Return to the Conifers Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Posted by goodstav (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 22, 11 at 3:47

Hi,
I've been taking some pictures when I spot an interesting conifer lately (well, at least interesting for me as coming from the southern subtropics). I'd like to share them and ask for ID if someone's up for it.

Conifer 1, in Barcelona, Montjuic:

From garden

From garden

Conifer 2: Wollemia nobilis, Jardin de Plantes, Paris:

From garden

From garden

Conifer 3: in Toulouse (sorry for the light)

From garden

From garden

Conifer 4: in Toulouse, France

From garden

From garden

Conifer 5: Araucaria araucana, in Toulouse

From garden

From garden

Conifer 6: in Toulouse

From garden

From garden

Conifer 7, in Toulouse

From garden

From garden

Conifer 8: Cedrus deodara, in Toulouse

From garden

Conifer 9: in Chateauroux, France:

From garden

From garden

Conifer 10: around Paris

From garden

From garden

Conifers 11/12: Araucaria araucana and Cedrus deodara growing together in the city of Paris

From garden

Conifer 13: xmas trees in Paris

From garden

Conifer 14: Parc de Sceaux, around Paris.. very well pruned cones. Taxus baccata?

From garden


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

1. Picea glauca 'Conica'
2. as stated
3. Picea pungens
4. Cupressus nootkatensis
5. as stated
6. Pseudotsuga menziesii subsp. glauca
7. Abies concolor
8. as stated
9. Picea pungens
10. Picea abies
11. as stated
12. as stated
13. Abies nordmanniana
14. as stated

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

I agree with Resin,

but Nr.6 I would say Picea breweriana.

Wolfgang


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

"but Nr.6 I would say Picea breweriana"

Sorry, nope! - look at the buds and glaucous leaves in the foliage pic ;-)

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

O.K.

the habitus is different,too!

Wolfgang


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

That Araucaria Araucana looks impressive!

*notes down*


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Hi Richardus, your member page don't show us from which country you're, why didn't you fill out that part?


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Question:

Last photo, on the right, what's going on with those deciduous trees that look like rectangles? What are those?

Dax


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

"Last photo, on the right, what's going on with those deciduous trees that look like rectangles? What are those?"

More topiary. Most likely Hornbeam Carpinus betulus, that's the traditional species for this use.

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Nice plants, and scenery!

Merci!


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

I love the Wollemia nobilis. Does it always stay that columner and narrow?

mark


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Re: Coniferjoy

I'm from Skopje, Macedonia. Trees and conifers are my relatively new obsession so I check the forum daily. I'm trying to figure out why we don't have a variety of trees and conifers over here...

I tried updating my member page but on few ocassions I got error messages, I don't know why. Some of the info got saved, some didn't.


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Thanks, Resin.

That would be the largest topiary in my experience on this planet! It brings a certain visual element, that's rather - dynamic.

Dax


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

"I'm from Skopje, Macedonia. .... I'm trying to figure out why we don't have a variety of trees and conifers over here... "

You've got Macedonian Pine (Молика), what more could you ask for!

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

the French love topiary. it's chestnut tree on that place, and london plane tree on some other rows in the same park.
some extra pictures below:

From garden

From garden

From garden

From garden


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Thanks for the pictures. I bet they don't let any old Tom, Dick or Harry equipped with garden shears near those cones! Wouldn't be surprised if they have a purpose-built machine to do the job. Then again, topiary masters do exist -spare no expense,please! T.


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Re: Pineresin

Yeah, the Macedonian Pine, popular as Molika here. Typical for national park Pelister, beautiful place with a beautiful forest. Someone told me it only grows there, 1.400 meter and higher and wouldn't thrive in the lower places and cities? Is that true?

I was thinking more of why we didn't have a selection of urban trees. I can only see linden, maple, oriental plane, populus, cypress arizonica, add two or three more and that's it. I stuggled to find an oak in the city and I finally found... two!


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

"Someone told me it only grows there, 1.400 meter and higher and wouldn't thrive in the lower places and cities? Is that true? "

Not all true, no; it is native more widely in the Balkans, e.g. the Pirin and Rila mountains in Bulgaria, and north to the Mokra Gora mountains on the Montenegro / Kosovo / Serbia border. Also it occurs naturally as low as 600m in some places. But whether it could be grown as low as 250m in Skopje, not sure. Try it and see! It might be successful if given a site with moist soil.

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

well I come back to share one more picture and a thought... about how amazing the mediterranean climate is, allowing plants like Picea glauca 'Conica' to grow in the same city as banana trees (Barcelona).
The picture shows banana trees (producing bananas!) growing next to Cedrus libani 'Atlantica Glauca'. It looks like it's a little protected by the building, but still...

From garden

and also spotted a Syagrus romanzoffiana in Barcelona, a palm tree native to where I live in subtropical South America. Not a conifer but it amazes me concerning climate zones...

From garden


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Hi Goodstav. I think it has a lot to do with atmospheric humidity. The Picea glauca conicas also appear to be growing in semi-shade and are a bit sparse on needles in my opinion.
There is a lot of experimenting to be done with ornamentals in Mediterranean and Sub-Mediterranean climates.Then again,part of the public opinion is frankly against planting non-endemic species, thinking of this as being un-natural. They seem to forget that the stone Pine (Pinus pinea),the Cedars (C.libani ssp.,deodara),the vines,the Cypresses(C.sempervirens,arizonica,glabra,dupreziana),the fig-trees and many-if not most- of the fruit trees grown here have also been introduced by man. T.


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Hi Tunilla,
yes, I agree that it has to do with atmospheric humidity.
I thought the stone pine, the cedars, Vitis vinifera, the fig-trees and some of the cypresses you mentioned were native to this Mediterranean area and not introduced by men here.


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

"I thought the stone pine, the cedars, Vitis vinifera, the fig-trees and some of the cypresses you mentioned were native to this Mediterranean area and not introduced by men here"

The Mediterranean is a large area; most of the species Tunilla names are only native to small parts of it, not the whole area.

Stone Pine Pinus pinea: definitely native in Portugal, and southern & central Spain only. Other populations likely naturalised from ancient human cultivation.

Lebanon Cedar Cedrus libani: naitve in the Atlas Mountains (subsp. atlantica) and Turkey to Lebanon (subsp. libani).

Mediterranean Cypress Cupressus sempervirens: native to Crete, southern Turkey, and Cyrenaica (Libya) only. All populations north of the Med and west of Crete are cultivated origin.

Vitis vinifera is the exception in being native across almost the entire Med.

Resin


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Bumping!


 o
RE: random pictures in Europe, IDs accepted

Good call!

It was nice touring the Parc de Sceaux again.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Conifers Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here