Conifers are available in a variety of sizes, colours and shapes, are hardy, grow well in the British climate, are simple to maintain and, being evergreen, provide all-year-round interest.

They look good as a centrepiece in a winter basket or tub, provide height and structure to the garden.

Whether you want your conifer conical, prostrate, with autumn colour, as an architectural showpiece or just to provide a screen between you and your neighbours these tough plants are the perfect choice. From the majestic beauty of the Cupressus Sempervirens so familiar to Italian landscapes, to the dainty needles of our native Larch they will bring a great deal of pleasure for many years.

Conifer care

November to March is the best time to buy and plant conifers while they are dormant.

Once established they are easy to maintain and are as happy in a pot as in acres of manicured gardens.

They tolerate thin, low-nutrient soils and generally aren’t fussy plants to look after.

Why has my conifer gone brown?

  • Lack of water: Conifers don’t wilt, they just go brown when the foliage has died and by then it’s too late.
  • Too much water: Waterlogging can cause brown patches so check your conifer has enough drainage.
  • Pests and diseases: check for evidence such as aphids or fungal spores and treat accordingly. Feed with a general fertiliser in late winter and keep well watered until established to avoid your conifer becoming unhealthy and susceptible to pests and diseases.
  • Trimmed too vigorously or at the wrong time of year. If you need to trim your conifer don’t cut it back too hard and avoid doing it in hot, dry weather.

We sell a wide range of pots in which to grow your conifers, staking material, fertilisers and fungicides and also many other plants that would make great companions such as Hostas, Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

We usually have a good selection of conifers in stock at Morris's but please note that stock changes on a daily basis and if you are looking for a particular variety please ring us before visiting to check availability and avoid disappointment.