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Pinus austriaca - Austrian pine (15368 readers)
Contributed by havlis 01.02. 2010 14:08:41 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Pine trees are superb trees which grow in a wide climate scale - from cold northern countries to hot coastal sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment. ...

Cedrus atlantica 'Compacta' - Atlas cedar (23329 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.02. 2009 14:27:01 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Compacta is an Italian dwarf variety of Atlas cedar. This evergreen conifer has short, sharp, mid green needles. It grows slowly, forming a rounded shrub. To maintain a perfect shape it may be pruned beginning of spring. ...

Abies procera - Noble Fir (61682 readers)
Contributed by amazon 17.07. 2008 08:30:53 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Nobe Fir (Abies procera), Grow your own Christmas Tree! Majestic evergreen native to the pacific northwest, widely grown as a Christmas Tree. Can reach 200 feet or more in height. Prefers moist soil and some protection from wind. ...

Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata' - crested Japanese cedar (16238 readers)
Contributed by havlis 27.05. 2008 10:14:32 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperatures sometimes drop to -27°C. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. ...

Sciadopitys verticillata - Japanese umbrella pine (48656 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.05. 2008 13:30:58 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Japanese umbrella pine is an exquisite-looking conifer with dark green needles. They are glossy, 5-12 cm long and grow in whorls of 15-20. They are borne at the shoot-tips like the spokes of an umbrella, hence it name. ...

Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Variegata' - creeping juniper (17226 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.04. 2008 14:28:31 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Creeping juniper is a useful and maintenance-free shrub, popular with landscapers. They are so easy to grow and need very little care. This variety has creamy-yellow varigated leaves. The branches grow upright and slightly droop at the edge of the shrub. The green branches turn violet-blue in winter. It is compact, medium to slow growing. ...

Picea abies 'Wills Zwerg' - dwarf Norway spruce (17896 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.03. 2008 10:42:47 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Another lovely piece for miniature lovers is this dwarf spruce. It grows slowly, compact and dense to it mature height of 3m only after a few decades. ...

Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree (23207 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.03. 2008 10:37:07 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Maidenhair tree is probably one of the oldest species on Earth. It was here some 180 million years ago … obviously it was the time when the Dead Sea was still ill. Its extreme tolerance of various conditions made it survive to our time. One tree can live as long as 2000 years. ...

Abies numidica 'Glauca' - Blue Algerian fir (20916 readers)
Contributed by havlis 05.03. 2008 12:42:27 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Algerian blue fir is a show-stopper. This fir comes from Alger and Morocco and the original species is a large tree. This variety, however, is blue and dwarf. ...

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' - Columnar Irish Yew (118156 readers)
Contributed by abies 30.11. 2007 12:32:57 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Taxus baccata Fastigiata is an extremely useful evergreen conifer for sun or shade. Most commonly used for hedging purposes, it has a naturally upright broadly columnar form and takes shearing well. Its dense form and dark green color makes a matte-green dramatic backdrop for a perennial or mixed shrub border and a fine support for clematis. ...

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood (64004 readers)
Contributed by havlis 25.11. 2007 19:45:15 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Dawn redwood is a rare deciduous conifer with bright green opposite needles that fade to coppery-golden in the autumn. It was believed to be extinct for centuries. Until first specimen were brought from China in 1941 and propagated throughout the world. This fast growing tree of pyramidal habit looks beautiful and at the same time exotic enough to stand on its own, or it can be used as a windbreak. ...

Taxus x media 'Hicksii' - yew tree (53189 readers)
Contributed by havlis 21.11. 2007 11:57:07 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Lustrous dark green needles and red fruits make this yew a very attractive shrub, although quite common in moderate climate. “Hicksii” is a successful cross between the Irish yew tree and the regular yew tree. As a female plant, it produces red berries which are poisonous just like the whole plant. It responds very well to pruning if you want to maintain a certain shape. But even without it this evergreen can keep quite a compact, dense habit. It can grow in any type of soil, in sun or shade. ...

Picea abies 'Acrocona' - Acrocona Norway Spruce (12173 readers)
Contributed by abies 26.10. 2007 11:13:33 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Acrocona is a delightful small evergreen conifer for lovers of special and interesting small trees. A broad pyramid attracting attention with its special feature - the blood red extra large cones on the terminals of many branches. These emerge upright, bright red-purple, then droop downward as they turn a clean tan. ...

Abies nordmanniana - Caucasican fir (41377 readers)
Contributed by havlis 26.10. 2007 10:22:53 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Do you also feel like we exaggerate a lot, saying how exquisite, gorgeous or stunning a plant is? Well, you’d better get used to it :-) We just cannot help ourselves when we see for instance this Caucasian fir. Its short needles densely cover the branches; they are deep green and very glossy, with silvery undersides. ...

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' - Monterey Cypress (54501 readers)
Contributed by amazon 25.10. 2007 09:50:09 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Lemon Scented Goldcrest Cypress Tree (Cupressus macrocarpa Gold Crest) makes an excellent indoor or outdoor tree. It is hardy in zones 7-9 or grow indoors in a cool and sunny window. Keep the tree evenly moist, not wet or dry. You can place the living tree almost anywhere for the holidays. It looks fantastic with miniature ornaments. A great gift for almost anyone or yourself. ...

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree (27779 readers)
Contributed by havlis 18.10. 2007 10:35:45 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Among the most spectacular conifers this monkey puzzle tree is the hardiest. The scale-like leaves are dark green, sharp-pointed. This species is said to be 60 million years old. It dislikes atmospheric pollution and hot and dry soil. It does surprisingly well in our climate, too, if you provide a winter shelter. In some instances a fleece is enough, younger plants might need a stronger cover. Avoid freezing winds and southern sunny walls where the temperature is high in winter during the day an ...

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' - Japanese Maple (26673 readers)
Contributed by amazon 18.10. 2007 09:23:45 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Lace-leaf Japanese Maple Acer palmatum dissectum Viridis A green lace-leaf type Japanese Maple. Growing in a round dome will take 50 years to get 10 feet tall. Leaves dissected to mid-vein and green. In Fall colors are red-orange. Spectacular for a bonsai! ...

Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine (8248 readers)
Contributed by amazon 02.10. 2007 09:16:52 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) is an excellent, small, irregularly shaped, pine tree. The plant tolerates dry soil and salt. The dark green, twisted needles are 5 to 7 inches long. It grows approximately 12 to 18 inches per year. It is hardy in zones 5-8. Its mature height is 30 feet with a spread of 20 feet. ...

Tsuga canadensis 'Dwarf Upright' - Canadian Hemlock (17126 readers)
Contributed by amazon 27.07. 2007 07:53:10 Topic: Plants / Conifers

AA dwarf, upright variety of Canadian Hemlock. Small, dark green leaves on thin upright branches. Grows 4-6 inches a year. Plant was cultivar sold in the 1970s by John Mitsch Nursery, Aurora, Oregon. ...

Picea pungens - Colorado Blue Spruce (8918 readers)
Contributed by amazon 28.05. 2007 10:27:45 Topic: Plants / Conifers

One of the advantages of the Colorado Blue Spruce is its large hardiness area. This coniferous tree, which is characterized by its gray-blue needle-like leaves, will thrive in every part of the contiguous United States. And it makes an excellent landscape accent, as it is a very full tree and can block unpleasant sights like road traffic. ...

Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree (29990 readers)
Contributed by amazon 28.05. 2007 09:53:25 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Unusually shaped foliage accents gray-brown bark. Grows slowly to a mature height of 40-70 ft. with massive branches and a 25-40 ft. spread. Ginkgo Biloba withstands city pollution and is rarely bothered by pests or disease. ...

Picea abies - Norway Spruce (6896 readers)
Contributed by amazon 19.05. 2007 08:30:48 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Grows to 90 ft. Tall broad timber tree. Fast grower, purple cones. Resists wind and cold. Wide-spreading horizontal branches turn upward at the very tips. Rough, reddish brown bark. ...

Abies concolor - White Fir (12782 readers)
Contributed by amazon 19.05. 2007 08:26:34 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Grows to 40. Excellent for ornamental use and as a Christmas tree. Withstands heat and drought better than other firs. Large pyramidal tree with soft blue-green to silvery needles, 2-3 inches long. Easily cultivated. A citrus smell is present when the needle is broken. Older trees develop a dome-like crown. ...

Abies balsamea - Balsam Fir (12737 readers)
Contributed by amazon 19.05. 2007 08:22:38 Topic: Plants / Conifers

Grows 40 to 75 ft. Often used as a Christmas tree or for land reclamation. The needles are 1-inch long, blunt, rounded and a lustrous dark green. Makes an excellent screen or ornamental and is a good choice for cooler climates. ...