Evergreen plants are perfectly combined and neighbor with numerous trees and shrubs species, and also look great on the foreground and background, alone and being surrounded with other plants.
If these cultures are planted as the basis of the yard area or garden, then the one can admire their unique appearance at any season and weather.
The most popular larch species for planting
Larch tree is a very nice looking and light-loving plant. Its main advantage is undemanding to the soil composition. Most often, larches are planted separately on a lawn. Nevertheless, the low-height species also look great in small groups in a rock garden. Tall forms are not recommended for planting in small gardens.
European Larch (Larix decidua)
This species is completely undemanding to the soil composition, but European larch better grows on well-drained and fertile soils. It can’t stand overwatering and does not grow well on poor sandy soils.
Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi)
Its long almost horizontal branches form a wide-pyramidal crown. For the most part, the multi-peaked trunk is covered with a relatively thin, red-brown bark.
Larch delicately scaly (a kind of Larix kaempferi)
The crown of this species of larch is broad-pyramidal. It is better to plant it in open sunny places. This plant is very frost-resistant.
Fir and its species
The fir tree is a rather tall plant with a conical crown, something remotely similar to spruce. Like many other coniferous trees it is unpretentious and sun-loving but easily stands a shadow.
The Korean Fir (Abies koreana)
This tree reaches a height of 15 m, has a wide conical crown and short succulent needles. Its branches grow in layers, and the cones look like small purple cones.
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
This species is famous for its medicinal properties. The balsam fir tree has a thick crown that hides the tiered branches. Cones are decorative, purple color. The needles are green on top with barely noticeable white hue underside.
Landscape designers often use fir in decorating alleys, a group of free form and in a single planting. Low and dwarf forms look good in the rock garden and on the Alpine hills.