Dwarf conifers fit into any landscape and serve many purposes in the garden. They can be used as dwarf hedges, barrier plants, container plants, and specimen plants since most are evergreen.

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Honey, I shrunk the Chamaecyparis! Dwarf conifers fit into any landscape and serve many purposes in the garden. They can be used as dwarf hedges, barrier plants, container plants, and specimen plants. Since most are evergreen shrubs, dwarf conifers provide color and structure to the garden year-round. Although Plant Delights Nursery is not specifically a dwarf conifer nursery, this is a plant group that has long been special to us, so we always propagate a few of our favorites to list in our on-line plant catalog.

The dwarf conifers we offer are easy to grow. Some prefer sun while others prefer part shade, but all are tough and beautiful. We especially love the unusual, hard-to-find varieties like Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen', a Japanese native hinoki cypress with crinkly green foliage and irregular upright branches. Or Juniperus conferta 'All Gold' that forms an impressive mat of soft golden foliage that makes and excellent ground cover.

While dwarf conifers are tough, keep in mind that their root systems are equally as dwarf as the tops and consequently they are not as drought tolerant as their full-sized counterparts. When planted in the correct place, you should never have to prune dwarf conifers.