Dwarf conifers are ideal for small gardens as these compact evergreens do not take up too much space. However, although they might not be imposing in size, they are indeed impressive when it comes to their appearance! Unlike their full-sized versions, most dwarf conifer cultivars can be successfully grown in containers, planted en masse in contrasted groupings or used as a focal point with year-round interest.
Ever since the 1800s, dwarf conifers have been all the rage in Britain, and with a good reason. These miniature conifers are fully hardy in the UK, easy to grow and to care for, and look absolutely stunning in any landscape. It was quickly recognised that the contrasting colours & textures of the various foliage could be used to wonderfully vivid effect. In the 1850s, especially, there was a surge of interest in colourful dwarf and slow-growing conifer cultivars suited to smaller gardens and show-pieces such as rock gardens.