Hi Folks, I am currently looking into the possibility of propagating the Calocedrus decurrens 'Compacta'. According to the Illustrated encyclopedia of conifers by DM van Gelderen and JRP van Hoey Smith, this tree originated at the arboretum I now work at. It is described as a leaderless and compact form. Before taking a look at our own tree I decided to look it up on the net. It is described everywhere as a dwarf and compact tree which is globe shaped and flat topped. 'Nice' I thought, 'I'll take a look at ours to see how it is getting on'. We only have one left, so after a bit of fruitless searching for a small/dwarf conifer I had to resort to looking at more detailed maps to get its exact location. Imagine my surprise when I found our one and only 'Compacta' right next to our staff room, the tree which I used to park my old motorbike under! I'd hazard a guess that it is around 20-25ft high and has a trunk at least 8ft in height before the first branches. Indeed it is leaderless and the crown is compact but a dwarf it is definitly not!! My question is, does C.decurrens 'Compacta' always reach this size or is there another, smaller form propagated worldwide with the wrong name applied? I also noted that there is a form named 'nana'. Have the two been mixed up somewhere along the line?