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the difference a few years makes

Posted by davidrt28 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 19:03

Just wanted to point out this incredible picture of a Taiwania, I'm pretty sure it's the one at Villa Taranto and hopefully it wasn't damaged in the freak tornado they had a couple years ago. That was the most beautiful garden I'd ever visited when I went there in 2010. (with Isola di Brissago a close second)

Link to RPS

You can click for a big version but I'm not going to deep link because it's not considered kosher.

Anyhow, wanted to point out the first time I saw a Taiwania at the NCSU arboretum in the mid 1990s, which was only about 5' tall at the time. I thought, why would anyone plant this hideous, prickly little thing. It was like an extra spiny, misshapen Cryptomeria.

Anyone else have ugly duckling to beautiful swan conifer examples?

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RE: the difference a few years makes

Very nice, mine is from CF and it still is growing as a branch. Maybe someday it will take off but for now it is still very floppy. It may be a while as it looks.

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