Conifers have been around for over 300 million years! From trees to shrubs, find conifers in all shapes and sizes at Farmington Gardens. Their wide range of colors and textures provides beautiful seasonal interest. Many conifers are evergreen, meaning the plants keep their foliage year round. There are some exceptions. The Larch genus, for example, drops its needles during the winter and explodes with baby soft needles in the spring.
Check out the selection of conifers we commonly carry below. Please call to confirm availability.
CARE & LOCATION
Most coniferous trees prefer areas with good drainage as they may suffer from root diseases when surrounded by too much moisture. In general, most varieties prefer full sun and acidic soil. Some conifer varieties with yellow needles prefer afternoon shade. Many conifers have only one growth spurt annually which makes them perfect for smaller gardens. In fact, unneeded pruning may cause more problems than just letting the plant mature with little interference.
When decided on adding a conifer to your landscape, consider that large trees are known to compete for water sources with surrounding plants and will likely become the bully of the garden, hindering nearby growth if not well watered.
Additionally, use chemicals, like herbicides, sparingly. Unlike deciduous trees, coniferous trees are not able to shed their leaves and go dormant in times of stress and are, therefore, more susceptible to harm.