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conifer

any GYMNOSPERM tree or shrub of the group Coniferae, including pines and spruces, which are more northerly forms, and cedars, yews and larches, which are the more temperate forms. Most are tall, forest trees, usually evergreen, but some, e.g. larches, are deciduous. Many have needle-shaped leaves. Usually they are MONOECIOUS, possessing separate male and female cones.
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The ideal time to plant conifers is October through March.
Using this type of plant to give height in a container also leaves you free to swap smaller, more colourful plants as they finish flowering - just dig them out and replace them with a summer flower, leaving the conifer in place.
The new study examined the entire set of active genes, or the transcriptome, of 24 conifers and other seed plants and three distantly related plants.
Conifers can work as a backdrop, standalone, or in a border with other plants, from making effective screening to creating the perfect background for flower borders or accents in rock gardens.
Encroaching conifers obscure a stand of oak in Redwood National Park.
An Atlas of the World's Conifers: An Analysis of their Distribution, Biogeography, Diversity and Conservation Status
Even though some broad-leaved trees hold their foliage all year, evergreens are for most gardeners synonymous with conifers, numbering around 600 separate species, the oldest of which, Ginko biloba, can be found in 200 million-year-old fossil records.
London, December 14 ( ANI ): New research has shown that the genome of conifers like spruce, pine and fir has remained virtually unchanged over the last 100 million years.
Most deciduous trees have broad leaves and hard wood, while most coniferous trees (or conifers) have needles and softer wood.
Of course, some might just associate evergreens with the columnar conifers so often dotted in among other specimens in the flower border to give height, structure and some colour throughout the year, but you can also feature evergreens in rock gardens, as feature plants in the shrub border and to add vibrance to containers.