morton arboretum (tour 4)

sluiceApril 15, 2012

just in time for Taxus (sorry...)

upright forms

upright form, foliage detail

weeping form, taxus

weeping form taxus, foliage

yew like, yes? (sorry, again...)

weeping form taxus, trunk bark detail

taxus, globe forms

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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Interesting Taxus sure you will find more specimens.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 4:03AM
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jinxz5(Z 5a)

Sluce, I was waiting for the third pun! Anyway thank you for the pictures. I am suprised we do not see the weeping form more often in gardens. I bought the only one I have ever seen in a nursery. I always enjoy the pictures of your Globe trotting adventures. Jay

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 12:29PM
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severnside

Is the weeping one Taxus baccata 'Dovastoniana'?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 6:39PM
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ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)

I weep also when working with my taxus. LOL. Nate, you are a hoot.

Love the photos. The trunk and that taxus is gorgeous.

I have one taxus and after looking at your photos, it eventually need to be cut down as I have it in a spot along the corner of my house and will soon hit the outcrop of siding. UGH. I need to do a bit more research before planting out any of my other conifers.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 10:55PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

They actually look great considering their size and that bark is way cool.
Cher

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 5:39AM
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sluice

Thanks Blue Yew, Jay, Ladylotus, and Cher!

Severnside, I did not find a tag on the weeping one, but ran a search on their nice database, which includes google map locations for each plant.
Voila, this plant is Taxus cuspidata 'Pendula'. Cutting from Holden Arboretum, Mentor, Ohio.

Here is their Taxus list.

Cephalotaxus fortunei Hook.
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. koreana (Nakai) Rehder
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. sinensis (Rehder & E.H.Wilson) Rehder
Cephalotaxus sinensis (Rehder & E.H.Wilson) H.L.Li
Taxus L.
Taxus baccata L.
Taxus baccata 'Adpressa'
Taxus baccata 'Amersfoort'
Taxus baccata 'Melfard'
Taxus baccata 'Repandens'
Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire'
Taxus canadensis Marshall
Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.
Taxus cuspidata 'Aurescens'
Taxus cuspidata 'Bright Gold'
Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'
Taxus cuspidata 'Columnaris'
Taxus cuspidata 'Densa'
Taxus cuspidata 'Expansa'
Taxus cuspidata 'Intermedia'
Taxus cuspidata 'Klehm's Spreader'
Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'
Taxus cuspidata 'Pendula'
Taxus cuspidata 'Prostrata'
Taxus cuspidata 'Wilsonii'
Taxus x hunnewelliana Rehder
Taxus x hunnewelliana 'Richard Horsey'
Taxus x media Rehder
Taxus x media 'Anthony Wayne'
Taxus x media 'Berg'
Taxus x media 'Berryhill'
Taxus x media 'Brevicata'
Taxus x media 'Brownii'
Taxus x media 'Brownii Globe'
Taxus x media 'Dark Green Spreader'
Taxus x media 'Densiformis'
Taxus x media 'Erecta'
Taxus x media 'Ershzam'
Taxus x media 'Everlow'
Taxus x media 'Farmen'
Taxus x media 'Flemer'
Taxus x media 'Green Wave'
Taxus x media 'Halloriana'
Taxus x media 'Hatfieldii'
Taxus x media 'Henryi'
Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Taxus x media 'Hinsdale Upright'
Taxus x media 'Kelseyi'
Taxus x media 'Maureen'
Taxus x media 'Meyeri'
Taxus x media 'Moon'
Taxus x media 'Nigra'
Taxus x media 'Pilaris'
Taxus x media 'Pilaris Grandiflora'
Taxus x media 'Robusta'
Taxus x media 'Runyan'
Taxus x media 'Sentinalis'
Taxus x media 'Skalborg'
Taxus x media 'Stovekenii'
Taxus x media 'Stricta'
Taxus x media 'Tauntonii'
Taxus x media 'Thayerae'
Taxus x media 'Timber Creek'
Taxus x media 'Vermeulen'
Taxus x media 'Viridis'
Taxus x media 'Wardii'
Taxus x media 'Wellesleyana'
Taxus wallichiana Zucc.
Taxus wallichiana var. chinensis (Pilg.) Florin

A few more.

Conifer landscape

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'
Cutting from Wm. T. Gotelli (received as Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Pendula')

Pinus sylvestris 'Globosa Viridis'

Pinus sylvestris 'Globosa Viridis' foliage

Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

Abies concolor 'Compacta'

Picea jezoensis 'Landis'

Picea abies 'Gregoryana Parsonii'

Picea abies 'Gregoryana Parsonii' foliage

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 9:02AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Thanks again for the pix, Nate.

tj

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 3:49PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

I love that Filifera, only who knows what all could be hiding in there. :) And I love Landis, that is a great conifer. Thanks for the great pictures.
Cher

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 4:46PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Sluice...beautiful cultivars.

Thanks for spending the gas and then sharing your experience with me.

I have a cultivar called Picea glauca 'Morton Arboretum Weeping'.

Suppose it's related with this arboretum in some way?

Dave

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 5:12PM
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mesterhazypinetum(6)

Nate,

These are genuine finds.
If you want to see the first conifer cultivars since 1850-1940 of Europe, must visit the great american arboretums. The US Nat Arb and Bickelhaupt was earlier reported by Dax, now the Morton by you shows clearly, that these collections became living museums of the dawn of conifering.

Manymany thanks for your documentations.

If we are in need, must go to the States for cuttings... (:

Zsolt

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 6:01PM
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sluice

tj, Cher, Dave, and Zsolt, you're comments are appreciated!

Dave, that sounds interesting. Might be a tie in there somewhere. ;)

Well, you're all so kind. Thank you very mulch.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 12:06AM
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oakiris

Too cool, Nate - and thank you for the puns! Luckily taxus season is over with so we can laugh in peace.

Great pictures; I too really like the photo of the bark on the Taxus cuspidata 'Pendula' and the Pinus sylvestris 'Globosa Viridis' looks almost huggable.

Tour 4 was as much fun as tours 1-3; hope there are more to come.

Holly

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 9:15AM
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clement_2006

Like many plants labelled Picea jezoensis,"Landis" are a cv of Picea glehnii.

Clement

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 11:49AM
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