Spring Awakening: Picea-Tsuga

dietzjmMay 15, 2012

Wrapping up for now, realized I have a bunch more pictures. I apologize to those still using dial-up!

Picea abies 'Summer Daze'

Picea abies 'Gold Strike'

Picea glauca 'Scenic Shore'

Picea glauca var. densata 'Whiskey Blue Hills'

Picea mariana 'Aureovariegata': a small plant but I like the contrast with the new growth

Picea mariana 'Hwy 4'

Picea orientalis x 'Sherwoodii': Any info on this one?

Picea orientalis 'Silver Seedling': One of my favorites, pure white new growth

Picea pungens 'Donna's Rainbow'

Picea pungens 'Montana Ave' ('Skylands' and P. omorika 'Aurea' in the background)

Picea pungens 'Stanley's Gold': Interest contrast with the new growth

Picea pungens 'Wisconsin Cream'

Pinus X hakkodensis 'Gothenburg'

Pinus strobus 'Forrest Flame'

Pinus strobus 'Minto'

Pinus strobus 'North Star'

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Whiskey Hill'

Tsuga canadensis 'Moonfrost'

And to round it out, a wider view:

Matt

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Cher(6 SW OH)

That last photo is lovely. What a wonderful setting with that backdrop. Love Scenic Shore, and Donna's Rainbow is one of my very favorites. You really have some great conifers.
Cher

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 1:57PM
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dietzjm

Thank you for your kind words, Cher.

I forgot two pics:

Picea pungens 'Straw'

Picea pungens 'Weirdo' aka 'Teton Weirdo': the apical buds are starting to point upwards...I'll have to get rid of one eventually.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 3:06PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Very nice, Matt. Thanks for taking the time. And your wider view is a nice setting. What's the bigger Picea in the background?

tj

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 3:53PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Again, awesome pics of rare conifers!

Unfortunately I don't have any valuable info about the Picea orientalis x 'Sherwoodii'
The only thing I can think of is that it is a cross between Picea orientalis and Picea abies 'Sherwood's Gem'...

Your Picea pungens 'Weirdo' aka 'Teton Weirdo' doesn't seem like the right one.
It looks like a weeping Picea engelmannii to me...

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:15PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Amazing how much nicer the color can be on same cultivars in the same growing conditions.

My Silver Seedling and Straw don't look nearly as nice!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:18PM
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severnside

Picea glauca 'Scenic Shore' & Picea glauca var. densata 'Whiskey Blue Hills' - great names. Superb collection of rarities.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:49PM
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dietzjm

Thanks guys.

Tom, the larger tree is P. omorika 'Pendula'.

Edwin, you're right. I whipped out my magnified glass and found that the 'Weirdo' has tiny hairs on it's shoots, making it an engelmannii. Are there other known cultivars besides 'Bush's Lace' that are pendulous? (I really hope it isn't 'Bush's Lace'--I already have one.)

Will, I think the difference is in the sources. If I recall you got your 'Straw' from Girard's? I got mine from Rich's Fox Willow Pines and paid a pretty penny for it. I got my 'Silver Seedling' from Don Howse who always has nice plants.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 11:10PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Matt, a Picea engelmannii flushes out in a differend way then a Picea pungens.
Your's isn't an 'Bush's Lace' for sure, it's a Picea engelmannii 'Pendula'.

The 'Bush's Lace' isn't as blue and does have an upright leader.

Thanks for your pics, I hope we will see some more :0)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 1:57AM
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sprucebud

I like your Picea pungens 'Straw'. Very attractive.
Richard

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 3:04AM
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clement_2006

Many nice plants ! however, are you sure of the name of Pinus x hakkodensis "Gothenburg " ??
It's a natural hybrid between Pinus parviflora and Pinus pumila.
From Arboretum Goteborg. Goteborg/Gothenburg ???

Clement

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 6:19AM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Matt,

A very nice presentation of rare and choice cultivars.

You have done your home work.

Thanks for sharing.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 7:55AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Great!

Dax

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 8:36AM
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