Medium sun conifers

Medium sun conifers generally measure between 30 and 50 feet in height (they may remain somewhat smaller or become even larger). They require over 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Conifers from different climate zones with different growing conditions are listed in the following table. Before making a final choice on any given tree, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right conifer for the right place.

Scientific name Common name
Abies balsamea Balsam Fir
Abies concolor White Fir
Abies fraseri Fraser Fir
Abies nordmanniana Nordmann Fir
Cedrus atlantica Atlas Cedar
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Nootka Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera Sawara Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic Whitecedar
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese Cryptomeria
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar
Picea glauca White Spruce
Picea engelmannii Engelmann Spruce
Picea omorika Serbian Spruce
Picea mariana Black Spruce
Picea orientalis Oriental Spruce
Picea pungens Colorado Spruce
Pinus albicaulis White Bark Pine
Pinus bungeana Lacebark Pine
Pinus cembra Swiss Stone Pine
Pinus densiflora Japanese Red Pine
Pinus flexilis Limber Pine
Pinus koraiensis Korean Pine
Pinus parviflora Japanese White Pine
Pinus resinosa Red Pine
Pinus rigida Pitch Pine
Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine
Pinus virginiana Virginia Pine
Platycladus orientalis Oriental Arborvitae
Sciadopitys verticillata Umbrella Pine
Thuja occidentalis Eastern Arborvitae
Thujopsis dolobrata Hiba Arborvitae
Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock

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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