are typically slow growing and usually compact trees which mature to a range of 2' - 8' anything smaller would be considered a miniature and anything larger we have multiple descriptions for, weeping, upright, spreading... just to name a few. Generally, dwarfs and miniatures have small to tiny leaves, short internodes between leaf and branch and dense multi branching habit. Dwarf maples and evergreens are often best suited for bonsai, rock gardens, pondside, small garden, and patio plantings and they are great for use in containers just be sure to freshen up the soil every couple years. Miniature gardens are popular in the Railroad, Fairy, Patio Trough, Alpine, Rock and Bonsai Gardening Communities. Mini Conifers are fastly becoming our favorites to sell and collect!