The Allure of Blue-Colored Evergreen Trees
Blue-colored evergreen trees are a class of conifers that boast stunning blue or silver-blue foliage. These trees offer a soothing, cool-toned contrast to the typical greenery found in most gardens. They are highly regarded for their exceptional color retention throughout the year, making them a staple in any landscape designer’s toolbox.
We have compiled a list of a few key species that are sure to add both striking color and texture to your landscape!
Blue Surprise Cypress:
The Blue Surprise Cypress, scientifically known as Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Blue Surprise,’ is a captivating evergreen conifer that adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. This stunning cypress variety boasts a mature height of approximately 10 to 12 feet (3 to 3.6 meters) and a width of 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters). Its striking blue-green foliage provides year-round visual interest, making it an excellent choice for garden enthusiasts and landscapers alike. Whether used as a focal point in a garden or as a privacy screen, the Blue Surprise Cypress’s graceful form and delightful coloration will surely surprise and delight observers.
Hoopsii Colorado Spruce:
The Hoopsii Colorado Spruce, scientifically known as Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii,’ is a majestic evergreen tree that adds a touch of grandeur to any landscape. This remarkable conifer matures to an impressive height of approximately 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) and a width of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters). Its striking, silvery-blue needles create a breathtaking display, making it a standout choice for garden focal points and windbreaks. The Hoopsii Colorado Spruce’s pyramidal shape and vigorous growth make it a superb choice for providing both shade and visual interest in larger outdoor spaces, and its stunning blue hue remains a year-round delight for all who encounter it.
Deep Cove Deodar Cedar:
The Deep Cove Deodar Cedar, scientifically known as Cedrus deodara ‘Deep Cove,’ is an exquisite evergreen tree that brings a touch of elegance and tranquility to any landscape. This stunning cedar variety reaches a mature height of approximately 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) and a width of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters). With its graceful, weeping branches adorned by soft, bluish-green needles, the Deep Cove Deodar Cedar is a captivating addition to gardens and larger outdoor spaces. Its distinctive form and lush foliage make it ideal for providing shade and privacy while evoking a sense of serenity. This majestic cedar cultivar will add natural beauty and charm to any environment, creating a tranquil oasis for those who appreciate its allure.
Blue Arrow Juniper:
The Blue Arrow Juniper, scientifically known as Juniperus virginiana ‘Blue Arrow,’ is a slender and striking evergreen shrub that adds a touch of sophistication to gardens and landscapes. With a mature height of around 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) and a width of just 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters), it boasts a distinctive columnar shape. Its blue-green foliage is both eye-catching and low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for narrow spaces, privacy screens, or as an accent plant. The Blue Arrow Juniper’s compact and upright growth habit ensures it stands out in any garden, providing a striking vertical element while requiring minimal upkeep.
Horstmann's Siberlocke Korean Fir:
Horstmann’s Siberlocke Korean Fir, scientifically known as Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Siberlocke,’ is a charming evergreen tree renowned for its compact and graceful form. This cultivar typically reaches a mature height of about 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) with a similar width, making it an ideal choice for smaller gardens or as a striking accent plant. Its deep green needles have silvery undersides, creating a delightful contrast that adds visual interest year-round. The Horstmann’s Siberlocke Korean Fir’s petite size and unique foliage make it an excellent addition to any landscape, lending a touch of beauty and texture without overwhelming the space.
Blue Atlas Cedar:
The Blue Atlas Cedar, scientifically known as Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca,’ is a majestic evergreen tree that commands attention in any landscape. It showcases a grand and expansive presence with a mature height ranging from 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) and a width of 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters). Its striking blue-green needles create a stunning focal point in gardens and parks, and the tree’s pyramidal shape adds an air of regality to its surroundings. The Blue Atlas Cedar’s size and remarkable coloration make it a popular choice for providing shade, privacy, and year-round visual appeal, making it an iconic addition to larger outdoor spaces.
Blue Baker's Colorado Blue Spruce:
Baker’s Blue Spruce, scientifically known as Picea pungens ‘Bakeri,’ is a charming evergreen tree that adds a touch of elegance to gardens and landscapes. This compact spruce typically reaches a mature height of about 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and has a similar width, making it a perfect choice for smaller outdoor spaces or as an accent plant. Its distinctive silvery-blue needles create a captivating visual contrast year-round. The Baker’s Blue Spruce is an excellent option for adding color and texture to the landscape without overwhelming it, and its manageable size makes it a versatile choice for various garden designs and settings.
Weeping Blue Spruce:
The Weeping Blue Spruce, scientifically known as Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula,’ is a captivating and unique evergreen tree known for its graceful weeping branches. This eye-catching spruce typically reaches a mature height of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) and has a spread of 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters). Its silvery-blue needles hang elegantly from its weeping branches, creating a stunning cascading effect that adds a touch of drama to any landscape. The Weeping Blue Spruce is an excellent choice for focal points in gardens. It provides a weeping form that adds vertical interest while maintaining a manageable size, making it a standout choice for residential and commercial landscapes.
Pinpoint Blue False Cypress:
The Pinpoint Blue False Cypress, scientifically known as Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Sungold,’ is a charming evergreen shrub that lends a pop of color and texture to gardens and landscapes. It typically grows to a mature height of about 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) and maintains a width of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters). Its striking blue-green foliage takes on a delicate thread-like appearance, often featuring hints of gold in its tips, providing year-round visual appeal. The Pinpoint Blue False Cypress is a versatile choice for adding a compact and colorful element to gardens, borders, or even as a container plant, making it an excellent addition to various outdoor settings.
The Vanderwolf Pine, scientifically known as Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid,’ is a handsome evergreen tree that graces landscapes with its majestic presence. This cultivar typically attains a mature height of about 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) with a width of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters). Its elegant, pyramidal shape and long, silvery-blue needles make it a standout choice for gardens, providing a striking focal point and a touch of color contrast. The Vanderwolf Pine’s size and resilience make it an excellent option for adding a touch of nature’s grandeur to gardens, larger yards, or even as a windbreak, ensuring it thrives in various outdoor settings.
Blue Evergreen Trees At Patuxent Nursery
We have a wide selection of blue evergreen trees here at Patuxent Nursery. Stop in today to speak with our plant experts about which ones will work best for your landscape!