Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

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Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby rufie98 » Jun 20, 2012 9:35 am

Believe it or not, I WON this plant at a garden show a month ago. I forgot to ask the name of the plant. Now it bothers me that I do not know the variety. I have gone to two plant nurseries and they have only been mildly helpful, unfortunately. Any help would be appreciated.

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Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby Tigger » Jun 20, 2012 10:33 pm

It's probably a chamaecyparis obtusa cultivar, but that's about as helpful as saying it's a hosta. There are many, many dwarf cultivars. Good luck.

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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby thy » Jun 21, 2012 7:11 pm

Try to look up Thujopsis dolabrata or Thujopsis dolabrata Nana for the small one
It looks very much like the ones we call chicken leg tree
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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby rufie98 » Jun 21, 2012 8:09 pm

Thank you David and Pia. I will do my homework and see what I can come up with. I keep asking myself "why didn't I ask what the name of the plant was?" But I guess I was just so surprised to be given the plant, I just couldn't think straight!
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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby Buckeye » Jun 22, 2012 4:14 am

It looks like it might be Microbiota decussata, also known as Russian Cypress.
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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby viktoria » Jun 22, 2012 4:49 am

It does not look like Microbiota to me. Try googling for Thujopsis dolobrata, although that doesn't look right to me, either.

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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby Tigger » Jun 22, 2012 2:42 pm

Could it be a dwarf cultivar of Lawson's cypress? I don't know how they ever keep these sorted out, when dwarf forms can look so unlike mature natural forms.
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Re: Is this a Japanese cypress plant?????

Postby rufie98 » Jun 28, 2012 2:37 pm

Well after doing more research (and your help), I think I have found the name of this evergreen - Siberian Carpet Cypress (microbiota decussata). Good guess Buckeye! Thank you all!
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