This handsome tree with bluish green needles makes a broadly conical shape with slightly uplifted branches held in well-organised layers. It has long slender, oblong, rather smooth looking cones with rounded ends. This is a hardy variety that is more tolerant than the species and it makes a handsome specimen for a good sized garden. This will eventually reach around 20m (66ft) in height with a 12m (40ft) spread.
This pretty, rather gentle looking, conifer is silver-blue. It forms a neat informal cone shape and can be pruned regularly to ensure a formal outline. It takes around 10 years to reach a height of 1m (3ft). This is happiest in acidic soil. The lovely clear colour can change to rather dirty tints if grown on alkaline soil. It should eventually reach around 3m (10ft) height with 4m (13ft) spread.
'Meroke Twin' is an upright conifer with a dense columnar habit. This compact evergreen makes a handsome specimen tree for borders, lawns and rockeries. Like all Cypress it is easy to grow and requires little maintenance.
This is an attractive tapering cone shaped tree with deep yellow green foliage, bronze tinted at the tips of the sprays. In winter and spring the colour seems to be a deep clear yellow, very attractive. The foliage is ripply in effect and some of the foliage sprays are just pendulous at their tips. Overall, despite its brightness, it has a pleasing softness of effect.
Height and spread after 10 years 3.5x1.5m
Enjoys full-sun and well-drained soil.
Cryptomeria Barabits gold is a medium sized, upright evergreen conifer tree. Unusual creamy, sulphur yellow foliage in summer, with bronze coloured hue in the winter to its needles. Its branches are regular, ascending on full, densely cone shape.
Plant full sun/partial shade, moist, but well-drainied soil.
Height and spread approx 3-4m x 1-1.5m slow growing conifer.
Cryptomeria Japonica also known as the Japanese Red Cedar. An extremely decorative variety forming a dense dome of dark green foliager, these plants are fully hardy for the whole of the uk. They make a good alternative to the more established topiary plants. Cryptomeria Japonica is a slow growing dwarf variety of conifer that requires very little maintenance apart from the usual of feeding during the growing season and ensuring it is watered, especially during the growing season. These are lovely large plants standing at approximately 160cm inclusive of pot.
Leylandii Castlewellan Gold is the most popular Golden Leylandii. It is a fast-growing conifer that forms a dense, evergreen hedge providing a screen all year round. Castlewellan has golden-yellow foliage especially in the spring on the young new growth. Castlewellan grows slightly slower than the Green Leylandii but still forms a dense evergreen hedge quickly.
Enjoys sun or partial shade in moist but well drained soil.
The ubiquitous Leyland cypress, surely one of the best known of all plants. It makes a dense vigorous column with the foliage held in flat sprays of mid-green. Curiously it looks quite soft and fluffy from a distance. It has been recorded as achieving a height of 31m (100ft) in 50 years and is much used to shade the neighbour's garden and hide his entire house. It is tolerant of bad weather, excellent for shelter belts and looks most peculiar when used to edge garden bottoms. Look out of train windows in urban areas for examples. It makes a good hedge and can be kept to a metre or so in height.
Enjoys full sun, tolerates part shade in moist but well drained soil.
An elegant columnar cypress, but one which swells into a symmetrical oval shape that, at its best, is beautifully proportioned. One of the best golden conifers going and especially in winter when the colour is more burnished. It can look simply stunning when caught in the light. Of course, this majesty of form takes years to achieve.
This amazing evergreen tree commonly known as the Italian Cypress Totem Pole can grow up to 12m in height but has a narrow spread of only 1m. It will produce densely-packed luscious green foliage and its columnar habit makes it ideal as a focal point in any garden or patio. An exceptionally hardy conifer, it will tolerate drought and frost making it perfect for the British climate.
This specimen is currently approx 1.5m height inclusive of pot.
This evergreen conifer is known for is bright coloured foliage.
Will grow in most conditions, except waterlogged ground. Trim twice a year top maintain its spiral form and water regulary during summer months, especially if in a container.
A remarkable and lovely form.
The delicate filigree leaves remain gold throughout the summer ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints.
It also has the same shaggy soft cinnamon bark as M. glyptostroboides. It is slower growing than the normal ‘Dawn Redwood’ and produces little shade due to its thin conical shape. Ideal for planting near water as it particularly enjoys moist conditions.
With foliage colouring ranging from a steely blue to a dark grey-green, Picea glauca Sanders Blue' is certainly a colourful and highly interesting dwarf spruce. Once slightly more mature it will grow at only 4 to 6 inches per year (12 to 15cm) and so will be ideal for a smaller garden or even a shrub border.Height: 400cm Spread: 300cm
Stunning foliage colour and beautifully scented when you brush past. This small conifer is ideal for using as a centre piece in containers, especially during autumn and winter.
Enjoys a position in full-sun/partial shade and well-drained soil.