Choosing Conifers

Conifers comprise a wide group of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs that provide welcome color and structure all year round. Although some have a bad name, growing into ungainly monsters, many make elegant additions to small gardens.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Hinoki Cypress DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

This Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Opaal’, is a dwarf conifer reaching 3 ft (1 m) high and 30 in(75 cm) wide when mature.

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© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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