Identification: Tree in Q.E. Park

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by littlemountainhomeopathy, May 23, 2011.

  1. littlemountainhomeopathy

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    Hello, I am trying to identify a tree I found in Q.E. Park, hoping it's a local one. Thanks in advance.
     

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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Metasequoia ?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Might this be a bit large for 'Gold Rush', which could be too new on the market in this region?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks normal green Metasequoia glyptostroboides to me, just pale because it's still spring.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, a 'Gold Rush' in a parking lot planting near me is strongly yellow at this time.
     
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    Sorry Michael but I beg to differ.
    We grow both the ordinary one and "Gold Rush".
    "Gold Rush" just glows yellow at the moment.
    This pic shows them side by side.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    But also worth bearing mind, Britain has had its warmest / earliest spring on record; Vancouver (if I remember rightly) had a fairly late spring. How did yours look 3 or 4 weeks ago?
     
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    At one point Ogon was just a seedling in a row of (irradiated?) Metasequoias. This one does look a bit more yellow than my regular Dawn Redwood. My Ogon is a little darker this year. Overcast very wet spring. Looks well on its way to another three feet of growth.

    Here is a pic of one I saw at Dawes last week. "National" is a cultivar there I would have just guessed as a species. I can usual spot Ogon clearly.

    Any nutrient deficiencies in Metasequoia cause this? Plenty of yellow Pin Oaks around here.
     

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