Odd one

blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)October 17, 2011

Saw this Thujopsis at Westonbirt labled as

Thujopsis dolabrata var hondai with peculiar

foliage it could be a new form not var hondai.

Im very interested to see what you folks think.

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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 6:15AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 6:25AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Well anyone going to comment

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 5:52AM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

If it is labeled, Thujopsis dolabrata var hondai, what are the characteristics about it that makes you think it is something different?

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Thujopsis dolabrata var hondai

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 7:15AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Dave

I have T dolabrata var hondae here will post a photo.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 8:15AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Dave and Euan,
The var. hondai is the northern form of the species Thujopsis dolabrata and does have a darker green foliage and doesn't have such a gracefull habit as the one at the pics.

Euan, did you noticed that the upper part from your specimen is growing much stronger then the under part?
The under part grows pretty gracefull while the upper part is growing like the "normal" one...

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondai

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 8:53AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Yes it could be still in juvenile foliage.I had not thought
about that.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 10:10AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Euan, is the one at Westonbirt a seedling?
If so, then the underpart is still juvenile foliage indeed.
The interesting thing about that if you'll take cuttings from this underpart, the juvenile foliage will remain :0)
In other words, get it propagated and keep us informed!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 10:44AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Edwin

Ive contacted Westonbirt they say that a lot of there
trees are wild collected with restrictions however I
hope to get them to send me some material.Yes there
are two plants the other has adult foliage.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 11:56AM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Edwin,

What are your long term plans for that one before it gets to large to move it?

Dave

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 12:02PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Dave, my Pinetum is now under a big construction.
The pic I showed is from the old situation last year.
A lot of "normal" one's are removed and the more rare one's will fill up the empty spaces.
The Thujopsis dol. var. hondai went to another part of my Pinetum were it can grow free and happy :0)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 1:03PM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

My Thujopsis dolabrata var hondae

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 1:09PM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

another photo of T dolabrata var hondai

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 1:28PM
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