“Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.”
(in a 1974 TV commercial for Grape Nuts cereal)
American Conifer Society
Association for the development, conservation, and propagation of conifers, with an emphasis on those that are dwarf or unusual. Site offers photos and pruning tips.
A wholesale grower of rare and beautiful dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, and other ornamental trees and shrubs for Wight’s.
Some Photographs are Courtesy of Iseli Nursery
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Simply put, conifers are cone-bearing (or cone-like) trees and shrubs. The term is often used interchangeably with evergreens BUT not all evergreens are conifers and not all conifers are evergreen. Common conifers include pines, firs, spruces, junipers, hemlocks, cedars, yews, cypresses, larches, redwoods, Japanese cedars, and sequoia. Wight’s carries numerous dwarf and weeping conifer varieties (as well as standard ones) collected from the finest arboretums around the world.
The year-round color in a variety of shapes and textures that conifers bring to our landscapes makes them very popular. The selection is truly endless – from tall and narrow to short and stout, from yellow to blue to every shade of green, from the miniature to the massive – there is a conifer for every spot in the garden.
Make sure you always check their growth rate before selecting one for your landscape – we always want to help you get the right plant in the right place. Growth rates will range form 1/4” to 3 feet a year. There are numerous dwarf cultivars available as well, to add to the color spectrum in your landscape. Many even turn colors during colder winter months. They can be grown in containers for a few years and are also a favorite of bonsai enthusiasts. Wight’s carries smaller 4” and one gallon sizes of many dwarfs as well as specimen sizes in larger growing plants.
Stop in and explore the wonderful world of conifers at Wight’s!