AmyL
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Tree/Bush ID? Incorrect Names

Okay,

So I THINK the names of the plants given are incorrect - I googled them and other looking plants are showing up.... no match

1- Juniper Blue Alps (bought this)

Picture:
https://s12.postimage.org/m3vdeehz1/image.jpg
https://s12.postimage.org/ecenfudtp/image.jpg
https://s12.postimage.org/ny87w54zh/image.jpg


2- Pine Scotch (want to buy this)
https://s12.postimage.org/hlt2mb1x9/Want_to_Get.jpg
https://s12.postimage.org/d16w7di7x/Want_B.jpg

Thanks

DoubleDogFarm
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#1 is a Juniper and #2 is a pine. Both are topiary pruned form. I will admit, I don't like. I like plants, natural.

#1 Juniperus squamata 'Blue Alps' pom pom Juniper
#2 Pinus sylvestris- pdl/pom pom /top Scotch/Sentinel Pine

If you add "pom pom" to your Google search it should help.

Eric

AmyL
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DoubleDogFarm wrote:#1 is a Juniper and #2 is a pine. Both are topiary pruned form. I will admit, I don't like. I like plants, natural.

#1 Juniperus squamata 'Blue Alps' pom pom Juniper
#2 Pinus sylvestris- pdl/pom pom /top Scotch/Sentinel Pine

If you add "pom pom" to your Google search it should help.

Eric
Wow thanks!! You're completely right. Now here's a stupid question - is the shape it's been pruned at permanent or does it grow back?

Thanks for your response

cynthia_h
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Plants want to grow into their natural shape. Pruning makes them take on a human-determined shape, whether it's for the plant's improved health (often the case with roses), increased fruit production (fruit trees), or looks/entertainment (topiary treatment of many shrubs).

If you want the plants to grow out, they will, but there'll be an awkward-looking stage as the earlier branches start protruding out from the topiary shape. It's like deciding to grow your bangs out and they're too long for bangs but too short to leave on your face: you *know* they'll be OK in a few weeks (for plants, a few months), so just. resist. the urge. to cut them! :lol:

Cynthia H.
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DoubleDogFarm
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You have to shear it annually to keep the poodle look. You may have to prune more than once a year.

It's pretty hard to revert back to natural.

Eric

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