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By Derek63

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I need to buy an evergreen tree that is quite upright, but not a conifer, any suggestions ? Would like to buy it approx 6 feet high



i am know plant expert but there is a tree that looks like a conifer but when you touch it its needles are realy soft . dont know the name but it grows nice and upright . im sure someone else will know .

12 Oct, 2012


Italian Cypress, Skyrocket Juniper and Goldcrest Cypress all come to mind - Goldcrest is sold in supermarkets and is widely sold and the cheapest option. It does smell of citrus when you run your hand through it and takes pruning and you can topiary it.

12 Oct, 2012


Pyrus salicifolius pendula ?

Some of the laurels might do to

Don't forget that most trees or shrubs can be clipped to shape or height

12 Oct, 2012


Photonia Red Robinia is also evergreen and uprgith and takes a prune.

12 Oct, 2012


I have 3 Thuja Trees bought 7 years ago for £4 each. Just about 4 feet high now. Maximum height 6 feet. About 4 feet diameter at the base. Evergreen, no trouble. Recommended.

12 Oct, 2012

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