Dwarf and midsized conifers make an excellent living Christmas tree.
This Christmas we have Picea abies (Norway Spruce) 'Clanbrassilliana'. We can call it Tollymore Spruce. It matures slowly into a beautifully compact, broadly pyramidal plant, the perfect dwarf Christmas tree. Another Norway is 'Sherwood Compact'. Site this narrow, pyramidal tree where its strongly ascending branches can develop into a mid-size, distinctly upright cone in the landscape. In addition to size and shape, the cultivar produces many soft-brown shoots and clean-green needles. Use it as a specimen in a small space that deserves a big impact or use it as part of a privacy wall to hide your neighbors travel trailer with the blue tarp.
Lastly, for todays selections is Picea Pungens 'Sester Dwarf'. Stunning blue needles, slow growth rate, and classic conical form make this dwarf spruce an ideal plant for the modern landscape. Only about one-fourth the growth of its large parent, it is the perfect small form of Colorado Blue Spruce, and it requires little maintenance or pruning to keep its tidy shape.
If you think you don't have any more space in your yard to continue celebrating with live Christmas trees come check out our selection of dwarf conifers.