Conifers: Pruning, Best Cultivars and More, with Longwood’s Ginny Levy

A whole lot of needled evergreens are getting turned into holiday garland and Christmas trees about now, but those aren’t the conifers I discussed with Ginny Levy, a horticulturist at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. With Ginny, who has been at Longwood since 2000 and teaches a popular conifers course in the Continuing Education Division, we compared notes on our top conifers for the landscape, I learned how to prune them, and got a quick review of conifer taxonomy, what “dwarf” really means (hint: not ever-small), and even inspiration on her home-garden collection of conifers in pots...

This article and interview were made by Margaret Roach at A Way To Garden