Other Redwood-like Conifers

Other Redwood-like Conifers


The Others...

These include the Cypresses and Cedars. They are very popular for many uses in the landscape design, shelterbelt plantings, and just to add some character around the house and garden.

The Leyland and Italian Cypresses, Western Red Cedar, Arbor-Vitae, Port Orford Cedar, and Incense Cedar all can be used as windbreaks and privacy screens, or as stand alone specimens. The drawback is that the cold tolerance of most of these limits where they should be planted.

The Leyland and Italian Cypresses are not strongly cold tolerant, similar to the redwood, but these can tolerant very hot and dry conditions. These are more cold tolerant of short cold snaps, as low as single digits, but they prefer warmer climates from zone 6 to zone 10.

The Port Orford Cedar and Incense Cedar are medium in cold tolerance and moisture preferences. They can tolerate temperatures below zero degrees for short periods, and periods of summer drought. Zone 6, and maybe into Zone 5.

The best choice for dense evergreen screens are the Western Red Cedar and Arbor-Vitae. These are closely related, and can withstand the coldest of temperatures, down to Plant Zones 3 and 5, and up to zones 8 for the Western Red, and zone 10 for the Arbor Vitae. They do like being moist, especially during the summer.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingArbor Vitae - Hardy, gets up to 30 feet tall, and can be planted from Zones 3 to 10. They like half shade to full sun, with medium-fast growth. They are popular as screens or as specimens, but great for privacy screens and windbreaks!Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscaping


Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingLeyland Cypress - Very hardy, grows up to 40 feet tall, and plantable from Zones 6 to 10. They prefer full sun, fast growing, great for hot dry areas as privacy screens and windbreaks.
New Items for Spring 2007 - The Naylor's Blue Leyland, and teh Gold Rider Leyland. Same as the regular Leyland Cypress, just some added coloration... Watch for these, and maybe Book your order early.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingItalian Cypress - Very hardy, grows up to 60 feet tall, and plantable in Zones 7 to 10. They like full sun, grow in a tight column shape, at a slow to medium growth speed. They are great for dry areas as windbreaks or privacy screens, hedges, or as a stand-alone specimen. Similar usage as the Leyland Cypress, but these have a very tight column shape.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingBald Cypress - Very hardy, grows up to 60 feet tall, in Zones 5 to 10. They like full sun, are medium-fast growers, and are great for wet and swampy areas. Plant these also as screens, hedges, or as specimens. Very similar to the Redwoods, but this deciduous conifer has gold to reddish fall color before dropping its foliage.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingWestern Red Cedar - Hardy, gets up to 100 feet tall, plantable in Zones 5 to 8, from full shade to full sun. Good for wet areas, good hedges and screens, and as a specimen tree.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingIncense Cedar- Hardy, grows up to 100 feet tall, and plantable from Zones 5 to 8. They prefer half shade to full sun, have red fiberous bark, and are medium-fast growing. Plant as privacy screens or as specimens.

Empire National Nursery fast growing trees for home and garden landscapingPort Orford Cedar - Hardy, grows up to 100 feet tall, plant from Zones 5 to 9, in full shade to full sun. Prefers wet and cool areas, and is great for screens or windbreaks.

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping And how about blue color? The Colorado Blue Spruce is highly desired, but being slow-growers, and availability in larger sizes being rather spendy, there are a few columnar Junipers that can work here as well. Arizona Cypress can offer another fairly fast growing blue evergreen, but they are limited to the warmer zones, and we dont grow them anyways...

Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping The Junipers -
Need an Evergreen for those hot dry locations?

Consider these for -
Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Fast Growth,
Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Evergreen,
Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Good for Hot and Dry Climates,
Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Good for Cold and Dry Climates, and,
Empire National Nursery has fast growing trees and shrub plants for home garden landscaping Grow in almost all soils (poor, acidic, alkaline, rocky, sandy, etc.)

Learn more about the Junipers by - Empire National Nursery Redwoods, Sequoia's, and evergreensClicking here...


All of the Conifers & Evergreens we carry can be seen by Empire National Nursery Redwoods, Sequoia's, and evergreensClicking here...

Or, everything in the Virtual Catalog Empire National Nursery Redwoods, Sequoia's, and evergreensClicking here...


Use your Back Button to return to the previous page...

fast growing trees from Empire National Nursery Support Our Troops!

Do a Search for: 'support our troops' or others phrases. Get connected to good organizations that can show you how to help Our service men and women!


fast growing trees from Empire National Nursery Fast Growing Trees for Privacy



    Home Page


    Web Author: See the Catalog (http://www.cdr3.com/catalog)
    Copyright 2014 by 1997 by Empire National Nursery, LLC - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED