Deliveries of 'Large Conifers'

Please note: The cost for deliveries of conifers exceeding 2m in height will be by 'special arrangement only', due to the restrictions applied by the courier network. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements. We will be happy to 'quote' and propose the most efficient means of delivering your order. Any delivery charges already quoted against 'conifers' on our website are for guidance only and are dependent on the specific height of individual specimens.

We will endeavour to fulfill all orders placed, however we reserve the right to withdraw any item from 'offer of sale', or cancel any order placed due to stock availability. 

10 facts about Conifers!

Conifers come in a variety of colours, not just green: they can be red, bronze, yellow or even blue.

The colour of a Conifer can be influenced by the temperature of its habitat, for example, the Thuja 'Rheingold' is a yellowy-red in the summer and turns to bronze in the winter while the Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' is a greeny-red in the summer and turns to a bronzy-red in the winter.

Conifers come in all different sizes, from the 30 centimetre Juniperus communis 'Compacta' which is small in comparison to the 125 metre Redwoods which give us the tallest and largest trees in the world and can be found growing in California.

Conifers can be many different shapes for example, flat and hugging the ground (Juniperis horizontalis), arrow-shaped (Taxodium or the Swamp cypress), tiered (Cedar) and globe shaped (Thuja occidentalis 'Globose).

Most Conifers are evergreen, but what many people don't know is that there are 5 genus which are deciduous: they are the Larix, Pseudolarix, Metasequoia, Taxodium, and the Glyptostrobus.

Conifers have 2 different types of leaves, needles and scales, but the Juniperus can have both juvenile and adult foliage depending on its age (it can change from needles to scales over time).

Conifers grow in either temperate or tropical climates: however the Araucaria genus (Monkey Puzzle Tree) can be found in both temperate and tropical climates.

Conifers are usually found in either the Northern or the Southern hemisphere, for example, Pinus sylvestris grows in the Northern hemisphere and the Agathis australis grows in the Southern hemisphere.

Conifers can be found growing at any height from sea level right up to alpine conditions for example the Pinus mugo grow on the mountains of Central Europe.

The Pinus aristata (longeava) is found in the white and Rocky Mountain ranges in the USA and has been carbon ring-dated as the oldest living tree in the world.

Planting your Conifers

Conifers will tolerate most soils, but avoid planting in areas that waterlog regularly, except Taxodium distichum (swamp cypress) and Metasequola (dawn redwood), A very chalky soil will suit Taxus (yew), some junipers and pines. Local climate, such as areas of high or low rainfall, can affect height and spread. To help you choose the right conifer for your garden, take a browse through our range below. We delivery nationwide, usually within 2-3 working days.

Before planting, remove the tree from the pot and soak the rootball in a bucket of water for about 10 minutes. Clear the planting area of any weeds. Make the planting hole about twice the size of the rootball: the top of the rootball should be just 2.5cm below ground level.

Refill the planting hole with soil mixed with peat coir or very well rotted compost. Do not use nitrogenous fertilisers such as poultry or horse manure or bedding plant compost as this usually contains fast release fertiliser, which can damage conifer roots. One or two feeds with a slow release fertiliser will be quite enough to maintain growth. Give enough water to keep the rootball moist but not waterlogged in the early years after planting.

  • Sequoiadendron Giganteum 10L pot

    Giant Redwood. Wellingtonia. An evergreen conifer with red-brown bark and grey-green leaves on drooping branches. Produces cones. Height 25-80m. Spread 7-10m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Grey. Green. Hardy.

  • Taxus baccata

    Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Clip to shape.. Evergreen. Probably the best evergreen topiary plant. For hedging plant 2 per metre

  • Taxus baccata 2L pot

    Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Clip to shape.. Evergreen. Probably the best evergreen topiary plant. For hedging plant 2 per metre

  • Taxus baccata 15L pot

    Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Clip to shape. Evergreen. Probably the best evergreen topiary plant. For hedging plant 2 per metre

  • Taxus baccata Bright Gold 2L pot

    Yew. A low evergreen conifer with broadly spreading branches of yellow leaves in summer becoming green margined with yellow. Produces cones. Height 45-60cm. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Hardy CAUTION toxic if eaten.

  • Taxus baccata Cones 25L pot

    Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Evergreen.

  • Taxus baccata Fastigata 35L pot

    Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Produces cones. Height 3m. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser. CAUTION toxic if eaten.

  • Taxus baccata Fastigata Aurea

    Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar. slow growing evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves variegated golden patches. Produces cones. Height 1m. Spread 0.3m. Evergreen. Hardy. CAUTION toxic if eaten.

  • Taxus baccata Summergold 10L pot

    Yew. A low evergreen conifer with broadly spreading branches of yellow leaves in summer becoming green margined with yellow. Produces cones. Height 45-60cm. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Hardy CAUTION toxic if eaten.

  • Thuja occidentalis Golden Globe 2L pot

    White Cedar. A dwarf round conifer with bright golden yellow leaves. Tidy & attractive. Height 1m. Spread 1m. Evergreen. Hardy Harmful if eaten.

  • Thuja occidentalis Smaragd 2L pot

    White Cedar. A neat dwarf conical conifer with bright green leaves all through the year. Height 1m. Spread 80cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser. Harmful if eaten.

  • Thuja occidentalis Smaragd 8L pot

    White Cedar. A neat dwarf conical conifer with bright green leaves all through the year. Height 1m. Spread 80cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser. Harmful if eaten.

  • Thuja orientalis Aurea Nana 15L pot

    A dense. dwarf. oval shaped conifer with bright yellow-green leaves. ageing to bronze-green in winter. Height 1.5m. Spread 1m. Evergreen. Hardy Harmful if eaten.

  • Thuja plicata Atrovirens 5L pot

    Western Red Cedar. A tall conifer with cinnamon-red bark and aromatic dark glossy green leaves. Height 22-35m. Spread 6-9m. Evergreen. Hardy. Harmful if eaten.

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