Visit our dwarf conifer gardens showcasing over 150 strangely different varieties of our native conifers.
Black spruce, Picea mariana ‘HB’ and white spruce, P. glauca ‘Sanders Blue,’ with immature dwarf cone and bun forms grow slowly into a fairy grove.
Common junipers: Juniperus communis depressa aurea and Nova Scotia strain
Common juniper, Juniperus communis ‘Hibernica and Northern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis ‘Rockwood Gold’, part of the Native Dwarf and Ornamental Conifer Collection, with inkberry, Ilex glabra, on the left.
Northern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis ‘Wareana Lutescens.’
My dinosaur tree, more commonly known as Pinus banksiana ‘Uncle Fogy’
Northern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis ‘Malonyana Aurea’
Opus Pinus features a “family” collection of Picea glauca varieties exhibiting different color forms.
Abies balsamea ‘Tyler’s Blue’ balsam
Opus Pinus: Picea mariana ‘Aureomarginata’
Pinus storbus ‘Curley’s Dwarf’ white pine
Pinus strobus ‘Ottowa’ meanders among the other dwarf conifers.
This parterre, modeled on more formal European grden styles, uses varieties of native spruce, arbor vitae, asters, heuchera and others.
Slow growing dwarf jack pine, Pinus banksiana ‘Schoodic’ forms a natural bonsai in the landscape.
Dwarf pitch pine, Pinus rigida ‘Sherman Eddy,’ makes a great substitute for overused mugo pine.
Picea glauca ‘Sander’s Blue dwarf spruce
Two dwarf forms of red pine, Pinus resinosa: ‘Morel’ and ‘Sandcastle.’
The golden highlights on this well-named common juniper, ‘Golden Schnapps,’ are most pronounced on new spring growth.
Dwarf conifers with colorful wild blueberries in the background.
Pinus strobus ‘Golden Candles’ white pine.
Pinus banksiana ‘Tucker’s Dwarf’ makes an excellent groundcover for a sunny dry spot.
Pinus resinosa ‘Aurea’
Pinus strobus ‘Paul Waxman’ dwarf white pine