Although the weather in USDA plant hardiness zone 7 isn’t particularly severe, it isn’t uncommon for winter temperatures to fall below the freezing point. Fortunately, there are a huge number of beautiful, hardy evergreen varieties from which to choose. If you’re in the market for zone 7 evergreen trees, the following suggestions should pique your interest.
Choosing Zone 7 Evergreen Trees
The following list contains some popular selections of evergreen trees for zone 7 landscapes:
- Cedar deodar, zones 7-9
- Austrian pine, zones 4-8
- Japanese umbrella pine, zones 4-8
- Eastern white pine, zones 3-8
- Bristlecone pine, zones 4-8
- Contorted white pine, zones 3-9
- Pendula weeping white pine, zones 4-9
- Canadian hemlock, zones 4-7
- Nellie Stevens holly, zones 6-9
- American holly, zones 6-9
- Sky pencil holly, zones 5-9
- Oak leaf holly, zones 6-9
- Robin red holly, zones 6-9
Growing Evergreen Trees in Zone 7
Keep space in mind when selecting evergreen trees for zone 7. Those cute little pine trees or compact junipers can reach considerable sizes and widths at maturity. Allowing ample growing space at planting time will save you tons of trouble down the road.
Although some evergreens tolerate damp conditions, most hardy evergreen varieties require well-drained soil and may not survive in consistently wet, soggy ground. That being said, be sure evergreen trees have sufficient moisture during dry summers. A healthy, well-watered tree is more likely to survive a cold winter. However, some evergreens, such as juniper and pine, tolerate dry soil better than arborvitae, fir, or spruce.
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