popular unusual conifers to plant

nordbyc(zone 4)March 31, 2006

Thinking of adding to my conifer collection. I'm gonna

buy a couple dozen of each, plant a few, pot the rest, and eventually try to give or sell the rest. Does anybody have a suggestion of kinds that most people don't have but are easy to keep in a pot for a year or two till the others establish.

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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

OOhhh good question!!!!
I bet Leftwood/Rick will have a few to reccomend-
I wonder if the MN Conifer Society has a web site to look and learn from....
Thanks for the post!
Julie

    Bookmark   March 31, 2006 at 6:25PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Well, popular unusual is a bit of an oxymoron, but we know what you mean. No clue here if you are looking for dwarf or regular size trees, but here are a few of the more common suggestions:

Arborvitae(Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot Spire,' 'Rheingold,' 'Sunkist,' 'Yellow Ribbon,' 'Tiny Tim,' 'Hetz Midget,' 'Spiralis')
Threadleaf False Cypress(Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Nana,' 'Filifera Aurea,' 'Filifera Aurea Nana,' 'Lemon Thread,' 'Vintage Gold,' 'Sungold')
Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Nidiformis,' 'Parsonii,' 'Mucronata,' 'Elegans,' 'Little Gem,' 'Acrocona,' 'Pendula')
Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens 'Globosa,' 'Pendula')
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula,' 'Jeddeloh,' 'Hussii,' 'Cortorta,' 'Nana Gracilis,' 'Jervis')
White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag,' 'Nana,' 'Pendula,' 'Wintergold')

No Minnesota Confer Society, just the national:
conifersociety.org I am a member, and we had the regional meeting in Minneapolis last year.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2006 at 7:59PM
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