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Birds Nest Spruce


Plant Type:    Evergreen

Zone:     2-8

Height:     3-5 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full to partial sun.

Soil:     Does best in slightly acidic, well-drained soils but can adapt to most soil types.

Uses:     Borders, containers, rock garden, specimen

Flower:     Non-flowering

Foliage:     Green needles on outward curving branches which creates the bird nest look.

Pruning:     Slow growing and low maintenance, should not requiring pruning.

Deer Resistance:    Rarely damaged

Golden Mop


Plant Type:     Evergreen

Zone:     4-8

Height:     3 feet

Spread:     3-5 feet

Light:     Full sun to Partial Shade

Soil:    Best in moist, well drained, fertile soils, drought tolerant once established

Uses:     Rock garden, Border, Specimen, Container

Flower:    Non flowering

Foliage:   Brilliant yellow needled foliage adds color all year round.

Pruning:     Pruning is rarely needed on this slow growing evergreen.  Light pruning to shape plant can be done in spring or early summer.

Deer Resistance:  Rarely damaged