conifers and/or evergreens in containers

zephyrgal(8 NW Oregon)September 2, 2011

I want to select 2 conifers or evergreens to grace the door entrance to our new garage/garden shed. The building is white with red trim. Ideally the plants to be slow growing and narrow and please not an arborvitae. Does anyone have a nice photo they could share to give me ideas? Perhaps a Juniper or type of Cuspressus or soemthing new? It will have full afternoon sun and be close to the driveway/pavement. Thanks for your suggestions.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

how about a pic of the shed... ?? wouldnt that be the starting point????

and are they going in the ground.. or in pots???

red is the opposite of green on the color wheel .. so one intensifies the other .... but the blues can be very appealing if its an adobe/brick red rather than barn red ...


    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 9:00AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Juniperus communis 'Compressa'

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Van Den Akker' (10' x 1' in 10-12-15 years) sold as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Van Den Akker'
note: you miss-spelled Cupressus as Cuspressus.

Abies koreana 'Gait'

Sciadopity's verticillata 'Joe Kozey' (Bethlehem Nursery)


    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 9:10AM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

The cypress cultivar is over 70' tall in plantings here, with proportionate crown spreads (depiction of it remaining 1' wide after years of growth is, frankly, ridiculous). Site where multiple specimens were measured with a scientific instrument was indicated by a member of the Van Den Akker family as a location to see large examples of the clone - which this party still propagates and sells to the nursery trade. 5 gallon pot size and larger are produced in a comparatively short time, in this climate most will be much too big for a small tub after 10-15 years - it is not a dwarf at all.

Originally this form was sold by the family as 'Pendula'. Name 'Van Den Akker' appears to have been coined by T. Buchholz.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 11:34AM
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