Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Garden Conifers and Evergreens
Bruce Appeldoorn is owner of Appeldoorn Landscape Nursery in Bostic, NC, where he specializes in the propagation of rare and unusual conifers. Appeldoorn grows over 750 varieties of conifers, all produced from cuttings or grafting and grown on-site. He is a consultant, designer and installer for many Western North Carolina landscapes and his projects have been featured in Southern Living magazine.
In this video, Mr. Appeldoorn will share some of the best conifers for Western North Carolina gardens. You will see his favorite low-maintenance, long-lived choices based on his 45 years of nursery experience. Mr. Appeldoorn will also talk about his efforts to develop new landscape plants from native forest trees, an 8-year project in conjunction with the U.S. National Arboretum. He will share fascinating stories of scouting and selecting witch’s brooms, grafting, trialing, and new-variety production. You are sure to be inspired and left with a greater appreciation of the diversity, beauty, and resilience of garden conifers.
Table of Contents
If you would like to view a particular portion of the video, here is the Table of Contents for the program with links. The link will take you to the precise location in the YouTube video.
1:35 What are Conifers?
3:40 Use as Buffers
6:47 Best Conifers for Asheville NC
8:00 Green Giant Arborvitae and true Cedars
12:45 Pines, China Fir and Juniper
16:00 Bald Cypress and Alaskan Cedar
22:52 Sun or Shade
23:37 Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar)
25:25 Oriental Spruce
28:47 Conifers and Black Walnuts
29:38 Western Red Cedar
32:23 Deep Shade
33:19 Plum Yew
34:19 Elkhorn Cedar
36:46 Japanese Black Pine and Snow Load
38:35 Torreya (Stinking Cedar)
39:30 Thuja occidentalis (American arborvitae)
40:48 Collecting Brooms
44:02 Harvesting Brooms
45:33 Grafting Brooms
48:40 Stories of Collecting Brooms