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Is there such thing as a short evergreen?

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by rimorchione on May 03, 2006 07:58 AM
My wife wants to plant an evergreen tree in our front yard. I told her, however, that most evergreens can grow up to 50 feet tall or taller, based on what I’ve read. That kind of discouraged her. She still wants one, though. I showed her a Dwarf Alberta Spruce, but she wasn’t a big fan of it. She seems to prefer firs. Any suggestions on an evergreen that will reach only about 15-20 feet in height that would be good for zone 6?
by peppereater on May 03, 2006 02:52 PM
Look into yews or mugho pines. Here the taxus yews, many varieties, do well, I think they use yew podocarpus in western states, but I'm not familiar with it.
Also look at Arizona Cypress and some of the junipers.
I'm sure others here have many suggestions.

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by johnCT on May 04, 2006 01:22 AM
Most arborvitaes won't get more than 20 feet.

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John - Zone 6

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