Fall Sale starts September 25 - All remaining stock is 50% off. I have only one or two of each variety of these unusual but hardy conifers.

Sizes:    M=miniature    D=dwarf    I=intermediate    L=large

A frequently asked question about conifers is: Why are my conifer's needles turning yellow and falling off? 
The answer is simple. The needles are the leaves of the plant and even though conifers are commonly called evergreens, they still lose some of their needles every year. This is typically in the fall. The needles that should be changing and falling are the second or third year needles. This years new needles should remain 'green' and persist for another year or two.

Also, many conifers change color based on the season. Several of the ones listed below are green for most of the year and change yellow for winter. They change back to green in the spring. Others put on new growth that is bright yellow that changes to green. Still some have a purple or purple/rust color for the winter. This is one more of the exciting things about these special conifers.

If you have more questions, click here to ask me. Thank you - Willie

'Abies concolor ‘Blue Cloak’ - $150 (L)

'Blue Cloak' is a full-bodied, upright pyramidal White Fir. 
It has a bluer color than A.c. 'Select', and is much fuller than Abies c. 'Candicans'. These characteristics make it our best selling form of the upright Abies concolor varieties. 'Blue Cloak' will typically grow 6"-10" a year, to a 10 year height of approximately 8'-10'. This fi
r is a beautiful addition to the medium or large garden area, as well as to certain small gardens. 

Abies lasiocarpa Arizonica Glauca - $150 (L)

'Glauca' is a form of Cork Bark Fir that is highlighted by its long, soft, blue needles. With this wonderful blue color, and an upright form, this slow-to-medium grower is a perfect backdrop for a variety of perennials and annual schemes. These groupings are easily translated into a variety of garden sizes and settings.

Abies lasciocarpa ‘Green Globe’ - $150 (D)

Sometimes, there is a need for a small, unique, attractive plant to fit into a smaller garden area or bed - a plant that will be noticed because of its uniqueness, not its size. The alpine Fir, 'Green Globe', is well worth considering in this instance. Its tight, blue-green needles and dwarf globe shape make it a perfect candidate.

Camaecyparis pisifera ‘Minima variegata’ - $75 (D)

Dwarf round globe, yellow/white flecks of foliage



Gingko biloba ‘Pendula’ - $150 (L)

Since most ginkgos are stiffly erect in habit, this one whose limbs are more horizontal, is called Pendula which is a stretch. It has the same gold color as other gingkoes in fall.

Picea abies ‘Hillside Upright’ - $125 (I)

Hillside Upright has contorted branches with dark green foliage. This semi-dwarf is a very popular selection for its color and form.


Picea abies ‘Layne’ - $150 (D)

Compact globose dwarf with dense, blue-green foliage and no central leader.

Picea abies ‘Maryland Broom’

I can not find any information on this one. Must be special and very hard to find!

Picea abies ‘Ohlendorfii’
$125 (D)

Ohlendorfii is another of the dwarf, globose Norway Spruce varieties. It has very pronounced brown buds, which set it apart from other varieties.

Picea abies ‘Tabuliformis’ 
$150 (D)

Mounding prostrate form with branches that overlay each other.

Picea abies ‘Variegata’ $200

Gold color on top of needles looks like the trees is bathed in sunlight on a cloudy day.

Picea glauca ‘Ed Hirle’ $150 (M)

A natural branch sport found on a Dwarf Alberta Spruce. Growth rate is less than half that of Picea glauca ‘Conica’, in fact, everything about the plant is scaled down, including the size of the needles which are approximately one half the size of those of a regular Alberta Spruce. 12 yr. old plants are barely 20ins. tall and only 12ins. across at the base. Estimates are that a 20 yr. old plant will be less than 3ft. high. Recommended for rock gardens, dwarf conifer collections and for planters.

Picea glauca ‘Pendula’ $150 (I)

With a narrow, upright, pendulous habit, this weeping white spruce is a perfect centerpiece for even the small landscape.

Picea glauca 
‘Rainbow’s End’ $100 (D)

A unique conifer that is similar to Dwarf Alberta Spruce except for color. The first flush of needs in spring are light green. The second flush of the year produces bright yellow needles that eventually burn dark green.

Picea mariana ‘Blue Tier Drop’ $150 (D)

This compact, upright dwarf has small blue-gray needles. It's slow growth rate makes it a good selection for any size landscape.

Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’ $100 (I)

As the name suggests, Fat Albert has the widest pyramidal habit of any of our upright blue spruce. Give it a some room to grow. The foliage is a medium blue.

Picea pungens 
‘Glauca Globosa’ $150 (I)

Classic dwarf blue spruce

Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii’ $150 (L)

Hoopsi is a slightly slower-growing veriety of Colorado Spruce. It has outstanding bright, powder blue color - one of the brightest of all the Colorado Spruce varieties.

Picea pungens Montgomery’ $125 (D)

Although generaly globose in form, Montgomery can mound up into a slightly conical form. It's dwarf size and bright blue foliage make it a very popular selection.

Pinus aristata $150 (I)

5-needled pine identified by resin droplets on needles. This pine is native to a select area of the Rocky Mountains and is found no where else in the world naturally.


Pinus contorta ‘Spaan’s Dwarf’ $150 (D)

Spaan's Dwarf is a unique looking selection that will peek interest in the landscape. It has short, dark green needles, and an upright form with contorted branches, that give it a bonsai-like appearance. This is a very slow growing plant that will not outgrow the rock garden, or small landscape area.

Pinus densiflora ‘Jane Kluis’ $150

’Jane Kluis’ is a flat-topped pine with very straight, rigid medium-green needles that grow systematically around the stem. The stems have an interesting light tan color, which are also quite stiff, with coordinating buds. ’Jane Kluis’ grows in a globose dwarf form. I consider this variety of the "Japanese Red Pine" to be a very showy ornamental and its soft-to-touch texture makes it a great backyard plant. Just ask Grant.

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ $150 


Pyramidal, blue-green dense form with soft twisted needles. Can be sheered for a tight form. Will naturally open up as it matures if it is not sheered.



Pinus koraiensis ‘Dwarf’ $125

This compact, dwarf Korean Pine is very full, with long blue-green needles. It has a soft colorful appearance that is a good fit for any garden, providing contrast to the form and rigid foliage of other conifers, as well as a pleasant blue backdrop to the bright reds, pinks, oranges and reds of companioned annuals.


Pinus mugo 

‘Valley Cushion’ $150

Prized as a bonsai plant. Medium green cushion or bun shape with a somewhat flattened top.

Pinus parviflora ‘Adcock’s Dwarf’ $150 (D)

Recurved blue-green needles. Globose, becoming somewhat pyramidal with age.



Pinus parviflora ‘Gimborn’s Pyramid’ $150

A slow-growing, compact evergreen conifer with a broad shape. Soft needles are blue-green. From the Gimborn Arboretum in Holland. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 5' tall x 3' wide in 10 years.


Pinus parviflora ‘Glauca’ $150 (L)

A moderate growing form of the Japanese White Pine has twisted blue-green needles and an open, pyramidal form. It has a somewhat tiered, layered branching structure that is suggestive of a formal Japanese garden setting. This rather open form seems to accentuate its attractive cones and blue-green foliage. It has the form, color and special interest of cones that make it a winner during any season in the garden. It produces numerous brown-red cones that are persistent. Will get 35-50’ tall and 30’ wide.


Pinus parviflora 
‘Glauca nana’ $150 (I)

Has the same attractive cones, blue-green foliage and tiered branching as Pinus parviflora 'Glauca', but it has a slightly slower growth rate, and shorter, more compact foliage. 'Glauca Nana' is the perfect compact upright tree with color and texture, in the form of its small, slightly upturned needles and spectacular cones, to be a winner in any garden, large or small.


Pinus parviflora ‘Templehof’ $150 (D)

A Japanese White Pine that has fairly short needles, bunched in groups of five, that are silvery blue with a hint of green. It is a full bodied, upright pine, with a pyramidal shape that is a slow to medium grower (8'-10' /10years). In addition to of these incredible attributes, 'Templehof' will produce ornamental cones even at a young age.

Pinus parviflora ‘Venus’ SOLD

Venus Japanese White Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. 20’ tall by 15’ wide 

Guarantee:    I guarantee these plants to be true to name and health when they leave Insite's nursery. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I can not replace or refund the purchase price of plants that die after they leave here. Prices may vary occasionally without notice. Please call: 708-0922 or email: insite@wwellington.com for current prices.

Pinus strobus ‘Bergman’s Variegated’ $125 

Upright form. Green needles with yellow splashes

Pinus strobus
‘Sea Urchin’
$150 (M)

If you have ever had the opportunity to look into the fascinating world that exists in a tide pool, you have probably seen something like the name-sake of this variety. This dwarf Eastern White Pine is a very slow grower (3'-4' /10years) with green tinted blue foliage. The branches growing from this tight bun look like a sea urchin. The soft texture of this small soft specimen are a great compliment other conifers and perennials in the garden. Bringing a little bit of Sponge Bob's world to your garden can be a good thing.


Pinus strobus ‘Torulosa’ $150 (L)

'Torulosa' is an Eastern White Pine with slightly contorted stems covered by twisted needles. This gives this fairly fast growing pine (18'-20' / 10 years) a unipue look. The needles bending around create a softer look, and provide a welcome contrast in texture o the other conifers and perennials in the garden. The light green color also serves as an attractive background for any variety of annuals. This soft, contorted pine will provide a focal point of interest, 365 days a year.

Pinus strobus ‘Verkade’s Broom’ $125 (D)

Bright green foliage adorns this rounded, dwarf shrub. A rare find, it is a unique addition to the rock garden, or small landscape area.


Pinus sylvestris ‘Breuvronensis’ $125 (D)

This choice, garden pine starts out a broadly globose bush and develops into a dense, elegant form that is wider than tall. Plants respond well to candle pruning, which enhances the slow-growing pine's density. Discovered as a witch's broom in France and in cultivation for nearly 100 years.

Pinus sylvestris
‘Glauca Fastigiata’ $100

Blue-green upright form.

Pinus sylvestrisHillside Creeper’ $150 (I)

This classy creeper spreads out and forms a flat mesa of layered branches covered with thick, green needles. The vigorous, hardy Scotch Pine, lighter-green in winter, makes an excellent ground-covering option for banks or walls or tucked in and around boulders. Its growth rate (6'-8' /10 years) ensure that, with only light pruning, it will be very easy to maintain, and a fresh approach to a ground cover, whether in small spaces, or a large area.

Pinus sylvestris ‘Repens’ $100 (D)

This prostrate spreader is much slower than P.s. Hillside Creeper, and, thus, is perfect for the rock garden, or small landscape location.

Pinus sylvestris
‘Riverside Gem’ $175

Tight mound of dark green foliage. Can be candle pruned to maintain tight structure.

Pinus sylvestris
‘Sentinel’ $100 (M)

This selection of Scots pine grows in a tight, upright form. Its branches reach just shy of vertical, making it a perfect specimen for a narrow spot in a landscape that allows for full sun exposure. Its branches, covered handsomely in gray-blue needles. It should be tied to prevent damage when heavy snow-loads are a threat.

Pinus viginiana
‘Wate’s Golden’ $150 (I)

This large pine turns to intense golden yellow in the winter. As the 2-3" needles turn back to their fresh, light green of spring, red female cones appear. ’Wates Golden’ habit is upright, broad and open but can eventually grow to have a more windswept character. This golden pine is slow growing to 15’ by 10’ in 10 years. Its brilliant yellow winter color is sure to add brightness and multiple seasons of interest to any garden. Zone 4-8. This "gold in the cold" treasure is truly remarkable.

Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Graceful Grace’ $150 (I)

Vigorous, sturdy branches drape uniformly from each whorl of this, compact weeping tree. Its long, dark-green needles, highlighted with an interesting, glaucous cast, radiate outward around the stems and create a lush, full appearance. The dependable, hardy plant, found by Albert Ziegler about 1969 in York County, Pennsylvania, was named for his wife Grace.

Thuja occidentalis
‘Degroot’s Spire’ $75 (I)

The branches, covered with dark green foliage, twist subtly upward as they ascend from the trunk on this slow-growing variety. 'Degroot's Spire' may be used in small groups, as a striking ensemble lining a walkway, or dividing a garden area, or as a smaller, slow growing screen with a more interesting, unique form than the regular Emerald Green Arborvitae. Because this variety typically matures at only three to five feet in height and one to two feet wide, it is perfect for a narrow spot where a taller plant would not be preferable, and is great for a low growing hedge. It is proven to be easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.