Red & Purple Conifers
Not many conifers are red or purple, but these incredibly unique varieties add a burst of unexpected color!
Since so few conifers display a red or purple color, the available choices are somewhat limited. However, the contrasting color of these brightly-colored conifers with their more traditionally-colored counterparts combine to make an absolutely stunning landscape. The bright red cones of Ruby Teardrops Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens 'Ruby Teardrops') can be paired with a brightly-colored maple for a truly stunning contrast!
A good number of the varieties listed here such as Pusch Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Pusch') develop colorful red or purple cones early in the spring. Others show a rusty orange-red with the cold temperatures of winter.
If you are looking for a unique conifer, one of our gold selections is sure to stop your garden visitors in their tracks and elicit an amazed "What is that?" Just plant and wait for jaws to drop!