|Hinoki Cypress 'Crippsi'|
Some of my favorite evergreens for brightening up any garden include the genus picea (spruce), chamaecyparis (cypress), juniperus (juniper) and cedrus (cedar). In the spruce catergory-the Colorado Blue Spruce 'Hoopsi' is a favorite which grows to an average of fifteen feet in 10 years, stays at smaller size than an ordinary spruce and exhibits a characteristic blue color throughout the year. A smaller globe variety shrub form of the blue spruce is the 'Montgomery' Globe Spruce, another nice addition to any well lit garden.
|'Gold Mop' Cypress|
|Juniperus 'Blue Star'|
|Cedrus atlantica 'Pendula'|
(Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar)
I am hoping you have found the information in the above segment both informative and useful. This is the first in a series of three articles on color in the garden. Parts II and III will focus on the usage of flowering shrubs and perennials to add everlasting color and interest to your landscape.
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