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Posted June 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Hey all,
this is my favorite time of year with all the fresh, lush, new growth with infinite shades of color. Following is a gallery of some of my favorite mini-conifers in my collection. Please show off yours in the comments section below.


Pinus sylvestris ‘Calle’ — a witch’s broom that originated on a mountain in Sweden.


From the same broomers on the same mountain comes Pinus sylvestris ‘Cerik’


Recently found by ACS members on Oregon’s capitol campus is Picea engelmannii ‘Willson Park’ — delicious blue. This is one of the first-released propagants and I’m very happy with it.


from our friends in The Netherlands comes an exciting new little plant derived from a witch’s broom on Picea orientalis ‘Golden Start.’ This cutie is named ‘Pevé Tiny Gold.’

There are many minis out there that I’m simply afraid or reluctant to ever plant out in the garden. They’ll remain “potted pets” through the indefinite future.


doesn’t get much mini-er than Thuja plicata ‘Haley Bop.’ This Brussels sprout sized specimen is around 5 years old.


finally, a example of the absurd. Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Julian’ is arguably the tiniest “Giant” sequoia known. This little graft has been only growing at a rate of 1/8-inch (3 mm) or so for the past 3 years.

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Posted June 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

I don’t have a lot of minis. I’m going to have to think about it. But the most absurd minis to me are exactly as you note – those of Sequoiadendron!

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