Our Terraces are now stocked with dozens of different varieties of beautiful and rare conifers and evergreens, spanning in size from giant forest trees to tiny miniatures.
Conifers provide an exciting array of colour from the darkest greens through the brightest yellows, blues and even red tones.
The flowering parts of many conifers can add seasonal interest with their colours ranging from bright scarlet reds, pinks and purples to soft shades of green, yellow and orange.
Here are a few of the unique varieties we have this year:
"Uncle Fogy" Pinus Banksiana - Wildly undulating, pendulous branches give unique character to every plant of this distinctive form of Jack Pine.
The plants bend and swoop to create a curvy, living sculpture decorated with resinous winter buds.
This collector's plant, first discovered in a garden in Richfield, Minnesota, seems to be a reference to everyone's eccentric relative. Extremely hardy and adaptable, "Uncle Fogy" tolerates heat, cold, and dry, sandy or poor soils.
"Horstmann's Silberlocke" Abies koreana - This Colourful, hardy Korean Fir stands out in the garden with stunning two-toned needles.
The Needles of this small, pyramidal tree are recurved, displaying the silver-white undersides which give a gleaming colour and uncommonly beautiful textural effect.
"Formanek" Picea Abies - This radically prostrate, slow-growing form of Norway Spruce will become a densely matted, spreading carpet over time.
If staked up, it's arching, weeping branches cascade down and create a pendulous form. Unstaked, it is the perfect plant to creep over and around rocks and walls.
"Westerstede" Pinus Cemba - Named for an ancient German city in a nursery region similar to Oregon's Willamette Valley, this beautiful pine represents the finest in hardy garden conifers.
Long luxurious needles give the small upright tree a full, fluffy look. Slower and wider than other cembras, it has graceful branching, attractive colour, and striking cones that offer year-round interest and character in a small space.
Come down to Hole's to see all the different varieties we have available this year!