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We're Pining for These Conifers Coming Back in Style

We're Pining for These Conifers Coming Back in Style

We're Pining for These Conifers Coming Back in Style
Close-up of a Japanese White Pine tree.

After years of being overshadowed by boxwoods and birches, this compelling conifer’s on the comeback trail.

Following their scene-stealing role at 2017's Chelsea Flower Show where they were used extensively and innovatively. This genius genus of plants are notably fuss-free problem solvers. They also offer a distinct personality in the landscape-feels fresh and wow-worthy. Often inspiring a new generation of gardeners to see them with fresh eyes.

Here are five to watch.

Japanese White Pine

Open, broad pyramidal form with attractive twisted bluish-green to gray needles. Beautiful landscape specimen. Conical pyramid shape when young. Full sun. 10 to 20 feet wide in 10 years; up to 40 feet tall. Zone: 4 – 9

Compact Tanyosho Pine

Compact Tanyosho Pine

Small, multi-trunk tree that naturally develops a flat-topped, umbrella-like silhouette. Features red brown bark and dense, bright green needles. Compact form is ideal for smaller areas. Full sun. Slow-growing to 12 ft. tall and 18 ft. wide. Zone: 5 – 7

Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

A shrubby, compact form that adds character to the landscape. Silvery white candles in spring and rich, dark green densely packed needles provide year round beauty. Partial to full sun. Moderate growing up to 10 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. Zone: 5 – 10

Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Limber Pine

Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Limber Pine

Distinctive, pyramid shaped pine with long, twisted silvery blue-green needles displayed on dense branches. A superior selection for lawn specimen and accent. Resistant to insects and disease. Full sun. Slow to 25 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. Zone: 4 – 7

Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Limber Pine

Slowmound Mugo Pine

Rugged and hardy with an evenly mounded habit of finely textured, rich deep green foliage. An ideal salt tolerant choice for a small urban garden, alpine or rock garden, or large waterwise landscape. Partial to full sun. Slow to 2 ft. tall and wide in 10 years. Zone: 2 – 8

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