Conifers Add Plenty Of Winter Garden Interest

Let’s face it, winter can be kind of bare in the garden. Luckily for us there are plenty of really striking conifers with interesting forms and colors. These needled plants can transform landscapes from ordinary to extraordinary with their assortment of sizes, shapes and textures. Conifers come in a variety of colors including green, yellow, blue and purple. Low maintenance and easy to grow, conifers add intrigue to the winter garden and bridge the seasons with color.

7 Conifers For The Winter Garden

Pinus strobus ‘Niagara Falls’ – Niagara Falls White Pine


This striking pine with cascading limbs will be the talk of your garden. Its flowing habit mimics that action of the roaring Niagara Falls! A very distinctive specimen.



7 Conifers For The Winter Garden

Thuja koraiensis ‘Glauca Prostrata’ – Spreading Korean Arborvitae

This plant sports elegant, soft textured branches holding multicolored needles comprised of a blue-green upper surface and a ghostly white reverse. An excellent alternative to spreading Junipers.




7 Conifers For The Winter Garden


Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ – Mini Twist Eastern White Pine

A truly unique shrub, Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ has beautiful blue-green needles that twist and curve creating a very unique textured plant.



7 Conifers For The Winter Garden


Picea abies ‘Little Gem’ – Little Gem Norway Spruce

This guys a little creeper… literally. At no more that 2’ in height, it offers a really interesting winter ground cover. slow growing evergreen with rich green needles, it is a great accent between larger conifers.



7 Conifers For The Winter Garden


Juniperus horizontalis ‘ Gold Strike’ – Gold Strike Juniper

Introduce a little gold into your garden. This low growing Juniper features vivid yellow foliage that will brighten up your garden. Use this plant in mass, as a ground cover, or even as a specimen.



7 Conifers For The Winter Garden


Picea abies ‘Pumila’ – Dwarf Norway Spruce

This plant is a real showstopper with dark green needles. It has a dense, flattened globular mound habit with the lower branches spread outward and the inner branches spread inward. Excellent accent plant.



7 Conifers For The Winter Garden

Cedrus libani ‘Sargentii’ – Dwarf Cedar Of Lebanon

We saved a good one for last. It is simply one of the most beautiful, picturesque evergreen specimen trees. A graceful dwarf cedar that has a round mound-like shape and long, stiff, dark green needles with barrel-shaped cones.



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