Conifer plants with berries
Browse our range of conifer plants with berries. As anyone who enjoys a good G&T should know, one type of conifer producing berries used in gin making is the juniper. A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by various types of juniper conifers. It is not in fact a true berry but a cone with fleshy and merged scales, giving a berry-like appearance. Juniper Compressa is a brilliant dwarf evergreen conifer which makes a useful addition to any small garden, producing berries above attractive, light green foliage with a narrow, upright, cone-shaped habit. The other type of conifer that produces berry-like cones are yew plants. Yew plants make a dense, evergreen hedge with bright green new spring growth deepening to dark green when mature and red, fleshy cone fruits in autumn. They are relatively slow-growing with a pyramidal form, perfect for a tapered hedge which can be clipped tightly to give a formal appearance. Yew will thrive in the shade, making it particularly useful for hedging that runs through part of an area that is cast into shadow for most of the day. The fleshy red fruits will help attract wildlife into your garden, making a tasty treat for many small birds; although they are poisonous to humans, pets and livestock.