Thujopsis dolabrata

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I can't believe there is no Thujopsis dolobrata posted in this forum. My favourite tree! (Well, it's one of my favourites). It's getting its own thread because I want to post more photos of it (in better focus) and keep them together. There is a Botany Photo of the Day, with a link to a photo of the leaf undersides that is what I totally failed to do, but one day will do: Thujopsis dolabrata. What interests me about the two topside leaf photos here is how they appear to show the white markings that are on the leaf undersides, but there is nothing white on the top of the leaves - that is just the reflection from the sun.
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    Here are the undersides.
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Cones! Nice, Michael, and thanks for mentioning the correction - I corrected the name in the text. I guess there is no reason I can't post old photos, all from UBCBG. This had the cultivar name 'Compacta' in October, 2013. There is still a 'Compacta'; I'm not sure if it's the same one.
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    I think this is from a different location, in the north garden, with the cultivar name given as 'Nana' in September, 2015, and the last photo from February, 2014. I don't see 'Nana' listed anywhere at UBCBG now. I like those leaf buds - I should be checking out the big one come February.
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