identify conifer

qwadeJuly 17, 2014

Can someone please identify this conifer. Bought it tagless at a flea market. No cones to help.

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qwade

And another view

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 12:54PM
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maple_grove_gw

It's a blue atlas cedar - Cedrus libani ssp. atlantica, var. glauca, and it's planted way too close to the house. In time, this will be an enormous tree.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 12:57PM
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qwade

MG
Thanks for the fast reply. The new growth looked like it only pushed 4-6 inches. I was thinking it was a dwarf variety and a slow grower. The proximity to the house was a concern and is why I posted.Should have checked before I planted.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 1:18PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

If it is 'Horstmann' it will not become enormous but will still produce a tree.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 2:00PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

man i wish i have conifer flea markets ..

see link as to potential .. as to maples suggestion..

copy/paste this link as to bboys suggestion:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Cedrus+atlantica+%27Horstmann%27&client=firefox-a&hs=qIu&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=jzXIU-OqE4yKyATA4IJw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=918&bih=745&dpr=0.9

your shorter annual growth MIGHT indicate bboys suggestion .. but i would give it three years to get settled in.. before you will know its true annual growth rate.. to understand if its the monster.. or the dwarf ... wait.. you didnt tell us how long its been in situ ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: yikes ... lol

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 4:46PM
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qwade

Ken
I just picked this up 2 weeks ago. Yes I have seen the monster it could be. Yes this lady sells trees at the same spot every Sunday. I have bought maples Acer Palmatums from her. she also has conifers. Nothing is taged and most are severely root bound.but the price is right. Everything starts at $50 and i usually get it for 30 or 35. This past sunday i got a mugo '?' for 20. I will leave the cedar where it is and prune. I also do bonsai, so I know a little about keeping it small.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 7:31PM
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qwade

A little wire and some shears and with some patience I will try to shootvfor something like this.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 7:39PM
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qwade

or maybe I'll go espalier!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 7:05PM
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