Tree Types

Little Saps offers a few different types of evergreen seedlings.  An "evergreen" tree is a tree that will keep its foliage and color all year long.  We chose these varieties based on their beauty, hardiness, and ease of care.  

When ordering your Little Saps, we will accommodate requests for specific tree types if possible, but otherwise we select the tree type based on availability, order quantity, and destination.

Little Saps - Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

Native to the Rocky Mountain states, the Colorado Blue Spruce has silvery blue-green needles and great form.  It is highly adaptable and can grow 50' to 75' high with 20' spread.  They prefer full sun to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate a wide range of soils.  Zones 2-7.

Little Saps - Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

Picea abies

The Norway Spruce originates in Europe.  It has dark green needles and is the fastest growing spruce tree.  The Norway spruce grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.  It prefers full sun and grows to a height of 40–60' and a spread of 25–30'.  Zones 3-7.

Little Saps - Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

The Eastern Red Cedar is native to eastern North America.  It is a pioneer species, often one of the first trees to repopulate cleared, eroded, or otherwise damaged land.  It has scale-like leaves and produces rounded "fruit" that is gray or bluish-green in color.  It prefers full sun and grow in a variety of soils.  It reaches a height of 40–50' and a spread of 8–20' at maturity. Zones 2-9.

Little Saps - White Pine

White Pine

Pinus strobus

Widely used for lumber, White Pine built the houses and businesses of a new and expanding America. It has long blue-green needles that are soft and flexible. It grows quickly in an oval, pyramidal shape and can grow 50’ to 75’ high with a 20’ spread. It prefers full sun and partial shade and grows in acidic, moist, well-drained or dry soils. Zones 3-8.

Little Saps - Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce

Picea glauca var. dens

Black Hills Spruce is a white spruce naturally found in southwest South Dakota. It has dark green to blue-green needles that are short and rigid. It grows slowly in a pyramidal shape to a height of 30-60’ and a spread of 15-25’. It is drought tolerant, prefers full sun and partial shade, and grows in acidic, moist, gravelly, sandy loam, and fine clay soil. Zones 2-6.

Little Saps - Southern Cedar

Southern Cedar

Juniperus silicicola

Southern Cedar is a close relative of the Eastern Red Cedar. In fact, some say there is not a distinction between them. It has beautiful emerald green, soft, fine foliage and it is easy to care for. It prefers full to part sun and well-drained soil. Once established they are drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant. They grow to 40’. Zones 8-10.