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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 Araucaria Angustii

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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 Angustii

Current Stock Height: 100 cm

Container: 5l  ? 

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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: pb28  ? 

$79.99

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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

Current Stock Height: 90/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb40  ? 

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Picture of Chamaecyparis Ellwoodii Variegata

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'Ellwood's Variegata' is a slow-growing, narrow columnar, evergreen conifer making a large shrub of compact habit. Foliage is rich green and handsomely flecked with gold. Wonderful contrast plant, great in rockeries or combined with maples. Prefers moist well drained soil that is slightly acid. Evergreen

 

Chamaecyparis Ellwoodii Variegata

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$21.99

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Picture of Chamaecyparis Gold Splash

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Gold Splash is an attractive varietated conifer. It has blue green foliage that is richly splashed with golden yellow. The foliage colour intensifies over spring and summer. Excellent rockerie garden choice. Evergreen

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Chamaecyparis Gold Splash

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$21.99


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Picture of Chamaecyparis Minima

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A dense globular, small bush of slow growth. Foliage sea-green in short densely packed, often vertically arranged sprays. Evergreen

 

Habit: Compact rounded
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 60cm

Chamaecyparis Minima

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$21.99

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Picture of Chamaecyparis 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 Nana Aurea

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$16.99


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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: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$11.99

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Cryptomeria Japonica

Current Stock Height: 200/240 cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

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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  ? 

$59.99


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The term gracilis means graceful and slender which describes this narrow upright Conifer perfectly. Neat and tidy blue-green foliage that grows in a perfect column tapering to a narrow point. Likes a sunny open position in nice deeply worked soil. Evergreen.

A great Conifer for adding a touch of formality to the garden or accentuating a feature. Combines well with most other colours.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Columnar
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 0.35m

Cupressus Sempervirens Gracilis

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 4.5l  ? 

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