Dwarf conifers are considerably slower-growing than the species, typically growing less than 6 inches per year.
Dwarf conifers grow considerably slower than the species ordinarily do. Many of these varieties are found as slow-growing seedling mutations or as witch's broom mutations. Witch's brooms are spontaneous genetic bud mutations that cause a particular branch to grow more slowly than the rest of the tree. These genetic anomalies can be propagated by grafting as are many conifer cultivars. Most of the varieties in this category grow less than 6 inches per year, meaning that after 10 years, you could expect a plant that is around 3-4 feet tall on average. On each product page, a full description as well as additional growth information is provided. Find the perfect dwarf conifer for your garden by using the search filters on the left to meet your needs.
LANDSCAPE USES Conifers with a dwarf growth rate are the most desirable for urban landscapes or small residential gardens. Their slow rate of growth keeps them from outgrowing their space while still allowing them to achieve a substantial size in a relatively short period of time.
If you are looking for a slow-growing, hardy plant with year-round interest, a dwarf conifer that will not quickly outgrow its space is the perfect solution.