not shimpaku,but ???

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not shimpaku,but ???

Post  -keith- on Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:19 am

howdy all. I have had this tree for a year now and I need to finally figure out what it is. I am leaning toward a juni species but that's as far as I have gotten...here are the pics







thankyou

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Re: not shimpaku,but ???

Post  Stan Kengai on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:05 am

Definitely not a juniper. Looks like a cypress to me, based mostly on the bark, but I've never seen foliage like that.

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Not Shimpaku

Post  bonsaisr on Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:04 am

Take it over to Bill Valavanis, Rochester. http://www.internationalbonsai.com/
If anybody knows, he will.
Iris

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Re: not shimpaku,but ???

Post  klaus3 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:19 pm

Not an expert of conifers, but look a little like a false cypress (Chamaecyparis spp.)? Not sure which species.

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Re: not shimpaku,but ???

Post  Dave Murphy on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:05 pm

klaus3 wrote:Not an expert of conifers, but look a little like a false cypress (Chamaecyparis spp.)? Not sure which species.

I agree...

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Re: not shimpaku,but ???

Post  Eastern Bonsai on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:50 pm

Keith,
It is a variety of Hinoki Cypress. Here are some pics below and a link to a site that might help narrow your search.
Abe
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/192306



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Re: not shimpaku,but ???

Post  -keith- on Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:12 am

hahaha



thanks abe I was having a brain fart... anyways ive done some reading and I have a few questions.

first thing first it is in need of a repot not a problem.in the spring its being put in a cedar box

my concern is it is also getting very overgrown and heavy pruning is needed before I start loosing inner branches.it is also getting very leggy

I have read conflicting answers to my question and I am wondering if  I should either heavy prune in late summer and repot in spring or repot in spring and heavy prune late summer next season

thanks for any help id hate to screw up this tree

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