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If you live in an urban space, and dream about your own winter on the backyard, try planting in containers. Create your own tiny winter forest by planting dwarf conifers!


Dwarf Conifers in Containers

Apart from being realy cute companions for urban dwellers, the dwarf conifers in containers can add a lot of winter atmosphere into your outdoor windowsill landscaping. So, it is a smart idea to choose plants that are comfortable in your climatic zone. Plant these plants into a soil with good drainage, and it is important to cover the plant with mulch. Treat them carefully, and if it is very frosty remove them from the windowsill into the warmer atmosphere. With time, when these cute dwarf conifers start outgrowing their pots, you can plant them in a yard.


Experiment with different colors to make a nice windowsill greenery, mix yellow-green hue and gray frost-proof pots, play with the contrasts. If you are clueless on what to choose when planting, here is a list of possible variations:

  • Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea,’
  • Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Mitsch Select,’
  • C. obtusa ‘Fernspray Gold,’
  • Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold
  • Tsuga canadensis ‘Jervis,’
  • Picea glauca ‘Jean’s Dilly,’
  • C. pisifera ‘Blue Moon,’
  • Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Carpet,’
  • J. squamata ‘Blue Star,’
  • J. horizontalis ‘Blue Pygmy,’
  • Cedrus deodara ‘Prostrate Beauty.’
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