Low maintenance, attractive forms and year-round colour are just a few of the benefits that the conifer can bring to the garden.
Such is its popularity across the nation that the conifer has been attributed its own week, as well as being the HTA?s Plant of the Month for October.
National Conifer Week, organised by the British Conifer Group (BCG), takes place on Saturday 26 September to Saturday 3 October.
Whether planted in a container on a balcony, in a domestic garden or featured in acres of ground, conifers can work as a backdrop, standalone, or in a border with other plants. They are extremely versatile, coming in a diverse range of shades, textures, shapes and sizes.
Recommended RHS AGM varieties include: Picea abies ‘Acrocona’, Larix decidua ‘Puli’, Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’ and Taxus baccata ‘Icicle’.
Those looking for companion plants to complement conifers in the garden are recommended to try: Acer ?Osakazuki?, Colchicum speciosum and Erica ?Springwood White?.
For more details on the HTA Plant of the Month, visit: www.the-hta.org.uk/plantofthemonth