Care of dwarf conifers, some alternatives

Care of the dwarf conifers that you must take into account

Dwarf conifers require certain care for optimal growth. They are characterized by having a size similar to that of the bushes. There are some species with a rounded, vertical or scattered shape. Generally they are grouped plants gathering several species.

They are a good alternative for flower pots or for gardens of small dimensions. With regard to the care of dwarf conifers we can tell you that they do not need land that is too special, they almost do not require fertilizers and are not affected by many pests. Then we will talk about some species so you can know them in depth.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Known to many as Minima Aurea is a conifer that has a very slow growth, by doing so a perfect cone is formed. The average height is around 60 centimeters and 45 centimeters wide. Ideal for gardens little ones.

Sawara cypress

His scientific name is Chamaecyparis pisifera. It is characterized by have some leaves in the blue tone. It is very special and very confused. Over the years it forms a fast growing pyramidal bush. Its height does not exceed 1.8 meters and the wingspan is 1.2 meters. It does not adapt much to dry or clay soils. It can be affected by the fungus called Phytoftora.

Chamaecyparis pisifera

It is a dwarf variety that grows scattered, its branches look like golden threads. It really looks very original.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Nana’

Another variety of dwarf conifers that, when growing, acquires a cushion shape with very heavy branches Of a pale green hue. It does not exceed the height meter.

Hinoki cypress

Scientific name Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’. Her growing is very slowly. Its foliage goes very original forms command. It is ideal for rock gardens or for planters. It is used to create bonsai. For optimum growth you need a very drained acid substrate.

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