Special Conifers For Special Gardens

Volume One: A Historical Perspective

 

Total Pages .... 217

Color Pictures.... 430

PLANTS ...............   230+

Size ............ 6” x 9”

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Coenosium Gardens, A Short History         ........... Page 16

Chapter Two: A Special Book by Hornibrook.........................      Page 24

Chapter Three: An Important Paper           ..................................  Page 43

Chapter Four: Intraspecific Hybrids          ..................................  Page 104

Chapter Five: Freaky Conifers        .........................................      Page 144

Appendix A: Picture Locations ...................................................   Page 204

Appendix B: Coenosium Gardens Firsts ...................................    Page 206

 

   

    There are no other conifer books written in the style of my first two books. I am not bragging; I am just stating a fact. I deliberately avoided following the formats followed by earlier authors. This book, my third is a mixture of the old and new. Portions of it will tend to be encyclopedic. I have seen every plant described in this book but I do not always have a story to go with each one. Wherever I can elaborate I do and I will often throw in some of my own opinions.

    The layout of this new book is different from other conifer books as well. I have divided the conifers according to certain criteria. And I have grouped them alphabetically within each of those criteria. The book is written in three volumes to accommodate all of the information and pictures used. The first volume is historical in nature. I included a research paper I did on the history of conifer cultivars in North America from 1932 to 2000. I also included an article I had written about the spruces of Hornibrook. Murray Hornibrook wrote a book about dwarf conifers that was the authority on that topic for almost fifty years. I wrote about his study of Picea abies with my own comments. There is a also scientific chapter about developing new cultivars from hybridizing old ones. Finally, the conifer world is full of freaks and I devoted a chapter to them.

    One other chapter in Volume One is about me, the author. I am a part of all of my books since they are written from my own viewpoints and interactions with other collectors and nurserymen. My retail business, Coenosium Gardens has played an important part in the popularity of conifers in this country, and to a smaller extent, in Europe. I have a chapter about the history of Coenosium Gardens which the reader might enjoy.

 

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Index of Plants

Abies balsamea ‘Verkade’s Prostrate’
Abies concolor ‘Gable’s Weeping’
Abies koreana ‘Aurea’ 
Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’
Abies koreana ‘Silver Show’
Abies koreana ‘Vengels’
Abies lasiocarpa ‘Duflon’
Abies lasiocarpa ‘Green Globe’
Abies procera ‘Sherwoodii’
Cedrus atlantica ‘Lilliput’
Cedrus deodara ‘Gold Cone’
Cedrus deodara ‘Hollandia’
Cedrus deodara ‘Klondike’ 
Cedrus deodara ‘Raywood’s Contorted’
Cedrus deodara ‘Shalimar’
Cedrus deodara ‘Silver Mist’
Cedrus libani ‘Beacon Hill’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Duncanii’ 
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Wissel’s Saguaro’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Bess’ 
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chabo Yadori’ 
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Coralliformis’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Elf’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gold Drop’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Golden Sprite’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘JR’ 
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Lycopodioides’ 
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Meroke’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Reis Dwarf’ 
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Lemon Thread’
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Squarrosa Intermedia’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Araucarioides’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Cristata’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Dacrydioides’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Rasen’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Spiralis’
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Spiraliter Falcata’
icea orientalis ‘Tom Thumb Gold’ 
Juniperus chinenesis ‘Ames’
Juniperus chinenesis ‘Hetzii’
Juniperus chinenesis ‘Pfitzeriana Aurea’ 
Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’ 
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Aunt Jemima’
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Blue Acres’
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Blue Horizon’
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Emerald Spreader’
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Filicinus Minimus’ 
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Hughes’
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Youngstown’
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Heaven’
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Cologreen’
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Moffetii’
Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Daub’s Frosted’
Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Gold Coast’ 
Juniuperus x pfitzeriana ‘Mordigan’
Larix decidua ‘Krejci’
Larix kaempferi ‘Diana’
Larix x eurolepis ‘Varied Directions’
Picea abies  ‘Acrocona’
Picea abies  ‘Barryii’
Picea abies ’Beissneri’
Picea abies ‘Amber Flickers’
Picea abies  ‘Anita’s Golden Cloak’
Picea abies ‘Blondie’
Picea abies ‘Brassy’
Picea abies ‘Capitata’
Picea abies ‘Catherine’s Golden Heart’
Picea abies ‘Champagne’
Picea abies ‘Chub’
Picea abies ‘Cincinnata’
Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana Elegans’
Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana Stricta’
Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana’
Picea abies ‘Compacta’
Picea abies ‘Conica’
Picea abies ‘Cranstonii’
Picea abies ‘Crippsii’
Picea abies ‘Dandylion’
Picea abies ‘Dazzler’
Picea abies ‘Dianne’s Golden Dream’
Picea abies ‘Echiniformis’
Picea abies ‘Elegans’
Picea abies ‘Ellwangeriana’
Picea abies ‘Glimmer’
Picea abies ‘Gold Drift’
Picea abies ‘Gold Finch’
Picea abies  ‘Golden Nuggets’ 
Picea abies ‘Goldenrods’
Picea abies ‘Goldfingers’
Picea abies ‘Gregoryana Parsonsii’
Picea abies ‘Gregoryana Veitchii’
Picea abies ‘Gregoryana’
Picea abies ‘Hillside Upright’ 
Picea abies ‘Honey Pot’
Picea abies ‘Humilis’
Picea abies ‘Kluis’
Picea abies ‘Lemon Drop’
Picea abies ‘Lemon Flare’
Picea abies ‘Lemon Joy’
Picea abies ‘Lemon Zest’
Picea abies ‘Lemonade’
Picea abies ‘Lombartsii’
Picea abies ‘Maxwellii’
Picea abies ‘Microsperma’
Picea abies ‘Mohave Sunshine’
Picea abies ‘Mucronata’
Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’
Picea abies ‘Ohlendorfii’
Picea abies ‘Pachyphylla’
Picea abies ‘Peaches’
Picea abies ‘Phylicoides’
Picea abies ‘Procumbens’
Picea abies ‘Pseudo-Maxwellii’
Picea abies ‘Pseudoprostrata’
Picea abies  `Pumila Nigra’
Picea abies ‘Pygmaea’
Picea abies ‘Pyrite’
Picea abies ‘Reflexa’
Picea abies ‘Remontii’
Picea abies ‘Repens’
Picea abies ‘Sherwood Multnomah’ 
Picea abies ‘Solaris’
Picea abies ‘Summer Daze’
Picea abies ‘Sunbeam’
Picea abies ‘Tabuliformis’
Picea abies ‘Tawny Dream’
Picea abies ‘Viminalis’
Picea abies ‘Virgata’
Picea abies ‘Witches’ Brood’
Picea englemannii ‘Snake’
Picea glauca ‘Blue Teardrop’
Picea glauca ‘Cecilia’
Picea glauca ‘Dent’
Picea glauca ‘Fort Ann’
Picea glauca ‘Sander’s Fastigiate’
Picea orientalis ‘Barnes’ 
Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ 
Picea orientalis ‘Sunrise’
Picea pungens ‘Blue Pearl’
Picea pungens ‘Donna’s Rainbow’
Picea pungens ‘Early Cones’
Picea pungens ‘Hermann Naue’ 
Picea pungens ‘Hunnewelliana’
Picea pungens ‘Mrs. Cessarini’
Picea pungens ‘R.H. Montgomery’
Picea pungens ‘Ruby Teardrops’
Picea pungens ‘St. Mary’s Broom’ 
Picea pungens ‘Walnut Glen’
Picea sitchensis ‘Bentham’s Sunlight’
Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’
Picea sitchensis ‘Virgata’
Pinus aristata ‘Sherwood Compact’ 
Pinus banksiana ‘Chippewa’ 
Pinus banksiana ‘Schoodic’ 
Pinus cembra ‘Chalet’ 
Pinus contorta ‘Spaans Dwarf’
Pinus contorta ‘Taylor’s Sunburst’
Pinus densiflora ‘Low Glow’
Pinus flexilis ‘Pendula’
Pinus mugo ‘Mitsch Mini’ 
Pinus mugo ‘Spaan’s Pygmy’
Pinus mugo ‘Valley Cushion’ 
Pinus nigra ‘Arnold Sentinel’ 
Pinus parviflora ‘Ara-kawa’
Pinus parviflora ‘Bergman’
Pinus parviflora ‘Burkes Bonsai’
Pinus parviflora ‘Ibo-can’
Pinus peuce ‘Arnold Dwarf’ 
Pinus ponderosa ‘Grapevine’
Pinus reflexa ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’
Pinus resinosa ‘Aurea’
Pinus resinosa ‘Don Smith’
Pinus resinosa ‘Quinobequin’
Pinus resinosa ‘Sandcastle’ 
Pinus strobus ‘Bennett Clump Leaf’
Pinus strobus ‘Bennett Clumpleaf’ 
Pinus strobus ‘Bennett Contorted’
Pinus strobus ‘Bennett OD’
Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’
Pinus strobus `Contorta’
Pinus strobus ‘Green Twist’
Pinus strobus ‘Hillside Wintergold’ 
Pinus strobus ‘Horsford’
Pinus strobus ‘Merrimack’
Pinus strobus ‘Sea Urchin’ 
Pinus strobus ‘Squiggles’
Pinus strobus ‘Torulosa’
Pinus strobus ‘Wiggles’
Pinus sylvestris ‘Barrie Bergman’
Pinus sylvestris ‘Bennett Compact’ 
Pinus sylvestris ‘Hillside Creeper’ 
Pinus sylvestris ‘Mitsch Weeping’
Pinus sylvestris ‘Spaans Slow Column’
Pinus thunbergiana ‘Porky’ 
Pinus thunbergiana ‘Suiken’
Pinus thunbergiana ‘Tsukasa’
Pinus virginiana ‘Wates Golden’
Pseudotsuga menziesii `Fretsii’
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Graceful Grace’
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Hillside Pride’
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Little Jon’
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Skyline’
Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Sternschnuppe’
Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Hazel Smith’
Taxus baccata ‘Fowle’
Taxus cuspidata ‘Capitata’
Taxus cuspidata ‘L.C. Bobbink’
Taxus x media ‘Brownii’ 
Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’ 
Taxus x media ‘Stricta’ 
Taxus x media ‘Wardii’
Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’
Thuja occidentalis ‘Filiformis’
Thuja occidentalis ‘George Washington’ 
Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Junior’ 
Thuja occidentalis ‘Hetz Midget’
Thuja occidentalis ‘Ohlendorffii’
Thuja occidentalis ‘Sherwood Frost’ 
Thuja occidentalis ‘Sherwood Moss’
Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Ashfield Weeper’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Bradshaw’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Cappy’s Choice’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Coles Prostrate’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Frosty’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Gentsch White’ 
Tsuga canadensis ‘Golden Splendor’ 
Tsuga canadensis ‘Greenwood Lakes’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Henry Hohman’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Horsford Contorted’ 
Tsuga canadensis ‘Jenkinsii’ 
Tsuga canadensis ‘Kelsey Weeping’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Minuta’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Verkade’s Recurved’
Tsuga canadensis ‘Von Helm’
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Thorson’s Weeping’