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Coniferous Trees List

Coniferous trees have small and waxy leaves, sometimes needles, which are usually kept all year. There is more variety in the shape that coniferous trees grow to from bushes and shrubs to great big trees. Look out for these next time you are out and about.

 

Eastern-Hemlock-Tree

EASTERN HEMLOCK
Tsuga canadensis
The branches of this conifer rest on the ground when they are long enough. The shoots are covered with small dark green needles and oval shaped cones.

Maiden-Hair-Tree

MAIDENHAIR TREE
Ginkgo bilboa
An unusual conifer as its leaves look like those of maidenhair fern.During summer they are dark green becoming a beautiful transparent yellow in autumn.

Pencil-Cedar-Tree

PENCIL CEDAR
Juniperus virgineana
This species is one of the narrowest junipers.It can often be seen in rows lining parks and other large empty areas because they keep out winds.

Mountain-Pine-Tree

MOUNTAIN PINE
Pinus mugo
The long narrow needles of this pine are arranged in pairs around the stems.It has brown, oval cones.

Deodar-Tree

DEODAR
Cedrus deodara
Deodars look beast grown as specimen trees in a large lawn. When young the needles are light green. They darken as they become older.The branches droop as the tree gets older, giving it a weeping look.

Lawson-Cypress-Tree

LAWSON CYPRESS
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
As this tree gets older it widens at the bottom, making a nice ‘candle flame’ shape suitable for formal planting. It can also be used for hedging.The leaves are blue-grey in colour.

Western-Red-Cedar-Tree

WESTERN RED CEDAR
Thuja plicata
This species is the fastest growing of the thujas and is a tall, conical tree.The flat, scale-like leaves have a fruity smell.

Hinoki-Cypress-Tree

HINOKI CYPRESS
Chamaecyparis obtusa
This is a very slow growing variety, although it will eventually make a large shrub or small tree.Useful in rock gardens as it will take many years to outgrow its space.

Leyland-Cypress-Tree

LEYLAND CYPRESS
Cypressocyparis leylandii
The Leyland cypress can grow very tall and is one of the fastest growing conifers available.

Common-Yew-Tree

COMMON YEW
Taxus baccata
This hardy species is tolerant of bad weather conditions.The narrow waxy leaves are dark green.The red berries is the only part of the tree which is NOT poisonous.

Colorado-Spruce-Tree

COLORADO SPRUCE
Picea pungens
A very popular blue spruce.The needles are arranged spirally so that each shoot looks like a small bottle brush.

 

 

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