Enclosing the space are trees such as dwarf Colorado spruce
(Picea pungens 'Mesa Verde'), native hybrid Rocky Mountain birch (Betufa x hybrida 'Rocky Mountain Splendor'), and a Wasatch maple (Acer grandidentatum) in full fall color.
I hope everybody is ready," the president said, before counting down to five as daughter Sasha took the lead in flipping the switch on the 28-foot Colorado spruce
planted on the National Mall this fall.
Available trees include: balsam fir, beech, blackgum, Carolina silverbell, cherry (flowering only), Colorado spruce
, crabapple, dawn redwood, dogwood (possibly), Fraser fir, fringetree, hawthorn, honeylocust, hop-hornbeam, hornbeam, Japanese stewartia, Japanese tree lilac, dogwood, larch, linden (all varieties), Norway spruce, pin oak, oak (red, white and swamp white), sweetgum, tulip tree, white fir, white pine, yellowwood, and zelkova.
The Colorado spruce
tree has one- to three-inch needles that are gray-green to blue-green and are stiff and prickly.
Myers, of York, Pennsylvania, donated a live Colorado spruce
she had received as a Mother's Day gift 15 years earlier.
, picea pungens, sometimes sold as Blue Spruce is slower growing, taking about 15-20 years to reach 10ft, twice as long as a Norway sp ruce - so is more expensive although, as the name implies, it does have aromatic foliage.
The Home Depot offers species such as Alberta spruce, Colorado spruce
, Ilex holly, Blue cypress and Leyland cypress in pots, from $11 to $68.
Juniper, white pine, Colorado spruce
, serviceberry, dogwood, crabapple, cherry, hornbean, hophornbean, yellow wood, honeylocust, sweetgum, tulip tree, blackgum, pin oak, red oak, linden, larch, dawn redwood, European beech, white fringe and Carolina Silverbell.