Easy to grow conifer plants
Our collection of easy to grow conifer plants that will thrive at the hands of the least green fingered of gardeners! Conifers are cone-bearing, woody seed plants, mostly evergreen, often with a conical shape. They’re great for adding colour and shape to the garden, unfussy and care free. Many conifers have long, thin leaves, often with a needle-like appearance, whilst others have broad, flat, strap-shaped foliage. Easy conifers include Fir trees, Cedrus, Chamaecyparis, Leylandii, Ginkgo, Juniper, Picea, Pine, Yew and Thuja. Firs are delightful conifers with a cone or pyramid shape and large, attractive cones atop branches of distinctive, flattened needles. Chamaecyparis have a tall-growing habit with distinctive, feathery evergreen foliage, perfect for adding height and structure or acting as a foil to showier plants. Juniper have small, narrow, needle-like foliage in shades of blue, green or gold with silvery bands on the inner side and curving slightly to a prickly point. Thuja is an easy to grow, unfussy conifer with foliage held in sprays in a fan-like appearance and gives off a wonderful, fruity aroma when crushed and after it’s rained. Yew plants make a dense, evergreen hedge with bright green new spring growth deepening to dark green when mature and red, fleshy autumn cone fruits, well suited to being tightly clipped as a formal, tapered hedge.