please help deciding on conifers.
I'm finally done with planting deciduous trees and moving on to evergreen conifers. I'm limited by the size of the space. I have two maples (20' apart). They are still small. I am trying to squeeze two conifers into the 20' space in between.
I've been recommended
1) White fir (Abies Concolor),
2) Colorado blue spruce (either the regular? one or Hoopsii), 3) Black hills spruce
I was told that white firs would be the most tolerant to the soil condition (clay, alkaline), but they all would do just fine. I agree that I won't go wrong with any of these.
I'm curious as to what your thoughts are on goods and bads, especially about their looks. Are there any maintenance concerns that I have to be aware of..e.g. I have to pick up cones all the time.. or they look bad at certain time of the year, etc. I don't have any blue color around so leaning toward blue spruces.
I know these are not really cultivar names and wonder if you would recommend any specific cultivars. But I'm limited by the local nursery wholesaler's stock items. I guess I can only get very small ones if I mail order.
This post was edited by ttonk on Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 13:56