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From massive forest giants to miniscule mounds of elegant foliage, the Conifer family contains a wide variety. The name "conifer" comes from Latin and means "to bear cones." Although cones are a common feature of most conifers, Junipers and Yews are two exceptions that produce berry-like fruit, which, in the case of Juniper berries, are used to make the G part of the G&T!

Among the conifers are some of the smallest, largest and oldest living woody plants known. The more than 500 conifer species are distributed worldwide and are invaluable for their timber as well as their adaptability as garden plants for year-round interest.

The diversity of available conifers for the landscape is tremendous. Nurseries and plants people are devoted to the discovery and introduction of new selections that vary in size, form, color and texture. There has been special interest in the group of conifers classified as "dwarf conifers." One definition of a dwarf conifer is one that fails to attain the size and stature of the parent plant. These smaller growing varieties are invaluable in the smaller space garden designs.

 


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Picture of Agathis Australis Kauri
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NZ's iconic native conifer. Slow growing but well worth the wait for the tree to mature into its stately form. When juvenile the foliage tends to have copper bronze tones but as the tree ages green is the more dominant colour. One to plant for your grand children! Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2.5m

Agathis Australis - Kauri

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Agathis Australis - Kauri

Current Stock Height: 150/180 cm  ? 

Container: 8.5l  ? 

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Picture of Araucaria Angustifolia
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A popular garden tree in subtropical areas, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, “reptilian: branches with a very symmetrical appearance. The crown becomes flat-topped with age. The seeds, similar to large pine nuts, are edible. Not tolerant of wet feet but will tolerate light frost. Evergreen

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 24m x 0m

Araucaria Angustifolia

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Araucaria Heterophylla
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A wonderful upright conifer with even tiers of branches around the central trunk. Quick growing and tolerant of coastal conditions where it will happily withstand salt laden winds. Not tolerant of harsh frost or wet feet. Will grow in a container. Looks good as a Christmas Tree. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m

Araucaria heterophylla

Current Stock Height: 110/120 cm  ? 

Container: 13l  ? 

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Picture of Chamaecyparis Silver Queen
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Medium to large conical tree with spreading branches. Flattened spraysof greyish-green foliage, is creamy-white when young. Evergreen

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Chamaecyparis Silver Queen

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Japanese Cedar. A fast growing and robust Conifer that is useful for screens and shelter belts and highly valued in the Orient as a timber tree. Forms a stately pyramidal tree if left untrimmed with curved needle foliage in green and bronze tones. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 11m x 6m

Cryptomeria Japonica

Current Stock Height: 60/75cm  ? 

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Picture of Cupressus Blue Ice
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A very attractive and quick growing, aromatic Conifer with blue-grey foliage and flaking reddish-brown bark. Forms a neat and tidy conical tree and is great for back ground planting or screening. Tolerant and hardy. Evergreen.


 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Cupressus glabra Blue Ice

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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Picture of Cupressus Gracilis
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The term gracilis means graceful and slender which describes this narrow upright Conifer perfectly. Neat and tidy blue-green foliage that grows in a perfect column tapering to a narrow point. Likes a sunny open position in nice deeply worked soil. Evergreen.

A great Conifer for adding a touch of formality to the garden or accentuating a feature. Combines well with most other colours.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Columnar
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 0.35m

Cupressus Sempervirens Gracilis

Current Stock Height: 90/100cm  ? 

Container: 4.5l  ? 

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Picture of Juniperus Kaizuka
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A fascinating and fabulous, designer conifer that is used extensively as a feature landscaping or container plant. The branches are graceful, arching and held at unusual angles giving a most interesting architectural affect. Bright green needle like foliage. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

This Conifer is commonly known as the 'Hollywood' Juniper - definitely a star in any planting scheme.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m

Juniperus Kaizuka

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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Blue Colorado Spruce. A good blue form is amongst the most highly prized garden conifers. Even the green seedlings make a lovely garden subject. Not a very fast growing making approx 3 metres in ten years.

 

Colour: Assorted

Picea Pungens Glauca

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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