Dwarf Conifers

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    Dwarf Pines for the Mountain West

    The forests in the Mountain West are made up of huge swaths of pines, such as lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta, Zones 4–8), ponderosa pine (P. ponderosa, Zones 3–7), and many…

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    If Fairies Lived in a Conifer, This Would Be It

    Can you think of a more boring and overused plant than dwarf Alberta spruce? Normally, it would never be a featured “Gotta Have It!” plant— but this is no ordinary…

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    Dwarf Conifers That Can Take the Heat

    Amid all the lush tropicality of the plants we grow in the Southeast, sometimes I crave something a bit more conservative. Think Scandinavian: efficient, solidly built, and designed to stand…

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    Conifers to Consider

    These slow-growing and dwarf varieties add color, texture, and shape to garden plantings

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    Designing With Dwarf Conifers

    Enjoy year-round interest without giving up your whole garden