Conifer Trees

  • Usually evergreen trees that produce some form of cone 
  • Planting distance from structure = half of canopy spread
  • Planting distance from any hardscape (sidewalk, patio, driveway, curbing, etc) = half of canopy spread

Symbol Legend

Notable Form

Notable Bark

Water - High

1/2" of water 2+ times per week
Notable Foliage

Notable Flowers

Water - Moderate

1/2" of water every 7-10 days
Notable Polinators

Notable Wildlife

Water - Low

1/2" of water every 10-14 days
Notable Utah Native

Water - No

1/2" of water in August and July if necessary


Notable Attributes*
Scientific Name
Common Name
Mature Height
Canopy Spread
Water Needs** 
Notable FormNotable WildlifeAbies concolorWhite Fir80 ft30 ftWater - Low
Notable Form

Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar50 ft10 ftWater - Low
Notable FormNotable FoliageCedrus atlantica 'Glauca'Blue Atlas Cedar60 ft40 ftWater - Low

Cedrus deodaraDeodar Cedar50 ft40 ftWater - Moderate

Cedrus libaniCedar of Lebanon60 ft60 ftWater - Low
Notable Form

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'Weeping Alaskan Cedar90 ft25 ftWater - Moderate

Cupressus arizonicaArizona Cyprus30 ft15 ftWater - Low
Notable FoliageGinkgo bilobaGinkgo80 ft40 ftWater - Low
Notable WildlifeJuniperus osteospermaUtah Juniper30 ft30 ftWater - Low
Notable WildlifeJuniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper30 ft15 ftWater - Low
Notable FoliageLarix deciduaEuropean Larch100 ft30 ftWater - High
Notable FormNotable FoliageMetasequoia glyptostroboidesDawn Redwood100 ft25 ftWater - Moderate

Picea orientalis 'Skylands'Oriental spruce35 ft20 ftWater - Moderate

Picea abiesNorway Spruce60 ft30 ftWater - Low

Picea glauca 'Densata'Black Hills White Spruce40 ft20 ftWater - Low

Picea omorikaSerbian Spruce60 ft20 ftWater - Low
Notable FoliageNotable Wildlife*Picea pungensBlue Spruce60 ft20 ftWater - Low

Pinus aristataRocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine40 ft40 ftWater - No
Notable FoliagePinus contorta 'Taylor's SunburstTaylor's Sunburst Lodgepole Pine12 ft8 ftWater - Low
Notable WildlifePinus edulisPinyon Pine35 ft15 ftWater - No

Pinus flexilisLimber Pine25 ft20 ftWater - Low

Pinus heldreichiiBosnian Pine70 ft40 ftWater - Low

Pinus longaevaGreat Basin Bristlecone Pine50 ft20 ftWater - Low

*Pinus nigraAustrian Pine60 ft40 ftWater - Low

Pinus ponderosaPonderosa Pine125 ft30 ftWater - Moderate

Pinus sylvestrisScotch Pine70 ft35 ftWater - Low

Psuedotsuga menziesiiDouglas Fir80 ft20 ftWater - Moderate
Notable FoliageTaxodium distichumBald Cypress70 ft45 ftWater - High
Notable WildlifeThuja occidentalisAmerican Arborvitae100 ft15 ftWater - Moderate

Thuja orientalis (Platycladus orientalis)Oriental Arborvitae25 ft15 ftWater - Moderate

*Colored Trees are approved but not recommended due to high populations within American Fork.      

Additional species may be submitted for approval through the Urban Forestry Office