What Picea pungens cultivar is this?

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)August 17, 2011

Labeled as 'Montgomery' but perhaps its not?

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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Looks more like a Picea glauca 'Cecilia' to me...
Can you show us a pic which is taken in day light?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 2:05AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you all know i am not good at ID

but Picea sitchensis came to my mind ....

the one i have is Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'

no time for a pic

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 9:25AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

No, it's not a Picea sitchensis because they've prickly needles which this one have not.
Picea sitchensis does also have a 2 colour effect...

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 11:18AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Sorry, I should have posted better photos upfront.

Still thinking 'Cecilia'? Thats just dew on the needles.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 7:55PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I got it...this cultivar is 'Hillside'.

Edwin, as the resident id'er would you agree?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 2:52PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

I still think is a Picea glauca cultivar because of it's typical needles, needle colour and buds.

However, I found a pic on the internet of a Picea pungens 'Hillside' which is quite simular to your plant.
I put this pic at the link.
This pic doesn't show me that this is a Picea pungens...
It would be interested to read Stephen's and Clement's comment about my thoughts...

Btw Will, how did you come to your conclusion, did you found an old tag?

Here is a link that might be useful: Picea pungens 'Hillside'

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 5:29PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I looked at all the other Picea pungens and glauca cultivars that the vendor had and did googles searches to get a match. I then called them and they said it could possibly be 'Hillside' as that is another plant they grafted at the same time as 'Montgomery'. They ruled out 'Cecilia' since they haven't grafted it...but didn't rule out a glauca cultivar.

Thanks for your help to get a name on this little guy.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 6:14PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Furthur investigation revaeled that my friend Bob Fincham also have this plant under Picea glauca 'Hillside'.
He's a well known U.S. conifer specialist and he knows what he's talking about...

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 6:01AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Wait so we are thinking Picea glauca 'Hillside'?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 1:31PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Yep, it does have all the characteristics of a Picea glauca cultivar and not of a Picea pungens cultivar...

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 4:58PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I'm rolling with it then!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 5:20PM
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