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Small sun conifers are non deciduous trees measuring up to 15 feet in height and requiring over 6 hours of sunlight per day.

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Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce
Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce
Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce
Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce
Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce
Golden mugo pine
Hillside colorado spruce

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 small sun conifer, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right tree for the right place.

Scientific name Common name
Abieskoreana Korean Fir
Juniperuschinensis Chinese Juniper
Juniperuscommunis Common Juniper
Juniperusrigida Needle Juniper
Piceamariana Black Spruce
Piceapungens Colorado Spruce
Pinusaristata Bristlecone Pine
Pinusbungeana Lacebark Pine
Pinuscembra Swiss Stone Pine
Pinusmugo Swiss Mountain Pine
Pinusparviflora Japanese White Pine
Pinusvirginiana Virginia Pine
Platycladusorientalis Oriental Arborvitae
Sciadopitysverticillata Umbrella Pine
Taxuscuspidata Japanese Yew

For larger spaces, consider medium 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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