Ornamental conifers


Conifers are also referred to as Pinophyta, Coniferophyta or Coniferae. The plants are so-called gymnosperms or seed-bearing vascular plants. This means that their seeds are not enclosed in an ovary. All existing conifers are perennial, woody plants and secondary growth occurs in the development of conifers. Conifers are usually trees, but few varieties develop as shrubs.