Identification: Dwarf Conifer ID Request

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Margot, May 24, 2021.

  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I'd like to know the name of this dwarf conifer if anyone can help. Thanks.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Miniature fixed juvenile cypress family something. It can be hard to place fixed juveniles with the correct species because their foliage is mostly the same looking. With their aroma and chemical makeup somethimes needing to be used. So that fixed juveniles have sometimes gone for long periods of time being called forms of even the wrong genus, as well as the wrong species. Before being found out and reassigned.
     
  3. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Thank you, Ron. For my purposes, knowing it a "miniature fixed juvenile cypress family something" is enough. If I wanted to investigate further, I would perhaps contact Elk Lake Garden Centre in Saanich which sells lots of dwarf conifers and where my friend probably bought this one. Now I have something more to go on, knowing it's in the cypress family. Much appreciated.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    One juvenile-foliage Cupressaceae cultivar was shifted through 6 different genera (including one all its own!) before chemical analysis finally placed it in Platycladus orientalis . . .
     
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