What kind of tree is it?

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What kind of tree is it?

Post  droppy on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 11:58 am

Hello!

I recently bought this but I'm not sure what it is. Can anyone pls help? Thaks







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Re: What kind of tree is it?

Post  Kev Bailey on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 6:46 pm

Thanks for editing the pics, makes it much simpler for everyone. This is most probably a variety of Juniperus chinensis but there are hundreds of varieties.

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Post  AlainK on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 11:59 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:Thanks for editing the pics, makes it much simpler for everyone. This is most probably a variety of Juniperus chinensis but there are hundreds of varieties.

Hmmmm... You're the boss, Kev, you're the boss, but it's hard to tell from a photo.

Could be a variety of Chamaecyparis too, the leaves/needles seem to be very "flat" on the branches...
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Re: What kind of tree is it?

Post  droppy on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 10:48 am

Thank you for your answers! Could it be a Chamaeparis Pisifera 'Boulevard'??
Here's a close-up on the leaves, hope it helps!




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Re: What kind of tree is it?

Post  Anne on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 1:31 pm

To me, this looks like a cypressus macrocarpa "goldcrest". Here in Belgium it's frequently sold (and simetimes thriving) as a houseplant

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Re: What kind of tree is it?

Post  droppy on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 1:54 pm

I think it's finally cleared out! Thank you very much Anne!
Have you had any experiences with this tree as a bonsai?

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Re: What kind of tree is it?

Post  Kev Bailey on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 3:54 pm

Just shows how tricky it can be Id'ing stuff using photo's.

Chamaecyparis pisifers Boulevard has greyish blue needles and is much more dense and bushy in appearance.

Cupressus macrocarpa Goldcrest (Lemon Scented Monterey Cypress) which this most likely is, is more commonly known as a topiary plant but it may well do as bonsai. First step would probably be to select a trunk and develop its girth.

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