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From massive forest giants to miniscule mounds of elegant foliage, the Conifer family contains a wide variety. The name "conifer" comes from Latin and means "to bear cones." Although cones are a common feature of most conifers, Junipers and Yews are two exceptions that produce berry-like fruit, which, in the case of Juniper berries, are used to make the G part of the G&T!

Among the conifers are some of the smallest, largest and oldest living woody plants known. The more than 500 conifer species are distributed worldwide and are invaluable for their timber as well as their adaptability as garden plants for year-round interest.

The diversity of available conifers for the landscape is tremendous. Nurseries and plants people are devoted to the discovery and introduction of new selections that vary in size, form, color and texture. There has been special interest in the group of conifers classified as "dwarf conifers." One definition of a dwarf conifer is one that fails to attain the size and stature of the parent plant. These smaller growing varieties are invaluable in the smaller space garden designs.

 


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Picture of Agathis Australis Kauri

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NZ's iconic native conifer. Slow growing but well worth the wait for the tree to mature into its stately form. When juvenile the foliage tends to have copper bronze tones but as the tree ages green is the more dominant colour. One to plant for your grand children! Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2.5m

Agathis Australis - Kauri

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

$54.99


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Agathis Australis - Kauri

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$16.99


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Picture of Araucaria Angustifolia

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A popular garden tree in subtropical areas, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, “reptilian: branches with a very symmetrical appearance. The crown becomes flat-topped with age. The seeds, similar to large pine nuts, are edible. Not tolerant of wet feet but will tolerate light frost. Evergreen

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 24m x 0m

Araucaria Angustifolia

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$49.99


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Picture of Araucaria Heterophylla

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A wonderful upright conifer with even tiers of branches around the central trunk. Quick growing and tolerant of coastal conditions where it will happily withstand salt laden winds. Not tolerant of harsh frost or wet feet. Will grow in a container. Looks good as a Christmas Tree. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m

Araucaria heterophylla

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: 18l  ? 

$69.99


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Araucaria heterophylla

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Cedrus Deodara

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Indian Cedar. This Conifer will grow into a handsome majestic tree if allowed the space to mature. Upright and pyramidal in shape it has evenly spaced branches draped with blue-grey needles of foliage. The branches are slightly pendulous at the tips. Plant in the sun. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m

Cedrus Deodara

Container: pb18  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of December, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Chamaecyparis Grayswood Pillar

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This is an advantageous conifer in that it has quick but dense growth in a beautiful columnar habit. Makes great hedge both cut or natural. Intense blue leaves look great contrasted against other conifers, maples or azaleas for a splash of colour. Evergreen

 

Chamaecyparis Grayswood Pillar

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Aurea

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A useful little Conifer with fresh golden layers of foliage a neat domed shape habit. Useful for adding structure and will fit into the smallest of gardens. Plant in the sun, in well drained, deep acid soil for best results. Tough as. Evergreen.

Just so you know the 'Nana' part of this plant name means Dwarf in Latin i.e. it is not a plant only suitable for Nanas!

 

Habit: Mounding
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Aurea

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$16.99


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Picture of Chamaecyparis Silver Queen

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Medium to large conical tree with spreading branches. Flattened spraysof greyish-green foliage, is creamy-white when young. Evergreen

 

Chamaecyparis Silver Queen

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Cryptomeria Japonica

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Japanese Cedar. A fast growing and robust Conifer that is useful for screens and shelter belts and highly valued in the Orient as a timber tree. Forms a stately pyramidal tree if left untrimmed with curved needle foliage in green and bronze tones. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 11m x 6m

Cryptomeria Japonica

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$11.99


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Picture of Cryptomeria Japonica Egmont

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A selected form introduced and registered to Cedar Lodge of Taranaki. Exceptionally vigorous and hardy, tolerant of wind even salt laden, quick growing and a classic pyramidal shape. Used for hedging and shelter belts. Short curved needles of evergreen foliage and a straight trunk with reddish bark. A very useful Conifer.

 

Habit: Pyramidal
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25m x 15m

Cryptomeria Japonica Egmont

Current Stock Height: 160/240cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

$69.99


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Picture of Cupressus Greenstead Magnificent

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A highly ornamental and architectural conifer that has a natural spreading and mounding shape. Slow growing with attractive blue-green foliage. Prefers a sunny spot but quite hardy and tolerant. Give this feature plant room to develop - looks very striking when mature.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 3m

Cupressus Greenstead Magnificent

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$39.99


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