Dwarf Conifers – Trees for the Garden
Versatile and easy care Dwarf Conifers are one solution to a range of landscaping designs. Easy care, low growing and some that act as ground cover plants they are also suited to growing in pots and containers.
Widely used in landscaping dwarf conifers or ‘low growing conifers’ are widely used in landscaping and are particularly suited for use as border specimen plants.
Excellent as features in a rock garden, for growing in pots or containers (especially weeping or prostrate species) and for smaller courtyard gardens.
Or you can actually create a textured, low growing dwarf conifer garden from the huge range available.
Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’ pictured right is a lovely low growing rounded form.
Dwarf Conifer Care
Providing an excellent ground cover solution for difficult areas, many dwarf conifers are relatively maintenance free.
Usually hardy and reasonably drought tolerant one established, they are used widely on sloping garden banks and are excellent for low care commercial landscaping purposes as they generally require very little pruning.
We list a range of ‘dwarf conifers’ or’ low growing’ conifers suitable for use in Australian gardens.
List of Low Growing or Dwarf Conifers for the garden
- Abies amabilis ‘Spreading Star’
- Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Dwarf Globe’
- Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Aurea Densa’
- Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Filiformis Compacta’
- Cedrus deodora ‘Feelin blue’
- Cedrus deodora ‘Lime glow’
- Cedrus deodora ‘Pendula’
- Cryptomeria Japonica ‘Elegans Nana’
- Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tansu’
- Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’
- Larix decidua ‘Little Bogle’
- Picea abies ‘Little Gem’
- Picea abies nindiformis
- Picea glauca albertiana conica
- Picea mariana nana
- Picea omorika hexenbessen
- Picea pungens ‘R.H. Montgomery
- Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’
- Picea mugho ‘Pincushion’
- Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’
- Pinus thunbergii ‘Emerys Dwarf’
- Taxodium distichum ‘Secrest’
- Tsuga canadensis minuata