Conifer plants for acidic soil
Conifers are evergreen foliage plants that are perfect for adding colour, shape and structure to your garden with the added benefit of being quite easy to grow. They are cone-bearing woody seed plants with either long, thin, needle-like foliage or flat, strap-shaped leaves alternatively arranged on flexible branchlets. In this section, we’ve handpicked the best selection of conifers for acidic soils. There’s a wide range of acid-loving conifers to choose from spanning a range of different shapes, sizes and foliage colours – providing options for every site and situation. Chamaecyparis is a popular, traditional-looking conifer with soft-textured foliage and slow to average growth rate. Alternatively, yew is a UK native conifer with soft, rounded needles and fleshy red berries that will succeed in sun or shade. Yew hedging is popular for use around the perimeter of properties and its compact growth habit also lends itself to being tightly clipped into topiary shapes. If you have the space, the eye-catching Monkey Puzzle Tree is one of the most recognised conifers due to its unique structure and growth habit with bright-green pointed leaves. It’s perfect as a specimen plant in large gardens, will slowly reach over 12 metres tall and loves an acidic soil.