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Evergreen Trees
(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Acacia baileyana 'P'
Acacia dealbata
Acacia longifolia
Acacia melanoxylon
Arbutus unedo
Calocedrus decurrens
Casurina equisetifolia
Cedrus atlantica
Cedrus deodara
Ceratonia siliqua
Cinnamomum camphora
Cupressus sempervirens
Cupressus sempervirens 'S'
Eriobotyra deflexa
Eriobotyra japonica
Eucalyptus citriodora
Eucalyptus nicholii
Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Feijoa sellowiana
Fraxinus uhdei
Geijera parviflora
Laurus nobilis
Magnolia grandiflora
Maytenus boaria
Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Olea europaea cvs.
Picea pungens
Picea pungens glauca
Pinus canariensis
Pinus pinea
Pinus radiata
Pinus thunbergii
Podocarpus gracilior
Podocarpus henkelii
Podocarpus macrophyllus
Pyrus kawakamii
Quercus agrifolia
Quercus ilex
Quercus suber
Quercus wislizenii
Rhus lancea
Schinus molle
Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoia sempervirens 'AB'
Sequoia sempervirens cvs
Sequoiadendron gigantium
Ulmus parvifolia
Umbellularia californica

Evergreen Trees
(Common Names)

Acacia, Black
Acacia, Purple Leaf
Acacia, Silver Wattle
Acacia, Sydney Golden Wattle
Ash, Evergreen
Bay, California
Bay, Sweet
California Pepper Tree
Cedar, Atlas
Cedar, Deodar
Cedar, Incense
Elm, Chinese
Eucalyptus, Lemon
Eucalyptus, Nichol's
Eucalyptus, Silver Dollar
Eucalyptus, Ironbark
Horsetail Tree
Italian Cypress
Italian Cypress, Columnar
Loquat, Bronze
Magnolia, Southern
Paperbark, Flaxleaf
Pear, Evergreen
Pine, Canary Island
Pine, Italian Stone
Pine, Japanese Black
Pine, Monterey
Pineapple Guava
Podocarpus, Fern Pine
Podocarpus, Yellowwood
Podocarpus, Yew Pine
Oak, Coast Live
Oak, Cork
Oak, Holly
Oak, Interior Live
Redwood, Coast
Redwood, Aptos Blue
Redwood, Soquel
Redwood, Giant Sequoia
Spruce, Colorado
Spruce, Colorado Blue
Strawberry Tree
Sumac, African
Willow, Australian

Genus: Picea Specific Epithet: pungens Variety: glauca
Phonetic: pi-kee-a pung-genz glow-ka

Family: Pinaceae

Root Meanings: Pitch-producing pine/Sharp-pointed (leaves)/white powdery coating on leaves Origin: Western US CA
Native: Yes
Common Name(s) : Colorado Blue Spruce
Zones: A2, A3, 1-10, 14-17 Exposure: Full Sun or Light Shade

Water: Little to Moderate

Type: Tree Persistence: Evergreen
Height: 5-60 ft Spread: 5-20 ft Growth Rate: Medium
Blooms: -- Flowers: -- Seasonal: --


  • Very blue foliage
  • Some of many varieties are dwarf
  • Tolerates dry conditions better than other species
  • Attracts birds
  • Attractive foliage
  • North American native
  • Inconspicuous blooms


  • Grow best where summers are cool or mild--will not thrive in heat and humidity
  • Poor choice for low-chill winters which lead to severe aphid infestation
  • Highly flammable
  • Prefers dry soil

Landscape Use:

  • Screen
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Focal Point
Master List #: 7-12