Thujopsis dolabrata 'Elegans'

blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)August 26, 2012

Hi All

Anyone have a photo of a specimen of this very

rare form (very little information to be found).

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davidrt28 (zone 7)

Haven't heard of it.
When the RBGE multisite search doesn't find much, it must be really rare. Apparently there's one in a garden in Hungary.

I planted a small one of the nominal species back in spring, before this hot dry summer. I was surprised it pulled through w/o supplemental watering. It was in almost 100% shade, but about 15' from a gigantic, thirsty maple. (whose shade/screening it is one day intended to help replace, as the maple is long-term doomed by a poor trunk angles) Young conifers are, in general, tough compared to other plants. Even one from very wet forests in Japan that is thought to be especially drought sensitive.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:32PM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Yes Thujopsis likes a moist climate. I received some
cuttings of T dolabrata 'Elegans' from a guy in Hungary
they rooted.I wonder if Zsolt knows about this cultivar?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 5:43AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Zsolt does not list 'Elegans' in his Conifer Treasury. It would appear he doesn't know about it.


Here is a link that might be useful: Conifer Treasury Platycladus - Xanthocyparis

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 8:46AM
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