Identification: what is this bushy conifer?

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by SusanDunlap, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. SusanDunlap

    SusanDunlap Active Member

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    Any ideas helpful. Nice plant in a neighbor's garden.
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Microbiota ?
     
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    Microbiota decussata is listed as the only species in that genus. And is more or less prostrate. This bush is 5-6 feet tall. The leaves/scales are quite similar, though. Any other ideas?
     
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    Closer photos please. Most conifers tend to look like similar at that range.
     
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    New photos not easily available. Leaves/scales are similar to Microbiota. Not many conifers that retain this shape/size, right?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana habit variant.
     
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    Thanks for your help Ron. I had this id but was unaware, until now, that there are 442 cultivars of Chamaecyoparis lawsoniana. This must be one. Clearly this plant is not destined to become 165 feet tall or more.

    And thanks for your replies too, Saltcedar and hortiphoto. Microbiota decussata is an interesting plant you brought to my attention.
     

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