Miniature Conifers

concryptokoshyi (300x297)Cryptomeria japonica ‘Koshyi’ – An extremely dwarf form of Japanese Cedar with tightly congested green foliage that does not change colour in winter. Mature specimens may produce small rounded cones and this cultivar requires no pruning to maintain its small size. Tolerates part to full sun. Ideal for containers or miniature gardens. Grows 12-15″ high by 18-24″. Zone 5.

conchamaelawsonrimpellar (300x294)Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Rimpelaar’ – This miniature Lawson Cypress was found as a witches broom growing on a Chamaecyparis ‘Ellwoodii’ in the Netherlands. It features soft-textured foliage that is bright blue when it emerges and matures to a bluish-grey. This cultivar was named after the street where it was found. Grows 1′ high by 1′ wide in 10 years. Hardy to zone 5.

conabieskoreanacis (294x300)Abies koreana ‘Cis’ – An extremely dwarf Korean Fir from Holland that averages 8″ high by 12″ wide in 10 years. It forms a flattened bun-like shrub with dark green needles contrasted by brown buds at the branch tips. ‘Cis’ prefers a full sun exposure with adequate soil drainage and is an ideal specimen for outdoor fairy gardens. Grows 12″ high by 18″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.

conpiceaabiesmalena (286x300)Picea abies ‘Malena’ – A miniature Norway Spruce with small, thick needles that emerge a bright green and darken with age. It will grow 8″ high by 12″ wide on average in 10 years and was discovered in Switzerland in 1985. ‘Malena’ is not prone to scorching in full sun and forms a very dense crown, making it ideal for alpine gardens. Grows 12″ high by 18″ wide. Zone 3

conchamaelawsonbleunantais (294x300)Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Blue Nantais’ (syn. ‘Bleu Nantais’) – A dwarf conical-shaped Lawson Cypress with bright blue new growth that matures to a silvery-blue. It is ideal for container culture and looks great when decorated with tiny Christmas lights by the front door. ‘Blue Nantais’ prefers a full sun exposure and good soil drainage. Grows 4′ high by 30″ wide. Zone 5.

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