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I purchased 3 conifers about 3 years ago, they have grown into lovely trees and I would love to get some more, but cannot find out what they are called. They are tall evergreen conifers, with a single main stem with small single evergreen branches coming from the main stem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
We would need to see a photo of your trees and maybe a closeup too. To post a pic on here you have to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. It doesn't work for phones .... yet.
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Images should be there, I can see them on my pc, added them after the mail.
Iam not entirely certain of this but the flattened leaves and columnar shape, for me looks like a Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Cupresses ` The False Cypress`
A few more pictures, not sure it is The False Cypress,
Just to clarify, the tree's have one main stem, with small branches coming off the main stem, only one small branch at a time, not multiples per branch, if that makes sense.
What do you think it is
I have no idea, but I googled The False Cypress and could not find anything that looked like these.
Do you still think that is what they are called? If so I will continue searching.
Also search columnar shape conifers with flat leaves,
Columnar means they are taller than they are wide
Did you google Chamaecyparis lawsoniana cupresses
Have a look at Cupressus sempervirens cultivars, I have a feeling you´ll find it there
Flowerchild good attempt the columnar growing habits are the same but the sempervirens leaves have a different growing habit to the pictures above
Google it and compare
There should be contrast between the green upper and bright white lower sides of the foliage if that is correct then you have Thuja Koraiensis
The texture of the foliage is similar to a spruce, each branch is very dense. Looking at all the replies and checking google images I still cannot find anything remotely like what I have.
..I don't think it's Koraiensis.... I think it's either Thuja 'Smaragd' or 'Brobecks Tower' that someone has been trying to shape into a spiral form... you can see at the top of the first photo, it's been trained into spiral formation...it looks as though a lot has been cut out from the trunk and where shoots have been removed, I can see regrowth beginning, as it does with Thuja's...
..just my idea of it... could be wrong...but it doesn't look like a natural growth habit to me...
That is what I was thinking as well, the more you look at it, it looks as if it is in a spiral form
I think you have nailed it well done,` Thuga Smaragd`
..to be fair Buddyboy...I'm not so sure now..although I do believe they are Thuja's... I've just re-read Susan's first post and she tells us that she purchased these 3 years ago....no mention of any attempt at shaping...I had thought they belonged to someone else and she took them over... so it would appear this is after all, their natural shape... in which case I don't think it's Smaragd, as it doesn't grow like that.. here is my Smaragd...5 years old...
No problem salino just the flat leaf form was similar and it does look as if it is spiraled, and she may have bought them shaped like that
I still think it is chamaecyparis lawsoniana cupresses
Well its back in the mixer, anybody got anymore suggestions
...it's a weird one...I usually pay attention to conifers wherever I see them but never seen one shaped like that... just doesn't look right...