Dwarf conifers are an excellent landscape plant for smaller gardens. Most conifers are evergreen, so they provide year-round interest in the landscape. They give structure to the landscape. They can be planted as specimens or groupings.
Dwarf conifers typically grow 1-6 inches yearly and will only be 1-6 feet tall after 10 years. They give you a wide range of colors and textures to use in your landscape. Colors can range from chartreuse to emerald to deep green, blue to blue gray, gold to almost orange. They can be narrow and upright, broad and spreading, or weeping.
They produce a variety of cones and cone colors from brilliant green to red and purple. Conifers also remove carbon from the atmosphere year-round.
Conifers provide great habitat for many birds and mammals as well as protection from predators especially during winter.
They live much longer than many deciduous plants, with Bristle Cone pines living over 4,500 years. Once established, they require little care unless the weather becomes extreme.
When deciding on a landscape, keep dwarf conifers in mind as they give you a great background for planting.