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Conifers

Conifers are cone-bearing, woody seed plants, mostly trees and mostly evergreen, characterised by their attractive conical shape. 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. Conifer seeds develop inside attractive, protective cones which will help to attract a range of birds to your garden. Taxus Baccata or Common Yew plants in particular have beautiful bright red fleshy coverings over the seeds, which appear in the autumn.

There are around 600 species of conifers, leaving you plenty to choose from. Leylandii is one of the most vigorous, reaching heights of up to 35m, making it perfect as a fast-growing, dense evergreen hedge. Juniper Blue Arrow has a tight, narrow growth habit and can be used either stand-alone or in pairs to add architectural flair and Mediterranean character to a garden. There are also low growing varieties, such as Juniper Blue Chip and Juniper Blue Carpet that make excellent ground cover plants. The Monkey Puzzle Tree is one of the most recognised conifers due to its unique structure and slow growth rate.

 

 

 

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

CODE: 2797

This is a lovely, dwarf evergreen conifer with a densely-branched, rounded growth habit. It is a compact, broad and mound-like conifer with tidy green... More 

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Abies concolor

CODE: 9371

This is a dense, evergreen conifer with upward curving, silvery blue-green flattened needles which are blunt at the tips. Young trees are conical,... More 

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Abies koreana

CODE: 8211

This is a broadly conical, hardy, evergreen conifer which has a pyramidal form and is densely clothed with dark shiny needles that are bright silver... More 

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Abies nordmanniana

CODE: 9359

We’'ve specifically chosen to grow this variety because it has stunning, glossy, deep green-blue flat needles that won’t end up all over the carpet.... More 

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Abies pinsapo 'Aurea'

CODE: 10223

Abies pinsapo 'Aurea' is a slow-growing conical shaped conifer and winner of the RHS 'Award of Garden Merit. As this variety grows it... More 

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Araucaria araucana (imbricata)

CODE: 2747

Araucaria araucana (imbricata) aka Monkey Puzzle Tree's are beautiful specimen plants for large gardens, parks or open spaces. It is a unique,... More 

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Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue'

CODE: 2801

An eye-catching, dwarf, spreading evergreen conifer which makes a lovely horizontal specimen or groundcover plant. ‘Feelin' Blue’ is a unique,... More 

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold'

CODE: 2910

This compact evergreen shrub is slow growing and has an upright growth habit. It has yellow, soft-textured spring foliage that matures to blue-green on the ascending branches.

It is often used as a focal point in gardens and rarely exceeds a height and spread of 2 metres by 50cm after 10 years growth. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade where a well drained, fertile soil is available.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumii'

CODE: 2914

A slender conical, dense leaved, evergreen conifer, whose young growth is glaucous blue later becoming blue grey. Makes a excellent specimen... More 

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris'

CODE: 2911

This is a narrow, upright evergreen conifer that forms a neat column of aromatic, blue-grey foliage. It is an attractive grower which will tolerate poor... More 

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold'

CODE: 8617

This is similar in habit to Chamaecyparis lawsonia 'Ellwoodii', but slower growing. It has golden-green evergreen foliage tipped with gold all... More 

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Erecta Viridis'

CODE: 2913

This is a compact, evergreen coniferous tree with rich, bright green foliage which is arranged in large, flattened vertical sprays. It is a medium-sized... More 

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