James H. Schutte
(Mugho Pine, Rock Island Compact Mugho Pine, Swiss Mountain Pine)
Mugho pine is a shrubby evergreen conifer native to the mountains of south-central Europe and the Balkan Peninsula. Its cultivar 'Rock Island Compact' slowly matures into a small, dense, rounded shrub with upswept branches.
The stiff, crowded, dark green needles of this pine occur in bundles of two. This semi-dwarf cultivar eventually forms a broad teardrop-shaped shrub of about head height.
Mugho pine is best planted in full sun and average to well-drained soil. Its relative lime-tolerance...
(Dwarf White Pine)
This slower growing, shorter selection of white pine is a reliable compact landscape tree with shorter blue-green needles and dark grayish brown bark. Unlike the standard species, it develops a rounded crown and is less vulnerable to storm damage.
Valued as a landscape and lumber tree, white pine is a stately, fast-growing evergreen. It is distributed across the eastern half of North America, from Newfoundland to Georgia, and grows best in open, upland areas with well-drained soils. Mature specimens...
(Fastigiate White Pine, White Pine)
A narrow-crowned form of one of eastern North America's most stately and beautiful pines, this popular cultivar originated in cultivation in Germany in the late nineteenth century.
Like all white pines, this cultivar has long flexible evergreen needles in fascicles (bundles) of five. The needles are blue-green. Plants bear large pendent female cones and clusters of small yellowish male cones on new growth in spring. The conical female cones are olive-green and rubbery when young, brown and woody...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This is among the smallest of all forms of white pine, Pinus strobus, with a stature and proportions that make it a true shrub. It is a form of a species that has proven to be a reliable component in American landscapes for hundreds of years. The range of the species spans most of the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. An extremely slow-growing selecton, ‘Greg’ bears short, supple, blue-green needles. It very slowly forms a calf-high mound somewhat wider than tall, making a fine...
(Fastigiate Scots Pine, Scots Pine)
This small, narrow, slow-growing tree is a cultivar of Scots pine, a medium to large evergreen tree from the upper latitudes of the Old World.
Like all Scots pines, 'Fastigiata' has stiff, slightly twisted blue green needles that occur in bundles of two. The dense, shaggy foliage is highly attractive against the cinnamon-colored scaly bark. This cultivar gradually forms a small narrow columnar tree, which often becomes gaunt with age.
Like all Scots pines, ‘Fastigiata' likes full sun, but...
Mark A. Miller
(Mount Vernon Blue Scots Pine, Scots Pine)
Grown for its showy foliage and its relatively compact habit, 'Mount Vernon Blue' is a cultivar of Scots pine, a medium to large evergreen tree from the upper latitudes of the Old World.
Like all Scots pines, 'Mount Vernon Blue' has stiff, slightly twisted blue-green needles that occur in bundles of two. The needles of this cultivar are heavily tinged with blue. The dense, shaggy foliage is highly attractive against the scaly cinnamon-colored bark. This cultivar grows slowly to moderately into...
(Japanese Cheesewood, Mock Orange)
Japanese mock orange is a large broadleaf evergreen shrub native to eastern Asia. Its dense branches bear whorls of glossy, leathery, oval leaves. Terminal clusters of creamy-white, bell-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers appear in spring, followed by orange pea-sized fruit that opens to reveal red seeds. Variegated and dwarf cultivars are available.
Japanese mock orange prefers sun or partial shade and moist, fertile, well drained soil. It is highly salt tolerant. Use it in unsheared hedges, foundation...
A compact, dense habit sets this vigorous Pittosporum apart from the others. Japanese mock orange is a large broadleaf evergreen shrub native to eastern Asia. Its thick branches bear dense whorls of large, glossy, leathery, oval leaves. Terminal clusters of creamy white, bell-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers appear in spring, followed by orange pea-sized fruit that opens to reveal red seeds.
Japanese mock orange prefers sun or partial shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. It...