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dwarf cone/pyramid shaped evergreen

Posted by karriej_2008 zone 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 08 at 12:04

I will have my new deck built in about 2 weeks, I am planning on planting evergreens and shrubs as the main landscape around the deck and in front of the house. I am having a difficult time finding descriptions of evergreens that stay smaller than 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide...are there such trees? And what shrubs go well with those? Finally, can I just plant any evergreen I like and use hedge shears to keep it the particular shape and size I want? Thanks - Karrie


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RE: dwarf cone/pyramid shaped evergreen

The Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca Conica) is a miniature, cone-shaped tree that grows very slowly (2 to 4 inches per year) and rarely needs pruning. Height: 4 to 6 feet. Its dense, bright green foliage makes it attractive and is primarily a novelty specimen plant - even good for containers.

There are dwarf and miniature forms of many evergreens and conifers. Google Picea or Pinus or Thuja or Juniper or Taxus, etc.

And as with any shrub or growing thing, if you don't care for its natural shape, shear it into what ever you do like. I don't know what it is, every spring some folks turn into Edward Scissorhands and orbs on a stick and meatballs appear across the land.


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