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Post  Smithy on Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:28 pm

I'm not completely sure what this is, some kind of chamaecyparis or thuja.I would love a definite ident. It was a completely neglected garden potted plant when i rescued it and have been nursing it back to life. I just noticed tonight that some of the tips are a little brown and i'm not sure what it is. It could do with a repot as the soil i used is a couple of years old now and there are liverworts stating to grow .

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Post  Tom on Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:52 pm

I'm afraid I can't help with the ID, but the brown tips on the foliage and the liverworts suggest overwatering. I'd try keeping it a little drier.

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Post  Smithy on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:16 pm

That probably means keeping it under cover for a while with the amount of rain we seem to be having at the moment. I haven't watered it manually for a while . I think you are right though as it does seem to hold onto the water. The soil was a bought one last year and i found it did go a bit cloggy . I have used mainly cat litter this year and found it a lot better.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:18 pm

I see no brown tips or liverwort, and I've got my reading glasses on! It appears healthy to me and the moss is inevitable in the UK this summer. OK, Wales most of the time!

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Post  Smithy on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:28 pm

The liverwort is around the back near the trunk but i have been picking it out. I took a lot of the moss off around the edge as it was taking over. Yes the moss grows freely around here.
I must say the brown tips were not on the really new growth so i wasn't too worried . I'll get a close up tomorrow.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:43 pm

Looks like a golden Hinoki or a thuja to me.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:20 pm

I was going to say one of the false cypress. Looks OK for the time of year to me.

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Post  luciano benyakob on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:20 pm

Here in the Brazil, this variety is new.
We know as Hinoki Golden or Chaemaciparus Obtusa var. Golden.
It is a False Cypress.
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Post  Smithy on Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:31 pm

Thanks very much.

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