Conifers

Conifers add colour and shape to any garden, and because they are mainly evergreen, will last the whole year! There is an amazing choice of shades, shapes and sizes ranging from tiny dwarfs to magnificent trees. Most are easy to look after, requiring little pruning and watering. They tend to be reasonably disease resistant but may need some attention during really cold spells.

(HEIGHT shown is in approximately 10 years)

Name (common name) & Description Conditions Size
Abies balsamea Piccolo - (Dwarf Balsam Fir) Tiny, dark green needles on short branches forming a dense, dwarf globe. Plant in a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 30cm SPREAD: 40cm
Abies concolor Violacea Prostrata - (White Fir) A choice slow growing, spreading form of the brightest blue. Plant in a well drained but moist soil. SPREAD: 100cm HEIGHT: TBC.
Abies koreana - (Korean Fir) Long cylindrical cones of violet-purple freely produced at an early age. Very hardy. Sun or semi-shade in a well-drained soil. sunsemi HEIGHT: 3m. SPREAD: 1.5m.
Abies koreana Silver Pearl - (Miniature Korean Fir) Very compact globular dwarf conifer. Dark green needles with silver undersides. Showy white winter buds. Well drained soil. HEIGHT: 30-45cm
Araucaria araucana - (Monkey Puzzle) Stiff prickly leaves. One of the few South American trees hardy in Britain. Grows best in moist, loamy soils. Plant in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 15m.
Cedrus atlantica Glauca - (Blue Atlantic Cedar) Good large specimen with blue-grey foliage. Not suitable for small gardens. Any well-drained soils. HEIGHT: 3-4m.
Cedrus Blue Fountain - A narrow weeping form, with striking bright blue needles. Suits most sites and situations. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 60cm
Cedrus deodara - (Indian or Himalayan Cedar) Broad pyramidal habit. Glaucous-green slightly drooping foliage. Makes an ideal lawn specimen. Suits most fertile soils in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 4m
Cedrus libani - (Cedar of Lebanon) Dark green foliage arranged in horizontal planes. Rapid growth in early years, then slower to become a large tree in many years. Well drained soil in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 3m+
Cedrus libani Fastigiata - Narrow, pyramidal dense growing trees requiring well drained soil in full sun. sun HEIGHT: 6-10 m

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Updated September 2018

 

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