Small Conifers for Small Gardens

First edition 2011

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Pages

 292

Plants Described

 180+

Color Pictures

 250+

Price

 $34.95

 

 Table of Contents

Small Conifer Landscapes

p. 22

Abies

p. 32

Cedrus

p. 58

Chamaecyparis

p. 76

Cryptomeria

p. 108

Picea

p. 116

Pinus

p. 186

Pseudotsuga

p. 254

Taxus

p. 256

Thuja

p. 262

Tsuga

p. 264

Picture Information

p. 288

 

 

 

 

    From the time I first began to collect rare and unusual conifers in 1974 I felt handicapped by the lack of a good book on conifer cultivars. The only books available were written by European authors and did not reflect the choices available in the United States. I relied heavily upon the books listed HERE on this website. They were ok but dated and had too many plants that were either no longer in cultivation or not found where I could get them for my own garden.

    In 2009 I decided that the only way to have a good conifer book as a reference was to write it myself. I had many friends who were active in the conifer world and I had been collecting conifers for over 36 years. I had a good working knowledge about conifers and had over 30,000 photographs in my collection from all over the world.

    I decided to take the self-published approach for one very big reason. I wanted to do the book my way and not have an editor looking over my shoulder and telling me how the publisher wanted it done. The book had to focus on the best dwarf and miniature conifers found in America. The description had to include an interesting story about the plant and be accompanied by one and often two pictures of the plant. This book had to be a readable book that a person would enjoy reading and not just stick on a shelf with encyclopedic plant books.

 

    On the negative side of self-publishing, there were several hurdles I had to overcome.
        First: I had to learn the software required to produce print-ready copy in a .pdf format.
        Second: The design and layout might leave a lot to be desired, but I knew my audience would prefer content over an artistic design.
        Third: I could not afford to hire an editor so some errors were bound to slip through.
        Fourth: I had to come up with the funds to finance the book without any assurance that they would be recovered.

 

    It took me over a year of hard work to complete this book and have it ready for release in 2011. I learned enough of a very complicated software to program to do what I needed to do to produce the proper files for the printer. The layout followed other published books and the design has gotten complements from many people. Dianne was an excellent editor and this first book had very few errors. It has proven to be a successful publication and led to additional titles from Coenosium Publishing.
       

    Small Conifers for Small Gardens focuses upon dwarf and miniature conifers that may be found in the United States. Some require diligent searching and will be difficult to locate. When I had my mail order nursery operating, this book was close to being a catalog of my offerings. If a plant was very common or did not perform well in a garden, I left it out of the book.

Below are two plants described in the book. Typically I used one page for pictures and the opposite page for the description and an interesting story about the plant or its discoverer. They are thumbnails and may be viewed by clicking on them. Below the sample pages is a reproduction of the plant index.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plants described in book

Abies concolor ‘Archer’s Dwarf’

Abies concolor ‘Piggelmee’

Abies koreana ‘Blauer Eskimo’

Abies koreana ‘Gait’

Abies koreana ‘Kohout’s Icebreaker’

Abies koreana ‘Silberkugel’

Abies koreana ‘Silberperle’

Abies lasiocarpa ‘Alpine Beauty’

Abies lasiocarpa ‘DuFlon’

Abies lasiocarpa ‘Lopalpun’

Abies nord. ‘Golden Spreader’

Abies procera ‘Blaue Hexe’

Abies veitchii ‘Heddergott’

Abies veitchii ‘Heine’

Abies veitchii ‘Rumburk’

Cedrus atlantica ‘Lilliput’’

Cedrus atl. ‘Mt. Saint Catherine’

Cedrus brevifolia ‘Kenwith’

Cedrus deodara ‘Deep Cove’

Cedrus deodara ‘Hollandia’

Cedrus deodara ‘Limeglow’

Cedrus deodara ‘Mountain Beauty’ 

Cedrus deodara ‘Mylor’ 

Cedrus deodara ‘Pygmy’ 

Cedrus deodara ‘Scott’

Cedrus deodara ‘Silver Mist’

Cedrus deodara ‘Snow Sprite’

Cedrus deodara ‘White Imp’

Cedrus libani ‘Comte de Dijon’

Cedrus libani ‘Green Prince’

Cedrus libani ‘Nana’

Cedrus libani ‘Sargentii’

Cedrus libani ‘Taurus’

Cham. obtusa ‘Bess’

Cham. obtusa ‘Butterball’

Cham. obtusa  ‘Caespitosa’

Cham. obtusa ‘Elf’

Cham. obtusa ‘Golden Sprite’

Cham. obtusa ‘Hage’

Cham. obtusa ‘JR’

Cham. obtusa ‘Juniperoides’

Cham. obtusa ‘Mariesii’

Cham. obtusa ‘Nana’

Cham. obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’

Cham. obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’

Cham. obtusa ‘Snowkist’

Cham. obtusa ‘Sparkles’

Cham. obtusa ‘Spiralis’

Cham. obtusa ‘Verdon’

Cham. pisifera ‘Compacta’

Cham. pisifera ‘Gold Dust’

Cham. pisifera ‘Nana’

Cham. pisifera ‘Silver Lode’

Crypt. japonica ‘Kilmacurragh’

Crypt. japonica ‘Knaptonesis’

Crypt. japonica ‘Ryoku Gyoku’

Crypt. japonica ‘Tansu’

Crypt. japonica ‘Tenzan’

Picea abies ‘Brno’

Picea abies ‘Clanbrassiliana’

Picea abies ‘Dumpy’

Picea abies ‘Ellwangeriana’

Picea abies ‘Formanek’

Picea abies ‘Frohburg’

Picea abies ‘Hildburghausen’

Picea abies ‘Humilis’

Picea abies ‘Little Gem’

Picea abies ‘Malena’

Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’

Picea abies ‘Pachyphylla’

Picea abies ‘Pumila Nigra’

Picea abies ‘Pusch’

Picea abies ‘Tabuliformis’

Picea abies ‘Tufty’

Picea abies ‘Wichtel’

Picea abies ‘Witches’ Brood’

Picea abies ‘Zajecice’

Picea glauca ‘Burning Well’

Picea glauca ‘Palecek’

Picea glauca ‘Cecilia’

Picea glauca ‘Conica’

Picea glauca ‘Daisey’s White’

Picea glauca ‘Pixie’

Picea glauca ‘Pixie Dust’

Picea glauca ‘Rainbow’s End’

Picea glauca ‘Spring Surprise’

Picea omorika ‘Elisabeth’

Picea omorika ‘Gunter’

Picea omorika ‘Nana’

Picea omorika ‘Peve Tijn’

Picea omorika ‘Pimoko’

Picea omorika ‘Treblitsch’

Picea orient. ‘Mt. Vernon’

Picea orient. ‘Professor Langner’

Picea orient. ‘Tom Thumb Gold’ 166

Picea pungens ‘Blue Pearl’

Picea pung. ‘Donna’s Rainbow’

Picea pungens ‘Early Cones’

Picea pungens ‘Freida’

Picea pungens ‘Hermann Naue’

Picea pungens ‘Jean Iseli’

Picea pungens ‘Pali’

Picea pungens ‘Porcupine’

Picea pung. ‘R. H. Montgomery’

Picea pungens ‘St. Mary’

Picea pungens ‘Yvette’

Picea smithiana ‘Ballarat’

Pinus banksiana ‘Chippewa’

Pinus banksiana ‘Manomet’

Pinus cembra ‘Aurea’

Pinus mugo ‘Carstens’ 

Pinus mugo ‘Fructata’

Pinus mugo ‘Hvozdany’

Pinus mugo ‘Jakobsen’

Pinus mugo ‘Little Delight’

Pinus mugo ‘Michelle’

Pinus mugo ‘Nerost’

Pinus m. ‘Sherwood Compact’

Pinus mugo ‘Sletzsky Dom’

Pinus mugo ‘Zundert’

Pinus nigra ‘Black Prince’

Pinus nigra ‘Gaelle Bregeon’ 

Pinus nigra ‘Helga’

Pinus nigra ‘Oriesok’

Pinus nigra ‘Pichounet

Pinus nigra ‘Pierrick Bregeon’ 

Pinus nigra ‘Pipouniou’ 

Pinus parv. ‘Adcock’s Dwarf’

Pinus parv. ‘Burke’s Bonsai’

Pinus parv. ‘Glauca Nana’

Pinus parv. ‘Hagoromo’

Pinus parv. ‘Kobe’

Pinus parv. ‘Pygmy Yatsubusa’

Pinus parv. ‘Regenhold’

Pinus parv. ‘Tani-mano-uki’

Pinus parv. ‘Tsai’s Cushion’

Pinus strobiformis ‘Loma Linda’

Pinus strobus ‘Greg’ 

Pinus strobus ‘Horsford’

Pinus strobus ‘Merrimack’

Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’

Pinus strobus ‘Sarah Rachel’

Pinus strobus ‘Sea Urchin’

Pinus strobus ‘Tiny Kurls’

Pinus strobus ‘Uncatena’

Pinus sylv. ‘Bennett Compact’

Pinus sylv. ‘Calle’ 

Pinus sylv. ‘Cerik’

Pinus sylv. `Globosa Viridis’

Pinus sylv. ‘Hexguld’

Pinus sylv. ‘Jeremy’ 

Pinus sylv. ‘Little Ann’ 

Pinus sylv. ‘Moseri’ 

Pinus sylv. ‘Pixie’

Pinus thunbergiana ‘Ogi’

Pinus uncinata ‘Babay’

Pinus uncinata ‘Eva’

Pinus uncinata ‘Jesek’

Pinus uncinata ‘Paradekissen’

Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Little Jon’

Taxus baccata ‘Adpressa Aurea’

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Micro’

Taxus baccata ‘Fowle’

Taxus baccata ‘Goldener Zwerg’

Taxus baccata ‘Green Diamond’

Thuja occidentalis ‘Mini Spiral’

Thuja occidentalis ‘Miky’

Ts. can. ‘Abbott’s Pygmy’

Ts. can. ‘Bacon Cristate’

Ts. can. ‘Betty Rose’

Ts. can. ‘Cole’

Ts. can. ‘Curly’

Ts. can. ‘Everitt Golden’

Ts. can. ‘Horsford Contorted’

Ts. can. ‘Jacqueline Verkade’

Ts. can. ‘Jervis’

Ts. can. ‘Little Joe’

Ts. can. ‘Minuta’ 

Ts. can. ‘Stewart’s Gem’

Ts. can. ‘Verkade Recurved’

Ts. het. ‘Thorson’s Weeping’

Ts. mertens. ‘Elizabeth’