Conifer sizes From massive forest giants to miniscule mounds of elegant foliage, the appropriate size will depend on the landscape situation. The typical…
Cryptomeria japonica 'Little Champion' (Japanese Cedar) A mid-size dense, compact evergreen conifer with rounded branches. Bright green needles in Spring that turn emerald green throughout the growing season with a purplish-bronze through the Winter. Slow-growing with a cushion-like rounded habit. Pruning is not necessary but if needed prune early Spring after threat of all frost. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil in sheltered areas. Ideal as a container, patio, or foundation plant.
Thuja plicata Whipcord on Standard: The unusual foliage on this low, mop-head-like plant consists of long, thick, glossy tendrils that suggest Independence Day fireworks. The many branches seem to explode upward and send sparks cascading in all directions. Green in summer, the foliage changes to bronze in winter, matching the richly colored wood. This is grafted on a standard.
Thuja plicata Whipcord: The unusual foliage on this low, mop-head-like plant consists of long, thick, glossy tendrils that suggest Independence Day fireworks. The many branches seem to explode upward and send sparks cascading in all directions. Green in summer, the foliage changes to bronze in winter, matching the richly colored wood.
Thuja occidentalis Sherwood Frost: Commonly known as American Arborvitae, it is a dense, conical to narrow-pyramidal, often single-trunked, evergreen tree. Scale-like, aromatic, yellow-green foliage appears in flattened sprays. Light green summer foliage is variegated with creamy white at the edges, giving the appearance of frosted leaves. Foliage turns olive green with pale yellow-brown edges in winter.
Taxodium distichem Peve Yellow: Peve Yellow is a compact form that is noted for its soft yellow foliage. It slowly grows in a dense, pyramidal form. Flat, linear, yellow-green needles appear in two ranks along the twigs. Foliage has a fern-like texture. Leaves turn a rusty-brown in fall before dropping.
Taxodium distichum Peve Minaret: The dense, compact spire has soft, rich-green foliage that begs to be touched. In autumn, the fine, almost feathery needles change to red-brown and hold for weeks. In winter, beautifully tiered branches that point up at the tips give the small tree added elegance and character.
Pinus thunbergii Thunderhead: Especially during winter, the eye-catching, brillant-white candles of this popular selection of Japanese Black Pine create a striking contrast to the thick, glossy, green needles. Thunderhead develops a dense, billowy, cloud-like form that may mature to a form as wide as tall.