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Plants Matching needled or scaled evergreen

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Image of Abies procera

James H. Schutte

(Noble Fir)

Comprising some 50 tree species from cool areas of the Northern Hemisphere, firs are used worldwide for lumber, pulpwood, Christmas trees, and ornamental plants. In parts of the North Temperate Zone these coniferous evergreens are dominant forest species, important for erosion control and wildlife forage and cover.

Most firs are medium to large, conical trees with a dominant central leader. Their flattened, straight or up-curved needles sit directly on the smooth branchlets (rather than on...

Image of Abies veitchii photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Christmastree, Veitch Fir)

A handsome evergreen with deep green needles that curved upwards to reveal the silvery undersides, veitch fir also produces purplish cones. A tall conifer evergreen that is relatively fast-growing, it is native to central and southern Japan. Its smooth bark is sandy brown to gray in hue.

The non-prickly needles are short and glossy, dark green with silver to blue-green undersides. Needles densely line the branches' end twigs. Male and female cones are borne in late spring; the female cones become...

Image of Araucaria araucana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(House Pine, Monkey Puzzle Tree)

Sparse, architecturally interesting branches laced with sharp, triangular needles makes monkey puzzle tree one of the more odd but entertaining trees for mild temperate zone landscapes. A tall evergreen tree native to the slopes of the Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina, it has dark grayish brown bark and produces cones. It is pleasingly pyramid-shaped when young, looking like an artificial Christmas tree without the wiry needles yet extended. With time, its shape become tall with a rounded upper...

Image of Cedrus deodara photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Deodar Cedar)

Deodar cedar is among the world’s most elegant and stately of evergreen conifers. This western Himalayan native tree has fast growth and develops a broad, pyramidal habit. Its dense branches are covered in green to blue-green needles. The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a soft and luxurious feel. With time, the trunks and branches become very picturesque, especially when viewed from under the canopy. The female cones are held upright on the upper tree branches and...

Image of Cedrus deodara

James H. Schutte

(Deodar Cedar)

Deodar cedar is a western Himalayan evergreen tree, and 'Albospicta' is the same tree except for its ivory-tipped new growth. It was iscovered in a garden in Ireland in 1899. It has a slower growth rate than the species and develops an upright but irregular pyramidal shape. The branches are dense and covered in green needles with the youngest tip growth an attractive ivory that slowly turns green in summer. These branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a soft and luxurious...

Image of Cedrus deodara

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Deodar Cedar, Golden Deodar Cedar)

Golden Deodar cedar (also known by the cultivar name 'Aurea') is an evergreen, cone-bearing tree admired for beautiful yellowish new needles that slowly darken to yellow-green over the summer. It is slower growing than the species, which is native to the western Himalayas, and develops an open, upright pyramidal shape at a young age. The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a relaxed, luxurious feel. With time, the trunks and branches become very picturesque, especially...

Image of Cedrus deodara

James Burghardt

(Deodar Cedar, Feeling Blue Cedar)

Deodar cedar is among the world’s most elegant and stately of evergreen conifers. This western Himalayan native tree has fast growth and develops a broad, pyramidal habit. Its dense branches are covered in green to blue-green needles. The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a soft and luxurious feel. With time, the trunks and branches become very picturesque, especially when viewed from under the canopy. The female cones are held upright on the upper tree branches and...

Image of Cedrus deodara

James Burghardt

(Deodar Cedar, Prostrate Beauty Cedar)

Deodar cedar is among the world’s most elegant and stately of evergreen conifers. This western Himalayan native tree has fast growth and develops a broad, pyramidal habit. Its dense branches are covered in green to blue-green needles. The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a soft and luxurious feel. With time, the trunks and branches become very picturesque, especially when viewed from under the canopy. The female cones are held upright on the upper tree branches and...

Image of Cedrus libani photo by: Mary S. Thomas

Mary S. Thomas

(Cedar of Lebanon)

Among the world’s most stately of evergreen conifers, cedar of Lebanon carries much historical and religious regard. This eastern Mediterranean native tree, from Turkey to Lebanon, has slow growth and eventually develops a broad, spreading and beautifully imposing habit. When younger it is more pyramidal in shape with brighter green foliage. Its horizonatal branches are covered in gray-green to dark green needles when older. With time, the trunks and branches become very picturesque, especially when...

Image of Cedrus libani ssp. stenocoma photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Hardy Cedar of Lebanon)

Among the world’s most stately of evergreen conifers, cedar of Lebanon subspecies stenocoma is the most winter hardy of all true cedars, surviving into protected parts of USDA zone 4. This eastern Mediterranean native tree, from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, has slow growth and eventually develops a rigid, stiffened and pyramidal to almost column-like form. Its branches are covered in bright green then gray-green to dark green needles when older. With time, the trunks and branches become...