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Upper Midwest Gardening: Recommendation on a conifer

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Middleton, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 25, 2011
3:58 PM

Post #8905534

My sister wants two small evergreens to flank her front door. She wants them to stay narrow and not ever get more than 6 feet tall (or maybe shorter). Waunakee, WI Any suggestions?


Hillsborough, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8905853

She would have to check the zone but check out the blackdragon cryptomeria. It goes taller than 6 feet (8 -10 average) it grows VERY SLOWLY. It is beautiful in all seasons. Dark dark (black green) with bright green new growth. The fruit is a dark chocolate brown. You didn't say how wide.
Middleton, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 27, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8908092

Checked it out. Pretty. Okay in zone 5 so in a protected doorway probably okay, but according to Avant Gardens' website it grows to 20 feet tall. Kind of too much. Where did you find the smaller version?

I found a couple at Klehms that I sent to her.


Hillsborough, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 28, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8908753

Idon't think I've seen a black dragon get that big my site says 10-12 max. One of ours has been, I guess 5+ feet for a mighty long time.
Des Plaines, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 2, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8914316

Check out Skyrocket Juniper - I got two of them last year at about 18" each and they're now about 3'. I think they'll get to 9' max, but are quite narrow and pretty.

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