Photographs by Plumb Pixel Photography, Terri Johnson, Owner
Conifers are an invaluable asset to any garden, but few people have room for one full-size tree, and most new homes are being built with land that doesn’t allow room for even one tree. However, there is a solution to the problem of space (and the lack of) in a garden – dwarf conifers. Many genera of conifers offer small-size cultivars. Some of these selections are listed in this and following pages.
The genus Pinus offers a good variety of small conifers though not as extensive as Chamaecyparis (see next page). The pictures below are Pinus wallichiana Nana, Dwarf Himalayan Pine, and Pinus mugo, ‘Carsten’s Wintergold’. I find few trees, small or large, as beautiful and graceful in appearance as the Himalayan Pine. If I had room for only one full-size tree, it would be the Himalayan Pine.