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Welcome Conifers From the West to Your Southern Garden

With the right conditions, trees from other regions can thrive here in the South

Nootka false cypress is a northwestern native that can thrive in the South if given the right conditions. Photo: Andy Pulte

I love visiting the Pacific Northwest and being inspired by its flora. The climate is ideal for growing many wonderful plants. Many of these plants have made their way back to the South with me in suitcases and boxes. Some are alive and thriving in my Tennessee home. However, many I had high hopes for seemed to have fainted when they were faced with our warmer nights and higher humidity. I always say it was worth a try, and I move on to some new garden treasure.

Conifers in the Northwest Versus the South

One thing the Pacific Northwest does like no other place in North America is grow conifers. From towering cathedrals of cone-bearing giants to the unique and unusual, it seems as if this area can grow anything with needles. But the South also does quite well growing conifers. Many wonderful public gardens and homeowners throughout the South…

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