PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF A FEW AUSTRALIAN CONIFERS
The plants shown in this album all originated in Australia. Bob photographed them when he was a guest of Leo Koelwyn in 1993.
Cedrus atlantica 'Mount Saint Catherine'
This miniature is dense and spreading with blue foliage. It is an exceptionally choice plant for any collector. Gradually remove the understock over several years to get this plant established.
Cedrus deodara 'Gold Cascade'
This plant is a slow growing, weeping selection with golden foliage and a compact habit.
Cedrus deodara 'Gold Nugget'
A miniature plant with slightly pendulous branches that are clothed in bright gold foliage. Its dense growth habit coupled with its minute size make it a natural for smaller gardens. Gradually remove the understock over several years to get this plant established.
Cedrus deodara 'Mountain Beauty'
A plant that becomes an irregularly shaped, compact plant with foliage that is fairly dense and yellow-tinged. Gradually remove the understock over several years to get this plant established.
Cedrus deodara 'Mylor'
This selection develops into a dense, mushroom-shaped plant with foliage that is light gray to blue. Gradually remove the understock over several years to get this plant established.
Cedrus deodara 'Scott'
A low growing bush with thin branches and thin, sparse needles, this plant has foliage that is light gray to blue. Gradually remove the understock over several years to get this plant established.
Cedrus deodara 'Mountain Beauty', 'Mylor', and 'Scott' from left to right.
Cedrus deodara 'Vink's Gold'
A dense, pyramidal tree with a heavily layered appearance, its foliage is gold with gray undertones.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Fern'
A sport of Fernspray Gold that stays reliably dwarf, its sprays are very congested. The foliage is gold and juvenile with common reversions to adult foliage forming a miniature Fernspray Gold.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Snowflake'
This plant is a dense, conical
sport of Chabo Yadari with all adult foliage being pure white and staying
miniature, giving it a speckled appearance.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Brunniana Variegated'
A white variegated form of Brunniana Aurea, it shows its variegation best in light shade. In ten years it will be about 18 high by 15 wide.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'
A dense, low-growing plant with striking, blue-grey foliage, it attains considerable size as it ages but does stay quite low. Bob has seen plants almost 20 feet wide in New Zealand that were about 5 feet tall.
Picea pungens 'Early Cones'
We do not offer this plant for sale just yet, but when we do, it will be a very popular item. It is a dense, dwarf mound with tiny cones on most of the branch tips. It is an 'Acrocona' form of Picea pungens.
Picea smithiana 'Ballarat'
This miniature bush was found as a witches'-broom on Picea smithiana. We will be offering it in about two years.
Pinus mugo 'Amber Gold' in the summer.
This mugo pine has outstanding winter color. Eventually it will be available in America. The originator in Australia would like us to find someone in America who is interested in marketing it in wholesale quantities.
Pinus mugo 'Amber Gold' in the winter.
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