Large sun conifers

Large sun conifers are non deciduous trees measuring between 50 and 80 feet in height and requiring over 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Trees from different climate zones with different growing conditions are listed in the following table. Some may grow well in poor soil, while others may need richer, more humid soil. Before making a final choice on any given large sun conifer, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right tree for the right place.

Scientific name Common name
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir
Abies concolor White Fir
Abies fraseri Fraser Fir
Abies nordmanniana Nordmann Fir
Abies procera Noble Fir
Abies veitchii Veitch Fir
Abies homolepis Nikko Fir
Abies holophylla Needle Fir
Abies grandis Giant Fir
Cedrus atlantica Atlas Cedar
Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Nootka Falsecypress
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
Picea abies Norway Spruce
Picea glauca White Spruce
Picea engelmannii Engelmann Spruce
Picea orientalis Oriental Spruce
Picea rubens Red Spruce
Pinus densiflora Japanese Red Pine
Pinus nigra Austrian Pine
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine
Pinus resinosa Red Pine
Pinus rigida Pitch Pine
Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglasfir
Thuja plicata Giant Arborvitae
Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock

For smaller spaces, consider medium sun conifers or even small sun conifers. For information on plants that grow in shady locations, visit our Shade plants page. 

Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.

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