Cupressus glabra 'Blue Ice'

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  1. dcsteg

    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Discovered as a chance seedling in New Zealand in 1960.

    Compact, conical, bright silver-blue foliage all year. Wind hardy.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Forms like this one have great coloring but finding propagations with good root systems is a challenge. Also basically a desert tree, as the general appearance would suggest - a sort of coniferous analog to a gum (eucalypt) with same intolerance of crowding and shading. (Gums also have the same problem in cultivation of getting away from growers and becoming potbound in containers, to then topple later under snow in the final planting position).
     

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