A dense, rounded plant with upright fans of canary yellow foliage, ‘Autumn Moon’ stays uniform and tidy without developing an oval, upright habit like other yellow forms found in the marketplace. Can be planted in a row to make a stunningly colorful border or for individual color spots throughout the landscape. Mature Size: 3’H x 3’W. Dwarf. Globe Shaped. Zone 4. Yellow foliage. Conifer. Does best in Full Sun.
This 'Golden Tuffet' arborvitae pillow-shaped tuffet grows wider than tall, reminiscent of a mushroom cap. The golden-orange foliage has an unusual braided texture sure to invite closer inspection. Hardy, durable and adaptable to all soil types and tolerates full sun to part shade.
This silvery-green, dwarf Arborvitae looks like an oversized bowling ball, except for its fine, almost lacy, texture. Actually, it is a reliable, mid-size, spherical bush that has many uses in the landscape.
Rich, deep green summer color combines with the compact textural foliage and naturally sculpted spire-like shape making this new selection an unexpected breakthrough for the hardy common Arborvitae. With a muted green winter color, a very young tree has proportions perfect for mini-scapes or container gardening. As it ages, an elegant small tree develops. The natural character as a specimen is the finest quality a conifer can offer the landscape in either cold or moderate climates. Primo!
Thuja occidentalis Primo®(‘IslPrim’). Mature size: 4’H x 1’W. Dwarf Conifer: 3-5″ growth per year. Narrow Upright. Zone 4. Deep Green. Dwarf Conifer. Full Sun.
So long as they get at least 3 hours a day of direct sunlight, you will have great luck in growing these shrubs. For best color, you will want to find a rather sunny spot to put your Rheingold Arborvitaes. The only real soil requirement for this plant is that it does need drainage. In heavy clay, be sure to plant them high or in a raised bed.
The unique color of the compact, Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Cream Ball’ is neither white nor yellow, but more a rich shade of cream, that will complement many landscapes. A close look at the foliage shows that a range of colors and textures, including bluish needles and green scales that are tipped with blond, contribute to the glowing effect. The well-mannered, easy-to-grow conifer maintains a uniform globe shape without shearing and makes a dressy accent or, lined up, an attractive border edge. More sun exposure will produce a brighter impact.
Garden Size: 6’H x 6’W. Dwarf: 3-6″/year. Globe Shaped. Zone 4. Yellow. Conifer.
Especially in winter, this striking Korean Fir lives up to its name. Many shoots loaded with short, wide needles; light yellow with white reverses; brighten the scene with both color and texture. The compact, mid-size selection from Holland develops an irregular, spreading shape, and in late winter, buds with a purple cast add decoration. Provide moist, well-drained soil and some protection from scorching sun in hot areas.
Bright, white, new growth with older, inner foliage that retains a light tone combine to give this plant a distinctly white appearance. In winter, foliage takes on a blush of pink. A compact globe when young, 'Moon Frost' broadens and increases its growth rate with age, but remains a reliably small, dwarf plant.
The new spring growth of this cultivar is white, which produces a striking contrast against the dark-green interior foliage on the fast-growing, upright, broad plant. Its size, shape and colorful growth make it an extremely useful highlight for shade gardens.
The low, spreading Juniperus chinensis ‘Daub’s Frosted’ is especially appealing: it develops new, bright, golden yellow growth that points in all directions above the bluish green, feathery, interior foliage. A lively selection for a sunny, well-drained bank or other challenging site where a reliable bit of color is needed.
Garden Size: 2’H x 8’W. Dwarf: 3-6″/year. Spreading. Zone 4. Yellow. Conifer. Best in full sun.
This low, spreading juniper is especially appealing; it develops new, bright, golden-yellow growth that points in all directions above the bluish-green, feathery, interior foliage. A lively selection for a sunny, well-drained bank or other challenging site where a reliable bit of color is needed.
The vivid yellow foliage of this spreading juniper creates a bright, cheery spot in teh garden throughout the year. In spring, brilliant new growth freshens up the chartreuse interior foliage and continues the sparkling display through fall, when the look gradually softens with coral tones.
This new, weeping European Larch is an elegant alternative to 'Pendula'. When staked, its slender branches create a narrow silhouette that is more dense and lighter green then 'Pendula'. If unstaked, branches slowly spread out along the ground and make an effective groundcover. Very attractive in gardens.
This narrow, upright selection of Swiss Stone Pine has long, two-toned needles that twist and weave together to form lustrous branches. It is extremely hard and needs little pruning to maintain a large, but slender stature. As yet underused, it makes a vastly superior alternative for Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid', especially in suburban landscapes. With slower growth, it fits in may positions and stays in scale. Tress retain foliage to the base, unlike pines that lose needles on shaded lower branches. Upright narrow growth habit. Hardy to zone 3. Grows large. Color is bluish green.
This slow-growing selection has very long, very narrow, light green needles and a strong weeping habit. Its closely held branches develop graceful draping forms that combine a tall, narrow stature with a broad, flowing skirt. Named for the world's tallest waterfall after 20 years of evaluation, the unique tree offers elegance and style.
A great fit for the smaller landscape, Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ with its small twisted and curvy needles will create an unusual texture in the garden. A much smaller, dwarf version of the large growing ‘Contorta’, ‘Mini Twists’ responds well to annual candle pruning which will encourage an even more compact, full-foliaged small shrub or tree. Mature size: 6’H x 4’W
Dwarf: 3-6″ per year. Broad Upright. Zone 3. Bluish. Conifer. Full Sun.
This 'Golden Ghost' pine provides gardens with superior year-round beauty. Its many upright branches create a dense, structural form, like an egg on its end. The needles, which are shorter and darker green than those of the Tanyosho types, stand up well to both cold and drought. Attractive bark with age.
This exciting, new offering has long, thin, vibrant yellow needles that stay brightly colored year-round. Interior foliage that is shaded stays fresh green, so the yellow really stands out. Large, open, and upright, the symmetrical pyramid, best planted in full sun, seems to reflect the rays of the sun back into the garden.
With the cool temperatures of autumn, this extremely hardy, compact mugo pine becomes an electric yellow color that persists through the cold season. Great for containers, the rock garden – or any landscape space that needs a little spark of color during the dreary winter months. Pinus mugo ‘Wintersonne’ loves full sun, well-drained soil, and responds well to spring candle pruning if a more compact form is desired.
Mature Size: 6’H x 4’W. Dwarf: 3-6″ per year. Broad Upright. Zone 2. Color: Green/Yellow. Dwarf conifer. Full Sun
Brilliant, golden-yellow, new growth erupts in spring and makes 'Taylor's Sunburst' a vibrant show-stopper. The striking color lasts for weeks, then gradually softens to a light, yellow-green as the foliage hardens. In spring, tiny red cones add contrast to this extraordinary Lodgepole Pine.
This delightful conifer develops remarkable, raspberry-red cones on the tips of its branches in spring. The unusual coning habit tends to modify growth rate and shape and to produce a broad, spreading pyramid, which becomes wider than tall with age.
Elegans has densely arranged, slightly ascending branches of this dark green, flat-topped, dwarf nest spruce will add classy elegance to any garden. Plants break bud and develop bright green new growth earlier in spring than other nest types. Use the irregularly rounded, slow-growing, spreading plant as a low garden accent.
An extremely small and compact tree; adaptable and hardy, very slow growing; excellent choice for small-scale topiary form in rock gardens or as a year-round garden detail element. Little Gem Spruce has green foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green through the winter.
This outstanding Montgomery is a slow-growing, dwarf spruce and is globe-shaped when young, but it will eventually form a leader as it matures and develop an upright, broad shape that is wider than tall.
Pumila Spruce has unusually uniform branches, covered with short, dark-green needles, point up and out on this distinct, nest-style spruce. When young, it has a more rounded habit than the familiar, flatter types, but it eventually spreads out with age too. New growth appears later in the season than it does on other nest types.
Named Collector's Conifer of the Year in 2008, this small, slow-growing Norway Spruce, produces loads of bright red cones on many short shoots in spring. The tiny cones brown as they age, but continue to decorate the irregular, dwarf variety year-round. Globose when young, the small spruce develops an upright broad shape with maturity. It is extremely hardy and grows well in full sun or part shade.