Coniferous trees can serve many uses in the garden. They can range in size from a few feet to sixty feet in height. Some, such as Cupressus arizonica (Arizona cypress) and Cedrus deodara (Deodar cedar), are very drought tolerant once established while others, like Sequoia (coast redwood) will need water forever. We usually have many different types of trees from which to choose and we also get some very nice Christmas trees in right before Thanksgiving, all of which are suitable for our climate. They can be kept in pots for a few years to use during the holidays or they can be planted out in the garden immediately.