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 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 Kohouts Icebreaker - An interesting NEW variety. Fully hardy. Plant in a well drained, moist fertile soil. HEIGHT: 50cm
Abies koreana - (Korean Fir) Cylindrical purple cones even when young. Sun or semi-shade in a well-drained soil. sunsemi HEIGHT: 3m. SPREAD: 1.5m
Abies koreana Nadelkissen - (Miniature Korean Fir) Forms a dense globe of green needles with silvery undersides. Plant in a well drained but moist soil. HEIGHT: 20-25 cm
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
Abies lasiocarpa Compacta - Slow growing with blue grey foliage all year. Broad pyramidal habit. Sun or semi-shade in a well drained soil. sunsemi HEIGHT: 1-1.5m
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 - (Deodar Cedar) Broad pyramidal habit. Glaucous-green slightly drooping foliage. An ideal lawn specimen. Suits most soils in sun or semi-shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 4m

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list updated September 2017

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