruce

An intermediate-sized spruce, somewhere between an Alberta Spruce and a Black Hills Spruce, Midway White Spruce is dense and sturdy, and significantly more burn resistant than other spruce. Useful in smaller residential landscapes where a full-size spruce would be too large, Midway White Spruce has great urban tolerance and spider mite resistance. A naturally dense habit that doesn't require shearing.
April 26, 2000
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American Dark Green Arborvitae

Native to Wisconsin, American Dark Green Arborvitae is a dense, columnar to broad pyramidal evergreen, with soft-textured foliage. Requiring little maintenance, American Dark Green Arborvitae look wonderful as a foundation planting, privacy screen, or as an accent or specimen.
February 17, 2000
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Creeping Juniper

Creeping Juniper is a Wisconsin native evergreen, sprawling in form and adaptable to a range of conditions. Green to blue-green scale-like needles are tinged with a unique purple tone in winter. Creeping Juniper is an excellent groundcover or when used along rock walls and slopes for erosion control.
February 16, 2000
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Canadian Yew

Canadian Yew is a sprawling Wisconsin native evergreen with flat, narrow, dark green needles. At home in part shade areas, they prefer moist conditions and are solid options for stabilizing soils along streams, ponds, bogs, or as a groundcover.
February 15, 2000
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Red Pine

Red Pine is a Wisconsin native conifer with a conical shape and oval to rounded crown. Named for its reddish cinnamon-colored bark, Red Pine has yellow-green to dark green soft yet brittle needles. Cones mature to a dark chestnut brown in the second year of growth. Red Pine provides nesting sites for eagles and other birds, as well as seeds for sustenance.
February 15, 2000
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Jack Pine

Jack Pine is a Wisconsin native conifer noted for its short, stiff, olive green needles and curved cones. Somewhat shrubby and flat-topped in appearance, Jack Pine is a medium-grower getting as large as 50 feet tall. Very cold tolerant, Jack Pine are nesting sites for the endangered Kirtland Warbler.
February 8, 2000
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Kings Gold Falsecypress

Kings Gold Falsecypress has unique arching threadlike stems that grow into a graceful mound of golden foliage. Bringing rich color, Kings Gold Falsecypress is excellent as a foundation plant, accent, or as a stand-alone specimen. Its gold color persists through summer when other varieties turn greenish.
February 8, 2000
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Golden Mop Falsecypress

Golden Mop Falsecypress is a low-growing delightful evergreen with bright, golden, thread-like foliage. Soft and fluffy, Golden Mop Falsecypress looks magnificent combined with taller perennials or as a border to soften edges.
February 8, 2000
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Threadleaf Falsecypress

Threadleaf Falsecypress has long, finely textured green foliage on pendulous branches. Globular in shape and bringing a softness to the garden, Threadleaf Falsecypress is an excellent specimen tree or a backdrop for other rough-textured perennials.
February 8, 2000
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Thoweil Hinoki Cypress

Thoweil Hinoki Cypress is a uniquely playful conifer with deep green foliage that seems to undulate. Slower growing, Thoweil Hinoki Cypress is perfect for spaces needing a smaller vertical accent.
February 8, 2000
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Dwarf Gracilis Hinoki Cypress

Dwarf Gracilis Hinoki Cypress is a popular small-sized conifer that maxes out around 6' tall. With beautiful dense and rich green foliage, Dwarf Gracilis Hinoki Cypress is wonderful as a specimen or nestled amongst other perennials.
February 8, 2000
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Jade Waves Fernspray Falsecypress

Jade Waves Fernspray Falsecypress is a unique smaller-sized conifer with a handsome pyramidal form featuring curved branches holding sprays of soft green foliage. An elegant accent providing vertical height in the landscape, Jade Waves Fernspray Falsecypress is lovely on its own or as a screen.
February 8, 2000
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Slender Hinoki Cypress

Slender Hinoki Cypress features graceful, loose branching with a narrow, pyramidal shape. New growth is soft and deep green with a reddish tinge. In winter, needles develop a bronze hue providing unique color in the landscape. Slender Hinoki Cypress is an excellent choice for screening, hedges, and background plantings.
February 8, 2000
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Weeping Falsecypress

Weeping Falsecypress is a stately tree with sweeping branches and pendulous branchlets that create a graceful curtain of deep green foliage. An elegant specimen tree with a distinctive form, Weeping Falsecypress is impressive in any landscape.
February 7, 2000
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Weeping European Larch

Weeping European Larch is an unusual mid-sized specimen conifer with bright, lime green foliage in spring. In fall, needles turn golden before dropping to reveal tawny twigs. Weeping European Larch is an excellent tree for smaller spaces, near a patio, or as an addition to a water garden.
January 20, 2000
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Horstmann’s Silberlocke Korean Fir

Horstmann's Silberlocke Korean Fir is a standout in any garden with curved, green-blue needles, silvery-white undersides, and showy purple cones. A wonderful accent plant with a handsome pyramidal shape that provides interest all season long.