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Unknown Evergreen in South Carolina


I was hoping someone on the forum could help us identify this beautiful evergreen:



It's growing in our neighbor's yard, but they don't know what it's called (planted several years ago...) and we'd like to get us one :)

Thnx in advance!


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Can you take a small cutting of it to a local nursery for identification? If it's a native or regional plant, there's bound to be someone at the nursery who knows what it is; maybe they even have started plants for sale!

Let us know, too.

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USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 17

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You are way outside of my familiar climatic zones but it looks like it could be Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'. At least in Zones 5 & 6 I have never seen a handsome example of 'Boulevard' that has been in the ground for a decade or more. Perhaps in climates like the Pacific Northwest it may age more gracefully but in New England its pleasures are ephemeral.
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It's pretty, I'd like to know what it is too.

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I have a goup planting bonsai of those, they are a type of conifer called a Chamaecyparis pisifera, Boulevard Cypress. They look very nice but can be tricky to find. Good luck :)

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I was just at lowes today and saw one of those and said what a cool looking evergreen it was.

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