Spherical Conifers | Garden Aesthetics
'Sea Urchin' is a compact variant of white pine discovered by the late Dr. Sidney Waxman from the University of Connecticut. Its name is derived from its resemblance to a sea urchin. Dr. Waxman chose 'Sea Urchin' from a witches' broom mutation. With its appealing blue color and cushion-like shape, this pine variety is ideal for small gardens. Collectors highly covet 'Sea Urchin' due to its vibrant color and slow, dense growth. Typically, 'Sea Urchin' grows around 2-3 inches per year and can reach a size of 2 ft by 3 ft in 10 years.
'Anniek' is an exciting new dwarf conifer from Poland known as Sienna Sunset™. This compact arborvitae exhibits slow growth and boasts exceptional color. Its yellow-green new growth during the spring and summer adds a vibrant touch to any garden. In the late fall and winter, the foliage takes on a beautiful orange bronze hue, making it a stunning addition even in the colder months. Although relatively new, Sienna Sunset™ has gained popularity due to its extremely slow growth. It is expected to reach a height and width of 2-3 feet within a span of 10 years. This remarkable conifer was discovered by Franciscus van Gils and Wlodzimierz Flejszer, who named it 'Anniek' after Frans' daughter. The introduction of Sienna Sunset™ into the nursery trade was facilitated by Breederplants in Holland.
'Globosa' is a type of Colorado Blue Spruce known for its compact size. It is also referred to as 'Glauca globosa'. The attractive blue color of its needles and its dense, small growth habit have made it a highly sought-after choice. Over a span of 10 years, 'Globosa' can reach a height and width of 3-4 ft.
The 'Blue Shag' is a stunning evergreen shrub with a compact and dense growth habit. Its rounded form highlights the beautiful blue color of its needles. Within a decade, it can reach a height and width of 3-4 feet. Discovered by Dr. Sid Waxman in the 1970s as a witches' broom mutation, 'Blue Shag' has become a beloved addition to garden landscapes. Its attractive appearance and reliable performance make it a staple choice for any garden.