Identification: Cypress in Vancouver

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  1. Green Crown

    Green Crown Active Member

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    I see these all over Vancouver, but am never sure what to call them. They were often planted on older properties, I think around the 1930s.

    Size, growth habit, and fruit, is like Lawson cypress, but the leaves are pointier, like Sawara cypress or juniper. They grow very large, with trunks over 1m diameter and very tight angled forks... I was guessing some variety of Sawara cypress, but I usually think of those as having dense, bushier growth habits.

    There were a couple chlorotic branches in this one, which is what the yellowy foliage in one of the pictures is - the trunk size is visible in the background of that photo...

    Can anyone help me with identifying this?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Two cultivars of Sawara Cypress: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa' (green foliage) and Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea' (yellowish foliage).
     
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    Thanks Michael, that looks about right.
     

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