Most Fragrant Conifers, Evergreens, etc.
Hi! This may be a strange question. I suppose people don't often choose their conifers and/or evergreens by their scent, but... I was recently in Northern California and was *in heaven* over the perfumed air, particularly in Yosemite. I would really like to plant a stand of conifers/evergreens to the back of my property...just as a sanctuary for me where I can inhale all that great scent.
So am looking for suggestions for the most fragrant conifers/evergreens and was hoping you could give me a list of your favorites?
I did a search on the web and came up with Xmas Trees listed by fragrance; Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, & Scotch Pine...but don't know if that translates to the landscape.
I am in Zone 5, have good soil, and the trees would be placed in a protected south exposure and I would also like to add a few in a north exposure too. I have heard that soft needled pines don't do well with a northern exposure...is that true?
Also, I recently purchased a Pinus densiflora 'Oculus-draconis' which I just love and had a place planned for it facing north east, but after hearing that soft needled pines don't do well with a northern exposure, I'm wondering where would be the best place to site this plant?
Thanks in advance for your help!