Some of the best conifers to plant in your yard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
When you think of conifers, a Christmas tree or tall pine might come to mind. Yet, these cone-bearing plants come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors.
A sure stand-out in the landscape, silver Korean fir features short, tightly packed needles that have white undersides. The soft needles also curl up toward the stem, giving the tree a decidedly flocked appearance year-round. This fir develops a pyramidal, classic Christmas tree shape as it grows.
Weeping White Pine, looks like a waterfall of long, blue-green needles. It’s especially effective grown over a sturdy arbor or other structure to create a curtain effect.
Dwarf Blue Spruce Loved for its beautiful silvery blue color, dwarf blue spruce is a good choice for small-space landscapes.
Many selections reach no more than 8 feet tall and take a long time to reach their mature size.
Japanese Umbrella Pine is a look-alike, this striking evergreen tree has shiny, stiff, dark green needles arranged in little tufts called whorls that resemble the ribs of an umbrella. The effect gives the entire tree a distinctive texture.
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