Carolina Sapphire Cypress
The most popular Christmas tree in the South-East, the Leyland Cypress is dark green - gray in color and has very little aroma. Because it is not in the Pine or Fir family, it does not produce sap, so that those with an allergy to sap can still enjoy a Leyland as their Christmas Tree.. It's feathery texture is soft to the touch. The name Leyland cypress is used to describe a group of trees where all the members are sterile hybrids. There are no naturally occurring Leyland cypress. They must be propagated by rooted cuttings.
The Eastern Redcedar is an aromatic tree, with reddish wood giving off the scent of cedar chests and crushed fruit providing a whiff of the gin they once flavored. The foliage is quite dense but sometimes prickly. When we sing of a “Partridge in a pear tree”, we owe thanks to the Eastern Redcedar.
Fraser Fir Strong branches are turned slightly upward which gives the tree a compact appearance. Leaves (needles) are flattened, dark-green with a medial groove on the upper side and two broad silvery-white bands on the lower surface.
Carolina Sapphire is the fastest growing conifer we've seen for making a privacy screen! The attractive foliage is bluish-grey in color and contrasts well with plants nearby. The foliage is also extremely aromatic.
BLUE ICE CYPRESS
"Blue Ice" Cypress is a rare cultivar of Arizona Cypress. (Like Carolina Sapphire, it must be propagated from cuttings and cannot be grown from seed) The key word here is "BLUE!" Probably the most startling blue color of any southern conifer.
Wickers Christmas Tree Farm
Newberry, South Carolina