How to care for Conifers and Heathers
Posted by Dobies Staff on 24 June 2013 12:08 pm
Erica x darleyensis
These winter flowering heathers can be grown in alkaline soils. Plant them in a sunny position and a well drained soil.
Height 30cm (1ft) spread 60cm (2ft).
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoods Gold'
Grow this conifer in full sun. It ideally it prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil but will tolerate one that is alkaline.
Height after 10 years 60-90 cm (2-3ft) spread 90cm (1ft).
Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
A sheltered position in full sun or partial shade and a well drained soil is required for this plant.
Height after10 years 60-90cm (2-3ft) spread 90cm (3ft).
Juniperus communis 'Compressa'
Any well drained soil is suitable and they can be grown in full sun or partial shade.
Height after 10 years 30cm (1ft) spread 45cm (18ins)
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
Choose a position in full sun or dappled shade and a well drained soil.
Height after 10 years 45cm (18ins) spread 90cm (3ft).
Picea glauca 'Alberta Globe'
Although this conifer prefers an acid to neutral soil it will tolerate some alkalinity. Choose a well drained soil in a full sun.
Height after 10 years 30-60cm (1-2ft) spread 0.5-1m (20-39ins)
Pinus mugo 'Pumilo'
This conifer has a spreading habit and can be grown in a well drained soil in full sun.
Height after 10 years 30cm (1ft) spread 1.5m (5ft).
Podocarpus 'County Park Fire'
Choose a site that is sheltered from cold, drying winds and is in full sun. Any free draining soil is suitable.
Height and spread after 10 years 90cm (3ft).
Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Tuffet'
A position sheltered from cold, drying winds is required. Grow it in full sun with just a hint of shade to achieve the best leaf colour.
Height after 10 years 60cm (2ft) spread 60-90cm (2-3ft)