Return to the Conifers Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
conifers and/or evergreens in containers

Posted by zephyrgal 8 NW Oregon (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 2, 11 at 21:06

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: conifers and/or evergreens in containers

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 ...

ken


 o
RE: conifers and/or evergreens in containers

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)

Dax


 o
RE: conifers and/or evergreens in containers

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 3, 11 at 11:34

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Conifers Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here