Cupressus funebris is a medium-sized coniferous tree growing to 20-35 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter. The foliage grows in dense, usually moderately decumbent and pendulous sprays of bright green, very slender, slightly flattened shoots.The leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long, up to 5 mm long on strong lead shoots; young trees up to about 5..
This majestic evergreen conifer is the tallest tree in America and popular for landscaping in the far western United States. Famous for its red, rot-resistant wood, it is native to the Pacific Coast of northern California and extreme southern Oregon. It rapidly develops a tall, narrow, pyramidal habit with slightly drooping branches lined with deep..
Grown commercially for its tart red berries, this creeping broadleaf evergreen shrub from eastern North America also makes an excellent plant for the culinary or ornamental garden. The prostrate stems root at the nodes to eventually form large mats of narrow dark-green leaves which turn bronze or red in winter. Clusters of pinkish urn-shaped flower..
Ceanothus integerrimus is a deciduous shrub from 1–4 metres (3.3–13 ft) tall with an open ascending to erect branch habit. It is a drought-tolerant phanerophyte. Nitrogen fixing actinomycete bacteria form root nodules on Ceanothus roots. Its stems are round yellow to a pale green in color with either small soft to straight stiff sharp hairs paralle..
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 trun..
The deep green towers and pyramids of Eastern Red Cedar are an enduring and widespread presence in abandoned fields and open roadsides all across eastern North America. Appearing in a variety of shapes and sizes, it tends to grow in large colonies, and most commonly forms either a tall, narrow spire or broadly conical tree. It grows slowly to moder..
The glossy, spined, dark green leaves of English holly are beautiful year round, but look particularly alluring in fall and winter when contrasted with its clusters of cheerful red berries. A tall, pyramid-shaped, broadleaf evergreen tree, it is native to southern and western Europe, western Asia and extreme northern Africa.The leaves can be quite ..
Cultivated in gardens for hundreds of years, English yew is a variable evergreen tree or large shrub with flat, supple, black-green needles. Its many cultivars range in habit from low and spreading to upright and columnar. Its toughness, adaptability, tolerance of shearing, and red fleshy fruits (on female plants) make it a popular choice for hedge..
New leaves are light yellow-green and fuzzy but then mature to dark green and stiff on the stiff bottlebrush. It is showiest anytime from very late winter into late summer when branch tips are crimson-red spikes of bristled flowers. This evergreen large shrub is native to east-central Australia in Queensland and New South Wales. Its branches are a ..
The tall European silver fir reaches great heights with age. Young trees were traditionally used as Christmas trees in Central Europe before North American fir species were introduced to the market. The pyramidal young trees develop wider, more flattened canopies as they grow. They also become enormous. Populations of grand specimens exist througho..
Decorative and very rare, abies like in appearance.Timber is insect resistant and is useful for construction and household furniture making.Used in construction, railroad ties, mine timbering and sundry house implements. The seeds are rich in essential oil that can be used for burning and soap manufacturing. The tree can also be used in medicine.A ..
Phillyrea angustifolia is a slow growing evergreen shrub. Its dark green leathery leaves are lanceolate with entire margins, up to 6cm long and 1cm broad. Its small white/ green fragrant flowers are hermaphrodite and appear in the leaf axils in small clusters. Its fruit is a black drupe which contains a single seed.Phillyrea angustifolia, commonly ..
Plants in the genus Cephalotaxus are commonly called plum yews because the foliage resembles that of yews (Taxus) and the fruits (fleshy seeds) on female plants resemble tiny plums. Cephalotaxus fotunei, commonly called Chinese plum yew, is native to Burma and China. It is a coniferous evergreen that typically grows as a small tree or large shrub t..
It is in leaf all year, in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sand..
Bigtree is the giant drought resistant redwood with a world record for the largest trunk circumference. Though often confused, the narrow coastal species is taller, thinner, more pointed and darker green than this one. Bigtree is found in just a small area on middle elevation west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The region experiences snow in..