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.


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.


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.


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.