pair of gold conifers either side of front door....but can i keep them small?

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united4ever Sat 23-Apr-16 21:04:56

Saw these cute and bright conifers at wilko. Need some colour to brighten up a old driveway/entrance. I would like these to grow just a little bigger but label said they grow vigorously to 15 feet or meters (cant remember which). Either way, 1 meter is plenty. Can I keep pruning them or stop their growth?

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Tue 26-Apr-16 10:05:48

You can buy dwarf conifers, which I think would be a better bet. You're going to be fighting a losing battle trying to keep a vigorous plant that wants to be 15 feet/m to 1m tall I suspect.

Kr1stina Tue 26-Apr-16 13:37:24

Have you already bought them?

Ferguson Tue 26-Apr-16 19:56:06

If you prune them you will end up with an ugly shape and cut ends to branches.

A better, though unconventional, way might be to treat like a bonsai plant, and prune the ROOTS from time to time, thereby keeping them small.

They will still need watering, good compost, and occasional feeding. However, this is only my own suggestion, and I don't offer any guarantee of success. Look on some bonsai websites for more reliable advice.

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