Don’t be late

Last year I was a little too late when I wrote about two great conifers selected by the  American Conifer Society as the 2009 Collectors Conifers of the Year. This year I want  to make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to order the three plants  chosen for 2010.

Larix decidua 'Puli'

Larix decidua ‘Puli’ is an absolutely gorgeous weeping Larch. This deciduous conifer  has bright green needles densely covering weeping branches that will cover the ground  if allowed to naturally spread. Staked to any height desired, ‘Puli’ can either be a low  mounding, sprawling groundcover or a tall specimen that matures with great character.  Its deciduous habit gives a show of yellow foliage in autumn before needle drop  exposing an interesting silhouette that will sway in the winter breeze.

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Miniaret'

Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’ is a wonderful contrast to ‘Puli’ in that it has a very  upright growing habit. Some annual trimming will produce a neat and formal looking  tree. Growing naturally, ‘Peve Minaret’ can become a little unruly, but some may enjoy  its unique character. During autumn, the soft textured foliage will turn reddish brown and will persist on the plant for weeks before it drops to expose a fascinating, layered  branch work.

Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' - autumn foliage

Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ is a delightful dwarf version of this fascinating tree. Not quite  a conifer and not quite a traditional broadleaved tree, this gymnosperm dates back to  the dawn of time and is classified in a division all its own called Ginkgophyta. In Asian  culture, the Ginkgo has been used for thousands of years for culinary as well as  medicinal purposes. ‘Mariken’ is very dwarf, growing three to five inches per year and  will mature into a multi-branched small tree. Its bright golden autumn foliage color will  brighten the garden for a few weeks until leaf drop.

All three selections for 2010 are very unique and will be rare in the trade for some time. Members of the ACS have a tremendous opportunity to order these plants for spring  delivery. Not a member? Don’t be late and join the American Conifer Societytoday!

Conifer Lover


2 thoughts on “Don’t be late

  1. RE: the feature, deciduous Larch.. moved into a home first of October.. two weeks later this beautiful weeping .. I didn know it was deciduous. .or what it was.. began turning brown .. I freaked! I thought about how I could kill this beautiful specmin after just a couple of weeks! I ALMOST chopped the beauty down! Fortunately. .research got me settled,, after 6 years it is one of the most interesting and awesome plants on the property.. we call it “IT” . … will get some pics in spring.. again…. If you don’t have one. .. very much worth the efforts!


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