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Planting a Flowering Cherry Tree

Learn how to plant an ornamental cherry tree and enjoy these ephemeral flowers in your own backyard

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Maples's triplets samaras

Q: I found a triplet winged norway maple seed. Is this of interest to anyone? Do you think if I...

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Fraser Fir (Abies Fraseri)

Hardiness: zones 4-7 Features: short, dark green brush-like needles on neat, regular whorls of branches; strong, pleasant aroma Limitations: subject to balsam...

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Rocky Mountain Fir (Abies Lasiocarpa)

Hardiness: zones 5-7 Features: neat, regular whorls of branches; strong, pleasant aroma Limitations: subject to balsam woolly adelgid; not drought or heat...

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Colorado Spruce (Picea Pungens f. Glauca)

Hardiness: zones 3-8 Features: ice-blue needles and a dense conical habit Limitations: prone to damage by spruce aphid, spruce budworm, spruce gall...

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Arolla Pine (Pinus Cembra)

Hardiness: zones 3-8 Features: soft, silver green, aromatic needles on a bushy conical tree Limitations: few problems; not...

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Caucasian Spruce (Picea Orientalis)

Hardiness: zones 5-8 Features: short, blunted needles; golden cultivars (‘Skylands’, ‘Aurea’) are very attractive Limitations: generally pest-free Culture: adaptable, but needs sun and...

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Nordmann Fir (Abies Nordmanniana)

Hardiness: zones 4-7 Features: lush, shining green needles on neat, regular whorls of branches; strong, pleasant aroma Limitations: subject to balsam woolly...

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Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria Japonica)

Hardiness: zones 6-9 Features: interesting dark green foliage; many fancy cultivars to choose from Limitations: few pests or diseases Culture: sun or shade,

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Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesii)

Forms of the Douglas Fir in the B.C. interior are hardier, more compact and bluer-needled than coastal types.

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Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea Glauca var. Albertiana 'Conica')

Hardiness: zones 3-7 Features: small, densely needled cone Limitations: prone to damage by spruce aphid and spruce mite; pungent aroma Culture: adaptable, but...

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Limber Pine or 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' (Pinus Flexius)

Hardiness: zones 3-8 Features: beautiful blue needles and conical growth; pleasant aroma Limitations: blister rust; not drought tolerant Culture: requires sun and good...

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