Identification: What’s the name of the evergreen

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  1. ptjmliao

    ptjmliao Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm wondering the name of the tree? Any tips for pruning? Thank you.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have to say Colletia hystrix, though it looks a little unusual, like the thorns are all so densely and regularly spaced. No teeny white flowers now? The ones I know (not exactly the same species, maybe a hybrid) are in flower now, except for a young one I just found.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    It's a juniper
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Speaking of Junipers . . . do they all smell of cat urine? I can't remember when I last saw a cat in my neighbourhood so am reluctant to blame the foul smell emanating from my prostrate junipers on cats. Is it endemic? For one reason or another, this is not a shrub you want along the entryway to your home. :-(
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ah, I totally got the scale wrong, was interpreting the leaves as 3-6 cm thorns.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    One of the Juniperus x pfitzeriana cultivars. Rather wrecked by a history of bad pruning after it had outgrown the available cramped space - I'd be inclined to remove it altogether and plant something else.
     
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    Thanks all of your reply.
     

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