Our Trees

`Fat Albert’ Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

We have chosen to grow this Colorado spruce cultivar for its symmetrical habit, dense branching and steel blue needle color.  Some descriptions list Fat Albert as a dwarf Colorado spruce.  But Fat Albert Spruce grow a foot or so every year.  In thirty years this will be a thirty foot tall tree. A reliably hardy tree for the Great Plains or high mountains. This cultivar (introduced in the late 1970s by Iseli Nursery) was named after comedian Bill Cosby's fictional character of the same name.

Height:
50 ft to 60 ft
Spread:
20 ft to 30 ft
`Iseli Fastigate’ Columnar Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiata'

A very narrow growing Colorado spruce with striking blue coloring. The tree width is about one third of the height, for example a fifteen foot tall plant will be 5 feet wide at the base.Useful Colorado spruce for landscape beds or tight spaces. Columnar spruce grow slower in the environmental conditions along the Colorado Front Range.  This forms a denser, stronger branched tree that withstands snow loads and wind.  Hardy to -40°F. Maximum Elevation: 9,000 Feet

Height:
30 ft.
Spread:
10 ft.
Limber Pine
Pinus flexilis

A  medium pine with an informal habit.  A Rocky Mountain native that is drought tolerant.  It grows naturally in harsh, windy conditions.  Our seedling trees are genetically diverse.  They have a variety of forms to fit a variety of landscape uses.  Their needle color varies from dark green to blue green. Often planted in groves for screening.

Height:
30 ft to 40 ft
Spread:
20 ft. to 30 ft
'Arnold Sentinel' Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra "Arnold Sentinel"

An upright, columnar evergreen perfect for screening where there isn't a lot of room.  Growing slower in our fields on the Colorado Front Range the branching is compact and dense.  Creating a columnar evergreen that is strong enough to weather heavy snows.  Arnold Sentinel makes an excellent accent as single planting because of its uniform habit. Arnold Sentinel Austrian Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage that remains bluish-green through the winter.

Height:
20 ft.
Spread:
5 ft.
'Tear Drop' Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra 'Teardrop'

Tear Drop is a slow growing, narrow form of Austrian Pine.  It has long rich, green needles. A perfect sized tree for narrow spaces. Ideal for screening out unwanted views. Can be planted as a specimen where vertical structure is wanted or in rows to provide year 'round screening.

Height:
25 ft.
Spread:
10 ft.