rebaths
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Help me ID this Juniper or Cypress tree!

I would like to know the name of this tree!


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MaineDesigner
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If you could count the number of scales on the cones and tell me where the photo was taken it will help. I think it is either a Chamaecyparis or X Cupressocyparis. It definitely isn't a cedar.

rebaths
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Hi!

The photo was taken in Charlotte, NC.

There are 6-8 scales on the cones. I say that because each cone has 6 full sized scales, but there is another pair at the very top, near the stem, which are very small, as if they would get larger if the cone continued to grow, but might not be counted as 'real' scales.

Hope that made sense!

MaineDesigner
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This is, at best, a semi educated guess as these trees aren't hardy where I work but I think it might be X Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Naylor's Blue'. A blue cultivar of Cupressus arizonica (one of the parents of the above hybrid) is also a possibility.

rebaths
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Hi thanks for replying..


I don't think it could be the Cupressus arizonica, since that one has red, peeling bark.

The tree in question has more of a normal tree bark.

I will need to further investigate the possibility of Naylor's Blue. Some pictures I found of it online seem to keep the same columnar shape of a regular Leyland.. the tree in question seems to be more conical (I mean wide at the bottom and tapering at the top)

Thanks.

MaineDesigner
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I found some photos of what was supposedly 'Naylor's Blue' that were fairly similar to what you posted and others that were much narrower. The relatively new book Conifers for Gardens by Richard L. Bitner shows some wider examples. Sometimes there is more than one clone in circulation under the same name. Chamaecparis nootkatensis (one of the parents of x Cuspressocyparis leylandii) has both a wide form and narrow form under the name 'Pendula'.

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