Thuja ID needed

mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)January 14, 2014

After hanging out in this forum for a few years I've come to realize that about half the conifers I've acquired over the years have been mislabeled. The tag on this one said Variegated Arborvitae. Duh.
I'm not especially fond of it due to the browning of the yellow. It's in full sun now and could probably use a little afternoon shade. That can easily be remedied in my garden full of trees. ;-)
Mike

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deltaohio

Maybe Chamaecyparis nootkatensis âÂÂAurea Variegataâ ?

Frank

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

When I crush the foliage it smells different than a 'Nootkatensis'.
The shape is that of an 'Emerald'.
Mike

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pineresin

Looks sickly, with lots of dead foliage. I'd just get rid of it and not worry about the name (other than to avoid buying the same again!), and plant something else nicer.

Resin

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 9:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
clement_2006

Thuja occidentalis "Smaragd Variegated"

Clement

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 11:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Resin, I have two of them. Both given to me as gifts. The other one looks so bad I didn't want to post it here. Still don't. I thought I could make them look better over time. That hasn't happened.
Hate to have a bad apple spoil the look of the garden just because of the collector in me.
I will take your advice Resin and get rid of it.
Clement, thank you for the identification. I will include it with the RIP.
Mike

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 12:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Like Clément said, it's a variegated mutation of the 'Smaragd'.
This kind of mutation is very common for this cultivar, I see it regulary here at my nursery but I don't propagate these anymore because the yellow parts will burn all the time or they will revert back to normal green...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 2:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Does anyone here have a Black Hills Spruce?
I've never heard of it. I mean I've heard of Spruces,...
ilovemytrees
Coastal Redwoods in cold climates
Hi everyone, I am in desperate need of advice as my...
yesseniatr
Best Conifers/Design Ideas for Full Sun, Wet Clay Soil in pH of 7.8
Hi Everyone, I'm working on redesigning a space for...
Select Landscapes of Iowa
Is this an Abies Disease?
I just noticed that my Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff'...
garcanad
Group of large conifers - Zone 4
Hi all. I want to plant a group of conifers in a field...
vtgrower
Sponsored Products
Blaze Faux Wood Blind 23 x 64
$56.95 | Bellacor
Stair Treads: Simply Seamless Flooring Posh Tunis 10 in. x 31 in. Modern
$26.97 | Home Depot
Vivid Thompson Dark Bronze with Antique Gold LED Table Lamp
$189.99 | Bellacor
Table Lamps: 2-Light Table Lamp Satin Steel Finish CLI-LS400424
Home Depot
Dutailier 2 Post Glider - Coffee and Beige Microfiber Fabric - 62A100-62-3093
$329.99 | Hayneedle
Justice Design Group POR-8923 - Modular 3 Light Bath Bar - Round Flared Shade -
$320.00 | Hayneedle
Amerelle Under Cabinet Lighting Line Voltage Halogen White Puck Light (5-Pack)
$23.16 | Home Depot
Loren Polished Nickel Finish Three Light Pendant with White Linen Shade
$229.99 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™