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Ornamental conifers: design rules and group plantings in the garden soliternyh

Ornamental conifers: design rules and group plantings in the garden soliternyh

Ornamental conifers - some of the best plantsfor landscaping. Today there are many varieties of them, which surprised the variety of needle color and shape of crowns. With conifers combinations you can create a very effective compositions. Combinations of light-loving and shade-softwood allow to grow well maintained, beautiful, original and neat garden. Furthermore, coniferous plants emit volatile production, killing harmful bacteria and making the air is clean and fresh. Most conifers are hardy to cold, so they will delight you all year round, whatever the weather.


With these beauties can be evergreenissue and a small part of the garden, for example, rockeries, or a large area. And in the natural and human hands created the relief they look very attractive. Even the most unsightly, shapeless plot they will help transform into a wonderful place to relax.

Ephedra, well growing in central Russia: Thuja, yew, fir (balsam, Korean), spruce (blue, common, Canadian), larch, cedar and juniper (Cossack, plain, horizontal, Chinese).

Features of soliternyh landings

The beauty of the plant is shown in its entirety,if its development and growth is not obstructed. This can be achieved in a single (soliternoy) landing with enough sunlight. Soliternaya planting allows the tree does not stretch in search of the sun, as it happens in the shadows, and form a magnificent crown.

Tree planting in the single - it is the center of the composition, so tapeworm must possess outstanding decorative qualities.


Decorative pine in soliternoy landing on the turn track. Wonderful composition, supplemented by boulders and a carpet of flowers

The size of the space occupied by the composition,should correspond to the size of the plant. In a small clearing, and the tree should be of adequate size, and the same can be said for a large plot of land for a single.

In the garden of a small area, which we have a majority, the best option would be stam culture (imitation of a small tree), or low tree, a beautiful shrub.

When boarding the tapeworm to consider two features:

  • best tree or shrub looks at the well-kept lawn;
  • take into account the following background background - to use other plant varieties, species.

Solitaire should be ideally suited to the climatic conditions in which it will grow, because the composition is not created for one year.
From planting conifers for soliternoy well suited Siberian larch, Siberian pine, spruce, blue spruce, Scots pine, hemlock.
For a small composition in the garden - juniper (virgin and ordinary), conical varieties of spruce and arborvitae, boxwood, yew.

boxwood spiral

Boxwood spiral and winter looks good. With the onset of spring will have to remove dead twigs and branches affected by sunburn

For rockeries, a mini-garden you can usedwarf mountain pine, Canadian spruce or western thuja. You can use the garden of the regular style elements - trees with a regular crown shape in the form of a sphere, spirals, pyramids, the background of geometrically regular rectangular or spherical hedges.

How to arrange a group planting?

Group planting of trees and shrubs can solve interesting problems:

  • effectively fill open space - lawn, meadow, lawn, local area;
  • create a green background, which enliven the atmosphere in the garden, hide built unpresentable;
  • hide unsightly decorate the trunk of a tall tree.

Group planting conifers can be openwork or solid. One of the main properties of plants, planted Group - brilliance, charm.
It is possible to use the same or different plant species, with the needles in one color or shade, or needles with contrasting colors (e.g., dark green and bluish).

Composition with blue spruce

Blue spruce animates the group landing, standing out against the background of emerald green lawn, a hedge of tui and dwarf spruce

Hedge of tui or juniper willexcellent background for tapeworm (deciduous or coniferous trees or ornamental shrubs). Group of conifers has always attracted the attention of observers - it can be positioned at the intersection of the tracks at the entrance to the house, asymmetrically on the lawn or in the center.

The most common drawn together planting conifers (buketnye), a loose fit and extended composition.

Boxwood, extended linear fit

Boxwood, extended linear fit. The composition allows the plants to show their beauty. Caring for them is nothing to prevent a deep green color shades background adult blue spruce

Some features of the group planting, which will help you to create simple and beautiful composition:

  • landing outlines should be clear, and the border - smooth, so it will look natural;
  • for group planting of plants using an odd number, the smaller plants are, the more they require;
  • landing a mixed group, consider the growth of each plant;
  • plants should take into account the biological compatibility of the combined landing, and not merely decorative qualities.

One of the advantages of conifers is their neat appearance, but the dry leaves, dead or injured from burns shoots, always weeds need to be removed.

Dwarf pine

Group planting of dwarf pines in wintertime retains its decorative effect, endures cold and windy weather. And in the summer on a background of fresh grass shoots Pines sparkle with bright colors

Magic dwarf conifers and pyramidal

If the site you have small note on dwarf conifers species. They are perfect for decorating small areas.

  • Spruce barbed resembles fluffy bluish-green ball, grows slowly, has excellent decorative qualities;
  • Norway spruce - a kind of dwarf fir trees with drooping crown, looks very original in any composition;
  • creeping common spruce - a great way to decorate the pond shore, rock garden slopes;
  • Nana fir - the plant to which it is impossible not to pay attention: in the group planting, and as a tapeworm in a meadow or at the track, it looks like a living decoration in the garden;
  • stunted (dwarfism) Larch - Beautywith bowed foliage, good in a single planting, and surrounded by flowering plants. Such a bright spot of color is a constant source of positivity in your garden.
Spruce barbed and spruce

Spruce barbed and spruce - Greatdwarf trees that have the color and shape of needles, and Crown attract attention. Even on a small lawn or in the rocky garden will create a special atmosphere

Creeping dwarf spruce and fir Nana

Creeping dwarf spruce and fir Nana suitable for single and group plantings for the good in any plants companies - other conifers, deciduous, flowering

dwarf larch

In fashion there are not only things, but also plants. Today, dwarf larch - one of the most fashionable decorative plants. Drooping krona, graceful branches with thin needles pattern remarkable in themselves, and are perfect in any composition. He likes sunny areas

It is also possible to use a pyramidalconifers, it is basically arborvitae varieties. Plants pyramidal shape often used in garden architecture, of which get a great hedge, it is also a wonderful living decor for the main entrance to the house or sidings.

The pyramidal arborvitae

Park or garden in winter is beautiful in its own way, particularly if used in coniferous plantations, whose greenery contrasts with the white snow carpet

Bold composition can be a combination of softwoodplants and deciduous shrubs with bright colors (hydrangea, garden roses, lilacs). It may seem that such a combination would look disharmonious, but it is not. The fragility of flowers and evergreen conifers in the company look extraordinary, creating amazing color combinations.

dwarf spruce and flowers

A dwarf spruce in the company fresh flowers does not look random guests, on the contrary, it makes the composition more natural and original

Using ornamental conifers inlandscape architecture offers great opportunities for creating a wide variety of compositions. They may look as natural as if you were suddenly in a cozy corner of the forest or on the slopes, can emphasize the beauty of the garden areas - rockeries, water zone, forming a façade composition, etc.

In a great many species, which can now be purchased at nurseries and specialty stores, needles surprising wealth of shades.

The composition of conifers

It seems that the creation of this beautiful compositionThey used all kinds of ornamental conifers with all the shades of pine needles. At the same time none of the plant is not out of the general harmony, finding its place among the decorative boulders

Golden, gray-blue, pale green, juicygreen colors can be used in various combinations, creating a wonderful garden ensembles. Catching arrangement of your garden, be sure to pay attention to the ornamental conifers. Stopping them a choice, you do not just thank these wonderful undemanding plant and will be fascinated by their beauty in any season.

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