Narrow coniifer

Libby McManus asked 12 years ago
I am looking for a pencil thin conifer that will not exceed 2.60 in height. I am considering Chamaecyparus “elwoodii” or “stardust”. Perhaps an Italian cypruss, but would it cope with the cold.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Most kinds of conifer, including those you miention, will in time exceed 2.6 metres, and neither of the two mentioned are pencil-thin. Italian cypress copes quite well with cold, but not so well with Irish wind.

A juniper, such as Juniperus ‘Sentinel’ or ‘Blue Arrow’, would be the best bet.