Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' Cypress

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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' Cypress

Post  Ryan on Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:31 pm

Hey all,

Picked up this Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' Cypress today at the local nursery. It was free for me, with my gift card from Christmas. I saw it and loved the trunk, which is about 2 inches across. I think I want to do an upright with it. Here are some shots, then the last one is my rough idea:




Back?


Front? (it has more of a rounded trunk in front, but flat in back):


Then my idea, cut the branches off on the left in red, yellow line is the branch to keep, green outlines the bottom portion of the tree:


Too drastic? Any other ideas? Thanks!



Ryan



P.S. Sorry Jim Lewis Very Happy

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Re: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' Cypress

Post  JimLewis on Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:46 pm

P.S. Sorry Jim Lewis

I dunno about what.

Anyway, think on it a bit more. Get your hands all prickled up by thinning the tree a bit. Emphasis on bit because they don't backbud real well. But you need to see the branching. Do that, then study it until spring.

If you cut all those "branches" on the left, you may well kill the entire left side of the tree. At least you should do that over a couple of years. Lowest left should go first (maybe!!!!), but leave a stump for a while.

What's behind that middle left branch?

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Post  Ryan on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:38 pm

Thanks Jim!

JimLewis wrote:What's behind that middle left branch?

In which picture?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:30 pm

The one you marked up. I guess thet would make it the upper one of the left-hand branches. It looks like there is something back there.

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