Help...Need a narrow upright evergreen tree for narrow bed

Schwenksville, PA(Zone 6a)

I have a customer with a narrow bed (barely 3' deep) in a pool area and they want an evergreen tree. There is a gate a foot or two from this area so I need something that won't come out into the entrance area. The problem is finding a plant that fits the space and is also commercially available!

I am considering the following:

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'; Hollywood Juniper
Isn't there a very narrow form of Cedrus deodara??? I see them but don't know the cultivar name
Chamaecyparis species...Anyone know which cultivars have a nice form and remain tight at the bottom?

Need answer ASAP...Thanks!!!

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Linden, VA(Zone 6a)

Not sure the deodar cedar is hardy less thasn Zone 7. If you find one, please let me know!
I have 2 different junipers that are VERY narrow - JUniperus scopularum 'Sparkling Skyrocket', Juniperus sabina 'Moonglow', and also there's Juniperus sabina 'Skyrocket' (not as sparkling!) Musser Forests has Skyrocket at this link
I got my other varieties from Forestfarm.
Good luck.

Schwenksville, PA(Zone 6a)

Michele...we have deodara cedar in PA and I haven't heard horror stories about it not surviving.

Those junipers certainly fit the size constraints. I will check with my customer about the gray color. I have a feeling she will want (green) so it doesn't blend so well into the fence.

Thanks for the link to Musser Forests's great!!!

Linden, VA(Zone 6a)

I love those cedars but always resisted because of the zone. I'm going for it now. Thanks!

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

My fav narrow green thing is Thuja 'Emerald'. This photo shows the "lacy" look I like.

It's listed in the "Plants for the upper Mid West" site so I figure it would be ok for you.


Schwenksville, PA(Zone 6a)

That is a good plant for the space, but the customer does not want any arborvitae.

I can't get the link to I doing something wrong?

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

Hmmm. When I click on it I go right to it. It's a photo of that Thuja. K

Schwenksville, PA(Zone 6a) worked this morning! Thanks

Crossville, TN(Zone 6b)

How about Sky Pencil. It may too narrow.

I bought mine from Wayside. It was small to begin with and has not grown much. I have had it for 2 years.

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

How about a serpentine weeping Blue Atlas cedar?!OpenDocument


Schwenksville, PA(Zone 6a)

Another good choice Kachinagirl. I've already sent pictures of this to my customer!

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