Ornamental conifers for Auckland's climate
As you enter the garden from Huakaiwaka, the Auckland Botanic Gardens visitor centre, one of the first mature plantings you will see will be the Conifer Collection. With their range of colours through the spectrum of bright yellows to greens to blues, they are bright and beautiful whether contrasted against a clear or a grey sky. Take a walk past these sculptural trees and see if their scent evokes a memory. Their strong forms range from perfectly symmetrical to Dr Seuss surreal. Whether in or out of fashion - this family of trees certainly make a statement.
Although these evergreen trees are usually associated with colder climates, any of the conifers planted here, including cedars, pines, firs, spruces, yews and junipers would perform well in your Auckland garden. If your garden would suit one or more of these primitive and powerful trees and you would like to learn more, please ask us for advice.
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