Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

This member-only article is part of our All Access subscription.

Member only
Article

Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens – Mountain West

Fine Gardening - Issue 160

1. ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar Cedar

Name: Cedrus deodara ‘Cream Puff’

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil

This dwarf true cedar makes an excellent focal point with its wispy, pyramidal habit. A great companion to small crabapples, ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar cedar has lime-colored needles and white-tipped branches that nod down, complementing the crabapples’ small red fruit. This an excellent choice for areas with heavy, wet snows, which it sheds easily. The delicate branches are resistant to sunscald. ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar cedar truly lives up to its moniker and is sure to brighten even the darkest of winter days.

 

2. Sonoran Scrub Oak

Name: Quercus turbinella

Zones: 6 to 10

Size: Up to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil

Sonoran scrub oak looks most striking on a bright, clear winter day, its spiny gray-green leaves standing out…

This article is only available to All Access members

This article is available online for the first time ever exclusively for All Access members. Sign up for a free trial to access our entire collection of articles, videos, and plant records.

Start Free Trial

View Comments

Comments

Log in or become a member to post a comment on this article.

Related Articles

The Latest

Magazine Cover

Take your passion for plants to the next level

Subscribe today and save up to 44%

"As a recently identified gardening nut I have tried all the magazines and this one is head and shoulders above the pack."

Video

View All