Laurel Hill East (Medallion Garden/Shrubbery)Tag Various

Laurel Hill East’s small garden features a collection of “dwarf” and “miniature” conifers. Unlike large coniferous trees and shrubs, dwarf conifers grow only 1-6 inches per year and miniature conifers grow less than 1 inch per year.

A dwarf conifer garden can showcase a varied collection of species and cultivars within a small area, with each slow-growing evergreen displaying year-round ornamental interest. Each selection featured at Laurel Hill East was chosen for its uniqueness, cold-hardiness, and ability to grow in the Philadelphia area.

This special garden was made possible by two generous grants from Ms. Laurie Marshall and The Philadelphia Committee of The Garden Club of America.