Small / Medium Conifers
ABIES balsamea EUGENE GOLD

A short needled form with bright golden-yellow foliage that densely clothes the many branchlets . As a young specimen if not staked it becomes a low spreading plant that as it ages will develop a leader growth and become a narrow pyramid . Best in morning sun and afternoon light shade .
ABIES concolor ARCHERS DWARF

Bright powder blue long and thin needles cover the abundance of branchlets produced on this narrowly conical smallish specimen . Performs at its best in a full sun position in well draining moisture retentive soils . A very striking selection that is a quality garden feature plant .
ABIES lasiocarpa COMPACTA

A medium sized dense and compact narrow pyramidal plant . The needle foliage is bright silvery-blue and thickly covers the many upright sturdy branches . Even as a young specimen this variety is a stand out feature in any garden . Full sun position is best to maintain density and colouration .
ABIES koreana SILBERLOCKE

A fairly rapid growing medium sized eye catching neatly pyramidal specimen plant . The foliage needles are unique as they curl around showing their undersides that are a silvery colour . The overall effect is a bright silver cone . A bright selection that brightens any garden setting .
ABIES nordmaniana GOLDEN SPREADER

As a young plant this form is a low dense grower with golden-yellow needle foliage all year round. Foliage colour brightens in new spring growth . As this selection ages leader growth usually takes over and transforms it into a superb small conical tree . Morning sun and afternoon shade is best .
CALOCEDRUS decurrens BERRIMA GOLD

This neatly upright columnar grower is heavily clothed in golden-yellow flat sprays of foliage . Young specimens tend to be a bit untidy in habit but will settle into shape as they age . Very hardy particularly in colder climates . Winter sees the foliage develop a rich deep orange-gold colour . A stunning selection .
CEDRUS brevifolia EPSTEINIANA

A slow growing and irregular open pyramidal specimen with short blue-grey needle foliage . Very suitable small tree like grower that slots in easily to a mixed garden setting or rockery . This variety makes a superb potted plant with its natural Bonsai appearance and of course can make a true Bonsai with little work .
CEDRUS deodara BLUE SNAKE

If staked upright , which is undoubtedly the best way to show off this selection , it becomes a narrow and very appealing strict weeping specimen . The needle type foliage is a distinctly blue-grey colour . If left unstaked and allowed to grow naturally it will readily spread over the ground in a haphazard manner .
CEDRUS deodara DEVINELY BLUE

Deep grey-blue needles on this very dense variety that if left to its own devices forms up into a globular bun shape . Seems to look at its best if a leader growth can be staked and trained to grow upright . The result of this is a very eye catching smallish pyramidal cone shaped specimen . Like most of the true Cedar family should be grown in a full sun exposure if possible to keep good foliage colour and overall density .
CEDRUS deodara WHITE IMP

Slow-medium growing and rounded bun shaped cultivar . The needle foliage is a creamy-white colour and significantly intensifies to a brilliant white in new growth . Sometimes , when young , in unsuitable positions it can sun or wind burn so care in site selection is worth the effort . Staking of the central leader growth is not recommended or necessary as the plant will mound up naturally . Very showy when well grown .
CEDRUS libani GOLD TIP

An upright irregular broadly conical selection . The new needle foliage growth flushes on this cultivar emerge a bright golden-yellow and slowly fade back to the greenish base colour over several weeks . Full sun positions are best avoided on this form as the new growth can be burnt , so a filtered light positioning is preferred to avoid damage .
CEDRUS libani HEDGEHOG

A very dense and low spreading mound with rich longish light grey-blue needle foliage . Overall will probably never reach a metre in height but doesn’t fit in the dwarf category . Performs admirably in containers and is a showy selection for any rockery .