LAUBWERK PLANTS KIT 5 – TEMPERATE CONIFEROUS TREES
The following 10 tree species are included in the Plants Kit 5. Each species comes in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects, for a total of 360 models per Kit.
COLORADO WHITE FIR: Abies concolour
Impressive medium to large evergreen coniferous tree. Crown initially very symmetrically conical, later more loose and rounded. Numerous spreading branches symmetrically arranged in layers on a ramrod straight trunk. Grey-white bark on mature stems with a smooth texture. Long, soft, intense bluish to grey-green needle-like leaves arching upward, shoots silvery grey, light yellowish grey in winter. Green or purple cones ripening pale brown. Native to the Rocky Mountains. Popular ornamental landscaping tree, Christmas tree, and Christmas decoration.
KOREAN FIR: Abies koreana
Small to medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree with a symmetrical, conical crown and branches in layers. Grey-brown, smooth bark with resin blisters. Attractive foliage; short, wide, upward-curved needle-like leaves are glossy dark green, and densely packed and arranged around the twig like bristles of a brush. Numerous, showy upright cones, dark purple-blue before maturity, even on young trees. Native to the temperate rain forests of the higher mountains of South Korea. Popular ornamental plant in gardens in cool climates.
JAPANESE LARCH: Larix kaempferi
Medium-sized to large deciduous coniferous tree with broad conical crown and horizontal branches. Grey bark with rusty-brown inner bark. Soft needle-like leaves appear in brush-like clusters, first light glaucous green, later pale green, turning bright golden yellow in autumn before falling in winter. Small, ovoid-conic, green cones are erect turning brown when mature and commonly persist on the branches. Forestry tree in Japan and Europe. Popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens with good fall colour.
NORWAY SPRUCE: Picea abies
Large, fast-growing evergreen, conical coniferous tree. Primary branches are slightly upturned but secondary branches become pendulous as the tree matures. Red brown to grey brown bark. Needle-like, dark green foliage. Long green or reddish cones maturing brown. One of the most economically important conifers in Europe. Popular ornamental and Christmas tree.
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE ‘GLAUCA’: Picea pungens ‘Glauca’
Medium-sized to large coniferous evergreen tree with a conic, typically very narrow columnar crown. The dark green foliage grows in dense sprays. The seed cones are ovoid or oblong, green at first, maturing brown about 2 years after pollination. The dark green “exclamation mark” tree shape is considered as characteristic signature of Mediterranean landscapes. Trees are very long-lived.
SHORE PINE: Pinus contorta subsp. contorta
Medium-sized evergreen pine tree with a somewhat sprawling and irregular, broadly rounded crown. Branches spreading, often contorted. Orange-brown to purple-brown bark irregularly furrowed and scaly. Medium to dark green needle-like leaves, which grow in pairs are short, coarse, and twisted. Small, orange-brown cones. Widely utilised in the landscape for its tough stature and adaptability. Planted in both in sandy areas subjected to salt spray or in ornamental gardens.
EASTERN WHITE PINE: Pinus strobus
Large evergreen coniferous tree, pyramidal in its early years, then matures to a broad oval habit with an irregular crown. Smooth bark, flat lengthways fissures when old. Soft, bluish green needle-like leaves appear in bundles of five, like paint brushes at the ends of twigs. Long, slender, cylindrical, light brown cones. Important timber tree, popular as live Christmas trees, excellent specimen tree for lawns or parks.
SCOTS PINE: Pinus sylvestris
Medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree with a varying habit, conical to columnar crown when young. Then gradually with more extended branches on a long, bare trunk topped by a rounded or flat-topped crown. Thick, scaly dark grey-brown bark on the lower trunk and thin, flaky, and orange on the upper trunk and branches. Twisted blue-green needle-like leaves, which grow in pairs, more yellowish grey in winter. Small, grey-brown cones. Most widely distributed pine in the world. Important tree in forestry, popular ornamental and Christmas tree.
COMMON YEW: Taxus baccata
Small- to medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree with a broadly conical or ovoid, later domed or round crown. Thin, scaly reddish-brown bark, coming off in small flakes aligned with the stem. Lustrous, two-ranked, dark green needle-like foliage. Young shoots emerge light green. Red, ornamentally-attractive, berry-like fruits. Popular ornamental and landscaping tree.
WESTERN REDCEDAR ‘ATROVIRENS’: Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’
Medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family, which grows in a symmetrical, narrow conical shape. Fast growing tree with reddish, shredding bark. The dark-green foliage forms flat sprays with scale-like leaves in opposite pairs, shiny on the leaf top, and are strongly aromatic. Small, slender, upright cones are green to yellow-green, ripening brown in autumn. Popular ornamental and landscaping tree.