Best juglone tolerant "cousin it" look alike conifer

cadillactasteAugust 16, 2013

We are away on a mini trip...and traveling seen a conifer that resembled Cousin It from The Adams Family.

Would love to have one in our yard to put large sunglasses on it. Or...have our friend the scrap junk artist make a long handled looking glasses for it. Where the handle would be the post supporting it into the air.

Would the Tsuga canadensis �Pendula' be the best suited for this?

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cadillactaste

The whipcord I see mention of Cousin It...juglone tolerant...

Downfall....slow grower:

A very interesting and unique shrub, âÂÂWhipcordâ has glossy green foliage in summer with a bronzy look in winter. A full lush form will develop in full sun, in part shade it is more open and stringy looking with a fountain like form. Adds instant texture unlike any other to the gardens, and moves in the breeze like ornamental grasses. Great for accent or specimen plant, in a shrub or perennial border, on a slope or as a foundation plant. In ten years it will grow to about 2-3 feet tall and wide and may take as much as 30 years to reach full size. Although this is considered a dwarf, it is only because it is a sport of the giant Western Red Cedar.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.orientalgardensupply.com/index.php/thuja-plicata-whipcord-42239.html

This post was edited by cadillactaste on Fri, Aug 16, 13 at 22:42

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 10:08PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

the one in your pic... looks like a deciduous larch ...

Larix decidua pendula... or

Lkampheri pendula ...

they are confused in the trade.. i cant recall which is proper.. joy will tell us ...

mine is the first at the link ...

whipcord will not do it for you.. in your time ...

this larix.. has no inclination to grow up.. you train it as high as you want... or buy it that way ... and then it grows to the ground. ...

Pinus strubus pendula... is the same effect ....

no clue on the jugulone issue ... how close is this tree you are worrying about???

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:45AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Tsuga heterophylla 'Thorsen's Weeping' (zone 6) is the best Cousin Itt plant. Marginal in zone 5, but depending where in Ohio you are, you may be able to grow Itt. I can't attest to heterophylla, but other tsugas I grow (canadensis, mertensiana and diversifolia) are juglone tolerant.

tj

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 9:52AM
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cadillactaste

I'm not home Ken...my husband thinks around 25 feet. But unsure about the trees in the Ravine. If any are walnut. We're away for the weekend...

Tsugajunkie we are a 5b in NE Ohio...but in a microclimate. So not sure what that means...other than things bloom later on the yard than others near us down the road.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 3:16PM
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