Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

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Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

Post  Sakaki on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I dug up this tree last weekend.
I think it is Cupressus sempervirens, but I am not sure as I have no experience with this species.
Can anyone identify it accuretely looking at the following pics:




here is a close-up:

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Re: Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

Post  Jkd2572 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:28 am

The foliage looks like juniper.

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Re: Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

Post  Ryan on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:19 am

Jkd2572 wrote:The foliage looks like juniper.

Yes, but it also looks like Cupressus sempervirens Laughing

I'd say it's Cypress, but I'm not a cypress guy.

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Mediterranean Cypress

Post  bonsaisr on Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:16 am

Well, it does look a little like juniper, since they are in the same family. This could very well be Cupressus sempervirens var. horizontalis, the wild form. The Italian cypress we usually see is the variety stricta, the cultivated form. Compare yours with pictures on the Web, or with a known specimen.
Iris

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Re: Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

Post  Sakaki on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:43 am

Thanks for your replies.
Actually one of my friends claims it is a juniper, but there are some others who claim it is a cypress. Smile
I will google it more...

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Cupressus sempervirens

Post  bonsaisr on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:23 pm

Sakaki wrote:
Actually one of my friends claims it is a juniper, but there are some others who claim it is a cypress. Smile
Let it grow in the ground until it cones.
Iris

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Re: Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) OR Not?

Post  Sakaki on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:41 am

bonsaisr wrote:
Sakaki wrote:
Actually one of my friends claims it is a juniper, but there are some others who claim it is a cypress. Smile
Let it grow in the ground until it cones.
Iris

Yes, sounds logical Smile
Thank you for your inputs Iris!

Nevertheless I stopped by a nursery yesterday afternoon, and examined both junipers and cypresses closely by comparing their leaves to a leaf taken from my tree.
It seems that my tree is definitely a cypress because the matched tree has these cones:




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