Considering a conifer? These beautiful landscape staples add year-round structure and color and life-long beauty and interest. Our very knowledgeable tree guy John, has selected a few unique conifers that just arrived to share with you;
• Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine) Slow to moderate growing, garden size, that develops spectacular multi-color bark as it ages.
• Picea purpurea (Purple Cone Spruce) Soft, deep green needles with reddish-purple cones in the summer. Rarely offered in the trade.
• Picea abies (Norway Spruce) ‘Paul’s Select’–increasingly popular alternative to blue spruces as it has better disease resistance, softer blue needles, and higher moisture tolerance.
• Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) ‘Schirrmann’s Nordlicht’ A dwarf selection, (under 10’ when mature), with soft, green deciduous foliage in sun, and more cream colored in the shade. Known for its cinnamon-colored bark and tolerance of moist soils.
• Sciadopitys verticillata (Umbrella Pine). Slow growing, unique, living fossil with thick needle like foliage that is arranged in whorls on the end of stems that looks like an umbrella.
• Pinus thunbergii (Black Pine) ‘Kotobuki’. Columnar, with smaller mature size, highlighted by irregular branching, short green needles, and bold, white candles. A favorite among the bonsai enthusiasts.
• Tsuga canadensis (Canadian Hemlock) ‘Jeddeloh’. Reliable, mounding/spreading, pet friendly, evergreen cultivar that does well in sun and shade. Structurally interesting addition to rock or shade gardens.