Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Evergreens

Evergreens are trees that have foliage year round. The term “evergreen” means that trees will keep growing leaves as other leaves fall off. Most people think of Pine and Christmas Trees when they think of the word Evergreen. These trees are best known for being able to endure cold weather, and dry seasons.

Abies balsamea, Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir

Small to medium-size evergreen tree. The narrow conic crown consists of dense, dark-green leaves.
Tsaga canadensis, Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

Grows well in shade and is very long lived. The crown is broadly conic, while the brownish bark is scaly and deeply fissured, especially with age.
Pinus strobus, White Pine

White Pine

Also known as Eastern or Norhern white pine. The Native American Haudenosaunee denominated it the “Tree of Peace”.
Picea glauca, White Spruce

White Spruce

Medium fast growing evergreen that has a light green or even bluish colored needles that are about 1″ long. It has a strong evergreen smell when crushed and is one […]
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