Visit our dwarf conifer gardens showcasing over 100 strangely different varieties of our native conifers.
Slow growing dwarf jack pine, Pinus banksiana ‘Schoodic’ forms a natural bonsai in the landscape. ‘Gold Cone’ stands upright in the far background.
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.’
Northern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis ‘Malonyana Aurea’
Dwarf pitch pine, Pinus rigida ‘Sherman Eddy,’ makes a great substitute for overused mugo pine.
Opus Pinus features a “family” collection of Picea glauca varieties exhibiting different color forms.
Opus Pinus: Picea mariana ‘Aureomarginata’
Pinus resinosa ‘Aurea’
Pinus strobus ‘Ottowa’
This parterre, modeled on more formal European grden styles, uses varieties of native spruce, arbor vitae, asters, heuchera and others.