There are so many conifers to choose from it is difficult to know where to begin. Most people want a conifer to be the height they want and then to stop and not get any bigger, unfortunately nature does not work this way.

There are conifers that are dwarf and some that are slow to begin but will grow to a large tree in 50 -100 years.

We have produced an list of suitable dwarf and slow growing conifers below. This is by no means all the dwarf conifers available but is a very useful guide.

Abies balsamea ‘Nana’
Abies koreana ‘Compact dwarf’
Abies koreana nana
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Aurea Densa’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwoodii’
Chamaectparis lawsoniana
‘Ellwoods Gold’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwoods Gold Pillar’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwoods Pillar’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwoods Treasure’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Gimbornii’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Green Globe’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Minima Aurea’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Minima Glauca’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Nana Albospica’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Pygmaea Argentea’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Silver Threads’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
‘Snow White’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Springtime’
Chamaecyparis obtusa
‘Karamachiba’
Chamaecyparis obtusa
‘Nana Aurea’
Chamaecyparis obtusa
‘Nana Gracillis’
Chamaecyparis obtusa
‘Templehof’
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Nana’
Chamaecyparis pisifera
‘Nana Aureovariegata’
Chamaecyparis pisifera
‘Plumose Juniperoides’
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’
Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Rubicon’
Cryptomeria japonica
‘Golden Promise’
Cryptomeria japonica
‘Vilmoriniana’
Juniperus chinensis ‘Pyramidalis’
Juniperus cmmunis ‘Compressa’
Juniperus communis ’Gold Cone’
Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’
Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’
Picea abies ‘Remontii’
Picea glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’
Picea glauca ‘Albertiana Globe’
Picea glauca ‘Daisies White’
Picea pungens ‘Globosa’
Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’
Pinus leucodermis ‘Compact Gem’
Pinus mugo ‘Gnom’
Pinus mugo ‘Mops’
Pinus parviflora ‘Adcocks Dwarf’
Pinus parviflora ‘Glauca’
Pinus sylvestrus ‘Fastigiata’
Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’
Podocarpus ‘Red Tip’
Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aurea’
Taxus baccata ‘Aureomarginata’
Thuya occidentalis ‘Danica’
Thuya occientalis ‘Hetz Midget’
Thuya occidentalis ‘Rheingold’
Thuya occidentalis ‘Teddy’
Thuya occidentalis ‘Tiny Tim’
Thuya orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’
Tsuga ‘Canadensis Jeddolah’
CLICK HERE to view an illustrated list of selected dwarf and slow growing conifers

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