4 dwarf conifers for pot or garden

Conifer

Our dwarf conifers They are those that do not grow more than two or three meters, and that have the perfect size to decorate patios, terraces, and of course for gardens of any size. In nurseries there are many varieties, but the truth is that it can be difficult to choose one: they are all beautiful!

To help you choose, we have selected 4 types of dwarf conifers that are very easy to care for and maintain.

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Charm'

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Charm'

A distinct, unique conifer, whose needles (are the leaves of this type of plant) are yellow. It is a compact species, which grows almost at ground level, rising only a few 30-40cm. Due to its size, it is especially suitable for growing in pots, but it is also spectacular in gardens, along with other conifers.

Juniperus x pfitzeriana

Juniperus x pfitzeriana

This is another creeping type conifer, ideal for covering floors, or to have in planters. It is characterized by having horizontally extended branches, and by having very small bluish leaves. It grows to a height of 30-50cm.

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

This juniper has a slow growth, but its leaves are so decorative that we had to include it in the list yes or yes 🙂. And it is also a small plant, which does not grow more than 40cm Tall. Its branches are erect, which gives it a very elegant appearance.

Picea omorika 'Nana'

Picea omorika

Looking for Dwarf Spruces? This is one of the most recommended. Grows up 1m high, and over time it acquires a pyramidal shape, although sometimes it can be seen with a rounded shape, and even as a small tree.

And so far our selection. By the way, all these dwarf conifers withstand frosts down to -10ºC, so you won't have to worry if it's cold in your area 😉.

Which one did you like the most? And what less?


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  1.   Ricardo said

    Your article is very interesting!
    So I have been encouraged to ask this question:
    I am going to put 2 planters on my terrace; one is 40x40x45, the other 55x60x35.
    Both will be exposed all day to the full sun of Valencia. So in summer it will have to endure quite a strong heat ...
    Do you think that some of these 4 conifers would live well in my pots?
    Thank you!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Ricardo.

      The second and third yes, but the first and last are from cooler climates and the Mediterranean sun would harm them.

      Regards!