Category Archives for Conifers

PINUS (PINE)

(evergreen)  Pines are too large for the average garden, although old specimens of the Scots pine, towering 70 to 80 ft. in the air, are very decorative in large gardens. Plant pines in a sandy soil in September or November. … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Thujopsis

THUJOPSIS Thujopsis dolobrata Medium Tree. After ten years: 2-3m. Ultimate Height: 10-20m. The genus Thujopsis is closely related to Thuja with T. dolobrata being the only species represented although it has produced a few cultivars. It makes a small to … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Thuja

THUJA This genus although being only a small one has produced many fine garden plants. In many ways they are similar to the Chamaecyparis, forming shrubs or trees of mainly conical habit and reproducing freely from seed. The tendency for … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Taxus or Yew Trees

TAXUS The “Yews” have been much maligned in the British Isles as garden plants in recent years, bringing to most peoples minds visions of old country gardens and churchyards! They are in fact among the most useful of garden conifers, … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Taxodium

TAXODIUM This genus is closely related to Metasequoia but originates from South Eastern United States and Mexico and not China. It is a small genus of deciduous trees with erect or spreading branches. The foliage is frond-like giving the trees … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Sequoiadendron giganteum

SEQUOIADENDRON This genus again is only represented by one species S. giganteum, more commonly known in England as the “ Wellingtonia”. This also originates from California and is famous for its tremendous size and stature. It differs from Sequoia in … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Sequoia

SEQUOIA There is only one species represented in this genus which is well known as the “Californian Redwood”. This species S. sempervirens cannot in any way be considered a garden cultivar on account of its ultimate size, but no book … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Sciadopitys

SCIADOPITYS Sciadopitys verticillata Medium Tree. After ten years: 1-1.5m. Ultimate Height: 10-20m. This unique and attractive tree is the only species in the genus. It is known as the “Japanese Umbrella Pine” and although not a Pine, its apparent similarity … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Pseudotsuga

PSEUDOTSUGA This is a small genus consisting of only five species. They are rather similar to the genus Abies, but have generally much smaller buds, similar in shape to the Common Beech and the cones are pendulous rather than erect. … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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Conifer Trees: Podocarpus

PODOCARPUS This is a large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, but coming as they do from the warm temperate and tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, very few species are hardy even in the mildest parts of Great Britain. … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by admin
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