volunteer near my Cryptomeria 'Black Dragon'

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by kalmia, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. kalmia

    kalmia Active Member

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    I found this volunteer growing near my Cryptomeria 'Black Dragon'. You can see that it is right next to a 'Silver Sword' azalea. Is this a Crypromeria? Would they naturally reproduce in northwest Indiana?

    The attached images include the first from 7 July 2006 CST, and the last two are from 24 August 2006 CST.
     

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  2. smivies

    smivies Active Member

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    Looks more like a Juniper, possibly J. scopulorum exhibiting juvenile foliage? Not unusual to have Juniper volunteers as the birds love the 'berries'.

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  3. kalmia

    kalmia Active Member

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    I was wondering if it was maybe that. I don't have a cone producing juniper nearby, but maybe a bird pooped a seed there.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'd agree with juniper, possibly Juniperus chinensis

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