morton arboretum 'tour 3'

sluiceApril 6, 2012

Enjoy !

Picea glauca 'Boring'

Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'

Pinus peuce 'Arnold Dwarf', Balkan Pine

Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo', Japanese Yew - Emerald Spreader

Picea pungens 'Mrs. Cessarini' (Cesarini?)

Picea orientalis 'Connecticut Turnpike'

Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville'

Picea orientalis 'Bergman's Gem'

Picea pungens 'Procumbens'

Pinus parviflora 'Blue Wave'

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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Nate, thanks for these wonderful pics.
You're right, it's Picea pungens 'Mrs. Cesarini' instead of 'Mrs. Cessarini'.

The Pinus parviflora 'Blue Wave' isn't that blue.
I guess it is feeling blue...

I never came across Picea glauca 'Boring'.
It looks like one of those Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' witches' brooms.
Then for this one the true name is Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Boring'.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 2:05AM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Interesting link on Mrs. 'Cesarini'.

Thanks for the tour.


Here is a link that might be useful: Mrs. 'Cesarini'

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 5:57AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Great photos. Thanks for the tour.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 6:07AM
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You get a chance to check out the baker cypress when you were there? It doesn't look good because it's in a shady, swampy area, growing about 200 yds away from a Taxodium which is thriving. Bad choice for it's placement but they've got about 6 new young ones that they should be planting out soon...

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 6:48AM
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I've enjoyed all three of your Morton Arboretum tours, Nate. Thank you for taking the time to share all of these great photos with us!

I see that coniferjoy already mentioned something about the colour, but is that specimen of Pinus parviflora 'Blue Wave' atypical of the cultivar? It certainly looks rather pale green/yellow to me.


    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 8:02AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

my blue wave.. is definitely blue ...

pungens procumbens.. besides the fact that it rhymes .... is there any significant difference between it and p. gluaca pendula ... both seem to grow on the ground ...

thx for the pix

the boring.. reminds me of conica 'baby' ... and two other unnamed seedlings..


    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 8:06AM
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ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)

Great photos Nate, I am really enjoying your tours.

It is nice to see a mature plant of Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville' as I have some cuttings rooting and do not remember seeing a large plant.

Thanks for taking the time to post all these wonderful photos.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 8:50AM
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Thanks Edwin, Dave, Cher, Holly, and Ladylotus!

Ken, I have a procumbens and a glauca pendula. My casual observation is that pendula shoots are longer.

Shastensis, I did not see the Baker cypress there, maybe next time. The Baker I have are still doing well.

Some more from the arb.

Larix laricina

Larix laricina cones

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

Interpretive sign

Picea abies 'Cobra'

conifer landscape

Pinus sylvestris 'Albyns'

Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen'

Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen' foliage

Picea abies - a broom (wonder if anyone grafted it?)

conifer landscape

playhouse in children's garden

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 4:59PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

That playhouse scene is too cool.

Great photos Nate, many really good ones.


    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 6:20AM
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