Runner-up

cedar

Here's the runner-up: Cedrus deodara 'Electra,' a Himalayan cedar with some of the most striking foliage I've seen. It was feathery, a cool silvery-blue, which you can see in this photo. The needles had green on them also, making for a really nice look. Not as dense as a Colorado spruce. You can see through it. But we loved the tree - just look at those needles. Still, we wondered if it would be the screen we need in our garden. The new tree will be planted at the end that overlooks the street. We like looking out but aren't crazy about people looking in. We also want to obliterate a rather unsightly sign on the sidewalk down below. Who wouldn't rather look at this? 

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