Slow growing conifer plants
Browse our selection of slow growing conifer plants, perfect for the rock garden or adding colour and texture to the front of mixed beds and borders. Conifers are cone-bearing, woody seed plants, mostly trees and mostly evergreen. They are an excellent way of adding colour and shape to your garden and are relatively easy to look after. Many conifers have long, thin leaves, often with a needle-like appearance, whereas others have broad, flat, strap-shaped foliage. Many varieties in this section are small and dwarf conifers, which make superb low maintenance plants for more modest gardens. Some fastigiate varieties (indicated by featuring “fastigiata” in the name) have a very upright, columnar growth habit with branches more or less parallel to the main stem. Conifer seeds develop inside attractive, protective cones which will help to attract a range of birds to your garden. Slow growing conifers such as Abies balsamea ‘Nana’, Alberta White Spruce and Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ are well suited to the rockery garden where they’ll provide colour and texture and soften hard lines of rocks and stones. Many of the best plants with most impressive ornamental qualities are slow growing – they’ll take many years to mature but will be worth the wait!