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At Big Plant Nursery we love conifers, often overlooked these days conifers have such a wide range of forms, colours and textures. We have chosen a selection ranging Cupressus, the quintessential Italian Cypress through to Pines, Thujas and of course Taxus the well known Yew tree.
Conifers feature in all types of garden from hot mediterranean vistas with Pinus pinea ,the Umbrella pine, traditional English scenes with fastigate yew and clipped Thuja hedges and if you have space the wonderful monkey puzzel, Araucaria araucana.
Contemporary gardens would be laking without the compact neat forms of Pinus mugo making statments in both ball and mound shapes, a great alternative to box balls.
Most conifers are hardy and tolerant of a wide range of soils, can be used as specimens, container plants, wind breaks and of course hedges.
Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'
Crested Japanese cedar, Seaweed Tree
Affectionately known as the 'Seaweed Tree', wierd but wonderful, this fascinating Cryptomeria forms a narrow, upright tree whose soft, needle covered branches are graced here and there with strange almost fish-tail like crests the size of a man's fis...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Hungarian Gold'
Cryptomeria 'Barabit's Gold', Japanese Cedar
A graceful, conical evergreen whose foliage emerges an eye catching, delicate pale yellow in the spring, becoming darker as the needles mature in the summer. The branches form a delicate, fan shaped appearance having a slightly weeping habit. Sma...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Jindai'
Japanese cedar 'Jindai'
With its dark and light green, congested foliage, Jindai is densely branched with a compact, irregular, conical form, reaching up to 2-3 metres in 10 years or prune to desired height. Its dense branches give it a soft, 'tufty' appearance. Grows...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Lobbii'
Japanese red cedar
A graceful form of Cryptomeria, Lobbii has a conical shape with evergreen, spirally arranged needles that curve slightly inward. The needles are blue grey in summer, turning bronze gold in colder temperatures before regreening in the spring. Has sm...
Cryptomeria japonica Sekkan-sugi
Golden Japanese Cedar
Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'
Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis', the Italian Cypress is a narrow almost pencil-like coniferous tree with dark green foliage and prickly brown cones. Very architectural. It is tolerant of poor soils and grows to its full potential in a sunny spot...
Cupressus sempervirens 'Totem'
Cupressus sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress. A narrow and compact, almost pencil-like, coniferous tree with dark green foliage and prickly brown cones. An improved version of Pyramidalis. Tall, thin silhouette - instantly reminiscent of Mediterr...
Ginkgo biloba 'Eiffel'
Maindenhair Tree 'Eiffel'
Ginkgo biloba 'Eiffel' New introduction, very much untested so eventual size unknown although we have found it to be a strong grower. Pyramiddal in shape, has a nice classic fan shaped leaf and a good shade of butter yellow in the autumn. As with...
Juniperus pfitzeriana 'Goldfern'
Bright gold green compact conifer reaching 1 metre having a lovely 'tufty' appearance. Hardy and easy to grow, great for a specimen, groundcover or as part of a scheme. Plant in full sun to give bright foliage all year.Position: full sunSoil: fer...
Picea glauca 'Rainbow's End'
Dwarf spruce, growing into a slender, cone shaped tree. Densely branched, eventually reaching just 10 foot. New spring growth is light green, turning dark, then a second flush has contrasting bright yellow foliage having an attractive effect. ...
Picea glauca 'Sander's Blue'
A small cone-shaped conifer with soft, slate-blue needle-like leaves. Height: 120cm. Ideal for small gardens and containers. Hardy. No pruning required. Keep well watered until established....
Platycladus orientalis 'Franky Boy'
Thuja 'Franky Boy'
Showy upright conifer with drooping, dangling, yellow foliage on long thin branches that really stands out for winter interest. Slow growing, 90cm in 10 years. Produces the best colour in full sun, turning slightly bronze in winter. Plant with ...
Japanese Umbrella Pine
Japanese Umbrella Pine. A conical to columnar tree with red-brown peeling bark. Narrow glossy dark green leaves. Very rare and difficult to come by, this is a stunning conifer. It is slow growing and has very structural horizontal branches that bea...
Thuja plicata 'Little Boy'
lovely dwarf conifer with oval growth, reaching just 1 metre high. Yellow green growth in spring, summer, changing to a warm orange-bronze in winter. Slow growing, compact and neat growing, makes a striking small specimen or looks great planted i...
Thuja plicata 4Ever Goldy
This new variety of Western Red Cedar was a natural mutation discovered back in 2002. It has stunning bright gold foliage which turns fabulous shades of orange and gold in autumn. You should plant this in full sun to really appreciate the colour but ...