Conifers

Abies
Picea
Pinus


Sester Farms is known for its root-pruned, grafted conifers and evergreens. We take great pride in producing trees with well-structured root systems with a uniform and full canopy. We offer bareroot liners, ball and burlap, and containers. We can supply your needs whether you are a garden center or a quality conscious grower. Conifers have a prominent place in the modern day landscape. Columnar and dwarf varieties can be used in those narrow and tight places, while mature evergreens can be majestic and make the greatest statement during winter months. The blue color of a grafted spruce is a welcoming sight when most color is gone from your landscape plants.

Latin Name: Abies concolor

Common Name: Concolor Fir
Description: Also commonly called White Fir. Pyramidal, rigid form. Has soft, silvery bluish needles and ash grey bark. Does well in full sun with well-drained soil.
Size: Ht 50' x 30'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Picea abies 'Pendula'

Common Name: Weeping Norway Spruce
Description: A slow growing conifer with graceful, weeping branches. Makes a unique specimen plant in landscape.
Size: Ht 6' x 8'
Zone: 3
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Latin Name: Picea abies

Common Name: Norway Spruce
Description: The fastest growing and largest of the spruce family. It has a pyramidal shape and branches become pendulous when it matures.
Size: Ht 80' x 20'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea glauca densata

Common Name: Black Hills Spruce
Description: Dense symmetrical cone shape. Dark green foliage. Cold hardy. Resistant to winter injury. Adaptable. Medium growth rate. Requires little, if any, pruning. Deer tolerant.
Size: Ht 60' x 25'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea pungens Mixed

Common Name: Colorado Spruce Mixed
Description: These are selected from our liner beds of Colorado Spruce. We root prune them in July, wait for them to push roots in the bed and then take them straight from the field, pot them; and by the time we ship them in the fall and spring, they’re bursting with white roots in the container. A great cash & carry item at garden centers. We’re excited about offering such a full, lush tree in a #2, #3 or #5 size. Our customers love them!
Size: Ht 60' x 25'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Picea pungens 'Bacheri'

Common Name: Bacheri Spruce
Description: Upright, very symmetrical evergreen conifer. Stiff horizontal branching forms a columnar pyramid. Deep, gray-blue needles. One of the best ‘true blues.’
Size: Ht 40' x 20'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea pungens glauca

Common Name: Colorado Blue Spruce
Description: Very stiff, regular, horizontal branches forming a broad pyramid. Blue form of the species. Prefers dry soil. A hardy tree tolerant of many growing conditions. Our trees are root-pruned in their liner beds before being transplanted into our grow-on fields. This promotes a full, tight top and ensures a fibrous root system. Our 5'-6' B&B are hand dug and put in wire stars, or machine dug and put in wire baskets. Larger trees are machine dug and put in wire baskets.
Size: Ht 60' x 25'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Picea pungens

Common Name: Colorado Green Spruce
Description: Very stiff, regular, horizontal branches forming a broad pyramid. Prefers dry soil. A hardy tree tolerant of many growing conditions. This is the green form of the species. Our trees are root-pruned in their liner beds before being transplanted into our grow-on fields. This promotes a full, tight top and ensures a fibrous root system. Our 5'-6' B&B are hand dug and put in wire stars, or machine dug and put in wire baskets. Larger trees are machine dug and put in wire baskets.
Size: Ht 60' x 25'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Picea pungens 'Fastigiata'

Common Name: Fastigiata Spruce
Description: Columnar Colorado spruce with upright branching. New growth has blue color.
Size: Ht 25' x 6'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'

Common Name: Fat Albert Spruce
Description: An exceptional blue-needled tree with a broad, pyramidal shape. Its base is nearly as wide as it is tall. Fantastic, consistent blue color.
Size: Ht 30' x 15'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea pungens 'Hoopsii'

Common Name: Hoopsii Spruce
Description: Attractive silvery blue foliage. Excellent pyramidal form with bright blue new growth, one the finest forms of blue Spruce.
Size: Ht 50' x 20'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Picea pungens glauca 'Sester Dwarf'®

Common Name: Blue Spruce 'Sester Dwarf'
Description: A densely branched, conical shape. Striking blue needles. Slow growing dwarf conifer.
Size: Ht 8' x 5'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Picea pungens glauca 'Globosa'

Common Name: Globosa Spruce
Description: Globe-shaped, spruce dwarf, flat-topped and densely branched. Bright blue needles. An ideal and unique garden accent. Full sun. Slow grower.
Size: Ht 3' x 5'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'

Common Name: Vanderwolf's Pine
Description: Distinctive pyramidal shape. A very hardy tree that is attractive with its long, twisted, silvery, blue-green needles.
Size: Ht 40' x 20'
Zone: 4
Latin Name: Pinus mugo 'Pumilio'

Common Name: Mugho Pine
Description: Dense, shrubby pine with short, dark green needles. A hardy ornamental widely used and adaptable to many situations.
Size: Ht 4' x 4'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Pinus nigra

Common Name: Austrian Pine
Description: Sester Farms' Austrian Pine are well-known for their superior appearance. They have a fibrous root system and a sheared-cultured top which gives a nice full appearance with no open areas. Our customers are happy with this look. Some refer to it as a "Sester Austrian". Generally, Austrian Pine have a dense, stout, pyramidal growth habit with a uniform crown. Branches are in regular whorls. Needles are stiff, dark green. Very hardy. Adaptable to winter cold and wind. It's a tree of strong character that will serve either as a landscape specimen or as a windbreak in cold regions.
Size: Ht 40' x 25'
Zone: 4
Latin Name: Pinus ponderosa

Common Name: Ponderosa Pine
Description: Moderate to rapid growth. Stately when mature with open branches in a spire-like crown. Attractive plated bark. Needles are glossy yellow-green to dark green. Very hardy but not adaptable to desert heat. Requires space when older. Small ones make fine bonsai or large potted plants.
Size: Ht 50' x 25'
Zone: 2
Latin Name: Pinus strobus

Common Name: Eastern White Pine
Description: Rapid growth when young, slowing with age. Oval to pyramidal crown maturing to a distinctive windblown look with ascending branches and upturned tips. Needles are soft, flexible, blue-green.
Size: Ht 50' x 20'
Zone: 3
Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris

Common Name: Scotch Pine
Description: Pyramidal crown becoming rounded and open with age. Distinctive flaky, peeling orange-brown bark at top and thick, grayish, reddish bark at base. Medium green needles with a twisted shape.
Size: Ht 50' x 35'
Zone: 3