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I should know this one... (Blue Moss Cypress)

But, I don't. :roll:

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I'm guessing Cypress.
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Did a little bit of Google researching this morning (i luv the internet). I cannot say for certain, but it looks like it may be a "False" Cypress, perhaps this blue moss variety, from the looks of the "fuzzy" foliage...

https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATBlueMossProgression.htm
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I don't know Rosaelyn.
Most Chamaecyparis that I've seen fans at the terminals. The ones in the picture that Marsman is showing look pointy to me.
We'll have to wait for his reply. He would be the best one to compare the pictures in the link (gorgeous plant btw) with what he's got.
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Hmm, I do not see fan-like fronds on either the first one I linked, or on this one...

https://www.buffalobonsaisociety.com/BonsaiInProgress_Blue_Moss_Cypress.html

I thought Hinoki Cypress were the type with fan-shaped foliage?

https://www.landscapenashville.com/STA75730.JPG
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Chamaecyparis do not always fan out in their foliage... :)

I agree that it's likely a Chamaecyparis of some variety.
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I think Ros has it pegged right.

Thanks all for your help! :D

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Glad to help. :D

I believe there is a way to change the topic name, but I am unfamiliar with how. :oops: We should rename this topic and the topic of "They were throwing these away!!" to reflect our successful detective work!!
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Great idea! I edited the titles for both topics. (You can edit your own topics.)

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Good to know. ;)
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So, I worked on the Blue Moss, affectionately known as Dr. Seuss, on Sunday afternoon, just to clean it up. It was a freebie special from my local nursery when I picked up a boxwood. It was ugly and they couldn't sell it. We all know ugly can be transformed into beautiful. Anyway, I'm itching for Spring and needed something to play with. I had to kick the pot a couple of times to free it from the ice where it was stuck to the ground.

Before:

[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Blue%20Moss%20Cypress/IMG_0213.jpg[/img]

After:

[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Blue%20Moss%20Cypress/IMG_0217.jpg[/img]

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Looks like it has some good potential. :) I really like the blue, mossy look it has to it.
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