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The Southern Alberta climate presents a variety of challenges to growing healthy evergreen trees and shrubs. Cold dry winters punctuated by strong chinook winds can impact the dormancy that trees and shrubs need to sustain their growth cycle.

Choosing evergreen varieties that have been proven to survive and even thrive in Southern Alberta is important to having a beautiful outdoor living space. Green Haven carefully selects evergreen varieties that we know will be successful. Our thirty seven years of expertise with different varieties make us a trusted source for your evergreen needs.

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Cedars
Globes
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 2
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Pyramidals
height 4 m (13 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 5 m (17 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 4 m (13 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 2
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height 3 m (10 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 3 m (10 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
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Junipers
Spreading
height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5m (5 ft)
zone 2
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
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height 20 cm (8 in) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 cm (6 in) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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Golden Carpet
height 15 cm (6 in) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 cm (6 in) spread 1.5 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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height 10 cm (4 in) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
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height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 cm (6 in) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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height 20 cm (8 in) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
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height 45 cm (1.5 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 3
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Upright
height 5 m (17 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 3 m (10 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
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height 5 m (17 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 3.5 m (12 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 2
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height 4 m (13 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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Larch
height 12 m (40 ft) spread 7.5m (25 ft)
zone 1
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height 15 m (50 ft) spread 7 m (23 ft)
zone 1
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height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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Pine
Bristlecone
height 4 m (13 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 4
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Eastern White
height 3 m (10 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 m (50 ft) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 m (50 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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Limber Pine
height 10 m (33 ft) spread 5 m (17 ft)
zone 2
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Lodgepole
height 20 m (65 ft) spread65 m (20 ft)
zone 2
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Mountain Pine
height 10 m (33 ft) spread 5 m (17 ft)
zone 2
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Mugo
height 4 m (13 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 6 m (20 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
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height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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Palouse
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
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height 4 m (13 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
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Ponderosa
height 15 m (50 ft) spread 6 m (20 ft)
zone 3
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Scots
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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height 15 m (50 ft) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 2
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height 1 m (3 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
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height 6 m (20 ft) spread 4.5 m (15 ft)
zone 3
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Russian Cypress
height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3
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height 45 cm (1.5 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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Spruce
Colorado Spruce
height 20 m (65 ft) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 3
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height 20 m (65 ft) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 3
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height 20 m (60 in) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 2
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height 6 m (20 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 2
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height 10 m (33 in) spread 5 m (17 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 10 m (33 ft) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 2
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height 9 m (30 ft) spread 4 m (13 ft)
zone 2
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height 2 m (7 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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height 1 m (3 in) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
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height 1.5 m (5 in) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 2
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 60 cm (2 ft)
zone 2
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Norway
height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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height 60 cm (2 in) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.2 m (4 ft) spread 1.8 m (6 ft)
zone 3
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height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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height (varies) spread 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
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White Spruce
height 12 m (40 ft) spread 8 m (26 ft)
zone 3
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height 2 m (7 ft) spread 1 m (3 ft)
zone 3-4
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height 8 m (26 ft) spread 2 m (7 ft)
zone 3
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Yew
height 75 cm (2.5 ft) spread 2.5 m (8 ft)
zone 4
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height 1 m (3 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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Topiary Evergeens
Topiary Junipers
Cascading Blue Rug
height 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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Cascading Effusa
height 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
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Casc Prince of Wales
height 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 2
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Pompon Mint Julip
height 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
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Spiral Mint Julip
height 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 4
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Staked Mountain
height 30 cm (1 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 1
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Topiary Pine
height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
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height 1.5 m (5 ft) spread 1.2 m (4 ft)
zone 3
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Topiary Spruce
height 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
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height 60 cm (2 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 2
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General Information

Important general information about different varieties of evergreens is listed below


Cedars

soil - moist to wet
roots - shallow, wide spreading
NOTE: shelter from west wind and south sun in winter


Junipers

NOTE: drought and chinook tolerant once established


Larch

soil - prefers moist soil
NOTE: bright green spring needles mature to dark green and drop for winter


Pine - Eastern White

soil - moist
feature - 5 needles to a bundle

Pine - Mugo

soil - dry to moist (keep moist until established
feature - needles in pairs
NOTE: drought and chinook tolerant once established

Pine - Scots

soil - dry to moist (keep moist until established
feature - peeling orange bark, twisted needles in pairs
NOTE: drought and chinook tolerant once established


Russian Cypress

soil - moist
NOTE: drought and chinook tolerant once established


Spruce

one of the best evergreens for dry climates and shelterbelts
soil - dry to moist (keep moist until established)
NOTE: stiff branches, pointed needles


Yew

soil - moist
NOTE: needs and sheltered location