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Miniature Conifers

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. … Continue reading

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Spreading Junipers III / Juniperus

Juniperus horizontalis¬†‘Limeglow’ (syn. ‘Lime Glow’) – A perfect evergreen groundcover or accent plant with bright lime green new growth that shifts to a coppery-bronze in winter. It is reasonably fast growing, tolerates urban pollution and is drought tolerant once established. … Continue reading

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Unusual Conifers II

Pinus sylvestris¬†‘Green Penguin’ – A dwarf pyramidal to columnar form of Scotch Pine with unusual green needle clusters of longer older needles and shorter new ones. It only grows about 2-3″ a year and is considered a hardy substitute for … Continue reading

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Japanese Cedar III / Cryptomeria japonica

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yellow Twig’ – A rounded form of Japanese Cedar with whipcord branches of a beautiful lime green with some yellow highlights on the new growth. The attractive green foliage colour is also retained throughout the winter. It does … Continue reading

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A Conifer Sampler II

Picea abies ‘Inversa’ – A weeping form of Norway Spruce that is ideal for rockeries, where it can elegantly cascade over walls or large boulders. It can also be staked upright, in which case the side branches will hang close … Continue reading

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Abies and Other Conifers

Abies pinsapo ‘Aurea’ – Golden Spanish Fir grows slower than the species (about 6″ a year), with the new growth being an attractive creamy-yellow that matures to a silvery-blue. While it may take some time, it eventually develops a dominant … Continue reading

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Yew / Taxus

Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ – This female cultivar of English Yew is a spreading form and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. It will thrive in just about any exposure (full sun, part sun, shade) and features horizontal branches with … Continue reading

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