Nature Hills works with professional garden designers across the country. We listen to our customers and are constantly adding new and unusual plants and unusual and dwarf grafted evergreens to our lineup.
A marvelous choice for year-round color and bold texture, Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris 'Green Penguin') stays small and compact. But it delivers a big visual impact, especially in small space gardens.
Our expert nurserymen have carefully cared for these slow-growing plants for years. Over time, they'll grow into a personable little conifer.
Modern lots are smaller, and it's important to choose right-size plants that work over the course of the year. Green Penguin is like having a living Bonsai in your garden. After all, it looks like a larger tree, just much smaller in scale.
The base is wider than the top, and looks a bit "pear-shaped". They really do resemble a little green penguin living in your landscape!
Just like their larger cousins, they produce candles of new growth in springtime. They add a fantastically shaggy look to Green Penguin.
Dark green needles are longer than a Dwarf Alberta Spruce. The densely held needles grow in clusters of two, which makes Green Penguin look like he's enjoyed a feast of fresh fish.
The rich green color stays true all year without discoloration.
Structure plants like this mini Pine tree are invaluable for defining areas of your landscape. With its help, you'll easily gain a winter view, and give showier perennials a hard-working backdrop.
This evergreen is the classic Christmas Tree, only it's pint-sized for elves! The pyramid form is unmistakable.
Grow them in the ground, or add as a "Thriller" in large containers. Or...do both!
Many of our customers use them as a wonderful seasonal Holiday decoration in large containers and leave them overwinter. Be sure to check out our Garden Blog for more how-tos on winter containers.
Once the weather warms up in spring, simply transplant them to your garden borders. Their fun size and shape ensure their spot as a special feature.
These small trees are unusual, and we're thrilled to offer them. Order Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine from Nature Hills today!
Repeat these sweet little evergreens along the length of your perennial border. Take advantage of their stalwart shape to contrast against airy flowering perennials like Russian Sage or Gaura.
They make natural partners with rough-textured Rudbeckia and Coneflower. Dress up your island Butterfly Garden beds with three of them planted in an informal triangle.
This technique can be used to enliven mature evergreen trees of all sizes. Place several Penguins in a mulched bed nearby a full grown evergreen to create a sense of family with a momma or poppa tree and the babies.
You'll create a charming modern display without ostentation. This theme would also work well in an Asian-inspired garden, as well.
Decorate a formal garden with Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine. Use four of them as cone-shaped topiaries in the corners of a Boxwood-lined open rectangular planting bed.
They'll never need pruning!
This plant needs a full sun location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. It needs well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rainfall.
Beyond that, it is an easy-going evergreens. It tolerates any soil type, as long as it drains well, especially sandy or clay soils.
Keep them in containers if your ground is marshy. Give them a protected spot, out of the worst of the winter winds.
Apply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Be sure to water containerized plants well into late fall, stopping only once the ground is frozen.
Mulch both in-ground and container plants with a three-inch layer. Pull the mulch back from the trunk by several inches.
If you have deer in your area, we always recommend spraying all new plants with repellent on planting day. Reapply according to the directions.
The race is on between you and our pro designers, who will snap these up quickly to delight their customers. Order Green Penguin Dwarf Scotch Pine today.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pinus sylvestris 'Green Penguin'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|