Evergreen Trees

Best 6 Pine Trees To Grow In Denver

Colorado is famous for its pine trees, which are a prominent feature of the landscape in Denver. A few of the different types of trees that you can find in Denver are the ponderosa, scotch, lodgepole and Austrian pines.

In any discussion about the health of pine trees, we are really talking about beetles such as IPS beetles and mountain pine beetles.

Since pine trees grow all year round, the second most important aspect is to make sure that they are properly watered. Due to the fact that they grow in the dry, winter months, they will require more water about once a month during this period. 

In a certain extent, mountain pine beetles have subsided, but IPS beetles continue to damage evergreen trees in a very active way. 

Oil works that are dormant and connected with cultural practices. The application of these works at the right time is crucial. In the event of applying too late, the dormant oil will not be able to trap bugs and they will have already disappeared.

Even though dormant oil can alter the eating habits of aphids and other crawling insects, our arborists recommend additional aphid control during the summer months.

It is possible to apply the dormant oil treatment as a spray by diluting the oil with water. The dormant oil is normally mixed with water at a rate of about 2%. You should apply the oil in late winter or early spring to prevent any needle burns.


Swiss Stone Pine


It is an evergreen that is a perfect choice for a smaller landscape or yard since it is a small evergreen.

This plant is slow to grow and has a pyramidal shape, which makes it an excellent living Christmas tree – even if it is slow to grow.

You shouldn’t let all that Christmas imagery deter you from trying this plant out. The plant looks really good no matter what time of year it is.

This is a densely packed, lush green foliage tree that looks great in a variety of settings, from modern contemporary to rustic woodland to country cottage.

This tree is especially well suited for a rock garden. A native of the mountainous regions of Europe, this flower adds a rustic charm to any landscape.

An attractive hedgerow is made up of a row of Swiss Stone Pine trees. If you have a driveway or fence line, then you could use Swiss Stone Pine trees.

These trees are usually used as focal points in large flower beds in botanical gardens. In addition to doing well in large pots, these plants make fantastic formal statements flanking a door or gate as well.


Scotch Pine


Any landscape will be enhanced by the pyramid shape and gray-green coloration. Evergreens in general are among the most tolerant types of plants.

These plants thrive in almost any kind of soil conditions, but they are especially happy in sandy and clay soil. They do not have a problem with the cold weather.

In Siberia, the ground never completely thaws, so you can rest assured that it will grow well here, where the ground is always frozen in winter.

In terms of the Scotch Pine, the only thing that may slow it down is too much shade. As a result, it needs a lot of sun during the day in order to perform well.

Despite being a Pine tree, it grows fast compared to other trees and can withstand prolonged drought conditions. Practically thriving on neglect in full sun, Scotch Pine will anchor your garden border or foundation planting or will soften the edges of your garage. Come Christmas time, well, well it is truly unbeatable for giving your tree a classic look. 

Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine

Throughout the country, Nature Hills works with professional garden designers to create beautiful outdoor spaces.

In order to ensure our customers are satisfied, we are constantly adding new plants to our lineup and also grafted evergreens that are unusual and dwarf sized.

Designed for those who desire year-round color and texture, the Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris ‘Green Penguin’) remains small and compact all year round.

The only issue with it is that it delivers a big visual impact, especially when it comes to small gardens.

We have been taking care of these slow-growing plants for years with the expertise of our nurserymen.

You can expect them to become a personable little conifer, as they grow.


Dwarf Mugo Pine


Although the Dwarf Mugo Pine can reach a height of 3-5 feet and a width of 6-10 feet, in most landscapes, this slow plant grows to a much smaller size.

Having dark green needles that grow stiff and upright, it is ideal for adding texture to garden beds while growing alongside perennials or other dwarf shrubs.

You can either grow a Dwarf Mugo Pine in its natural shrubby form or prune it into a neat mound, as is common in Japanese gardens … either way it is going to look great.

What is the best part of all? Dwarf Mugo Pines are incredibly easy to grow, making them one of the best ever.

It has excellent cold hardiness (down to Zone 2), as well as heat and humidity tolerance (up to Zone 8). Birds enjoy it and it requires little maintenance.

Even during the coldest winters, it will maintain deep green foliage all season long, no matter how cold the weather is.


Austrian Pine


 The Austrian Pine will act as a wind screen for your home, protecting it from powerful winds that may damage other more delicate plants.

This is due to the fact that low-maintenance Austrian Pines thrive in areas where other trees cannot, mainly due to their drought-tolerance, and they can grow in a variety of poor soils such as sandy soils and even heavy soils made up of clay.

Moreover, because they are salt-tolerant, they are likely to thrive in coastal areas as well as in the northern regions, where salt sprays are often used in winter.

A bit better is its history: During the dust bowl, a number of Austrian Pines were planted because they are one of the only varieties that can handle the dry, windy conditions and nutrient-depleted soil of the area.

Vander wolf’s Pyramid Limber Pine

The Pyramid Limber Pine is one of Vander wolf’s most popular plants for a variety of reasons.

There are few other types of evergreen trees that have soft, deep-blue, twisting needles like this one.

Moreover, it’s valued for its narrow width and pyramidal shape, which contribute to adding graceful height to any landscape.

Its eye-catching branching and deep color make it stand out among many other plants. Initially, the new growth is green, but as it matures, its distinctive twisted, blue-green needles with large, decorative cones are revealed.

Plant a row of trees to create an attractive and simple privacy screen or place one to create the perfect accent tree. Landscaping a small space can be difficult, but it can be done.

Besides being planted in patio containers, the Pyramid Pine Vander wolf’s can also be planted in a ground cover. As an added benefit, it’s very versatile both in size and shape – if you want a denser tree you can pinch out or divide new growth in half.