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Thuja occidentalis cultivars

Posted by dcsteg 5b (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 3, 09 at 21:26

Great trouble free cultivars for consideration if you want a splash of color in your garden.

Please feel free to add yours.

Dave

Thuja o. 'Linesville'

Interesting back ground taken from the ACS Database.

Description:
This plant grows naturally and uniformally in a compact globe or ball form with light green juvenile foliage. Grows to about 3' tall and 3' wide in 10 years. The common name of "Mr. Bowling Ball" became a registered trademark name on April 29, 2003 issued to James Zampini, dba as Lake County Nursery, Perry, OH. This cultivar is registered under the cultivar name of Thuja occidentalis 'Bobazam' with a trademarked common name of "Mr. Bowling Ball." It is listed in the Lake County Nursery catalog under this cultivar and common name and by other licensed growers.

Introduction:
Discovered by Joe Stupka, a nurseryman and propagator from Pulaski, PA in the Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, PA about 1985. When Joe found the original broom it was mostly dead with only a few twigs still alive. Because there was so little scion wood, Joe grafted it and mounded peat moss up to the graft union. He later found the scion rooted above the graft in the peat moss. From this rooted cutting future plants were then propagated, this plant roots readily from cuttings.
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Thuja o. 'Watnong Gold'
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Thuja o. 'Rheingold'
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Thuja o. 'Yellow Ribbon'
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Thuja o. 'Sherwood Frost'.
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Very nice Dave, is it familiar in which Thuja occ. cultivar Joe found the 'Linesville'?

Thuja occ. 'Amber Glow'
Thuja occidentalis 'Amber Glow'
Found in the U.K. as a yellow mutation from 'Danica'

Thuja occ. 'Barabits Gold'
Thuja occidentalis 'Barabits Gold'
Found as a yellow seedling by the Barabits Nursery in Sopron, Hungary.

Thuja occ. 'Brobeck's Tower'
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Found as a seedling from 'Spiralis' by Anders Brobeck from Sweden

Thuja occ. 'Eurostar'
Thuja occidentalis 'Eurostar'
Found as a seedling by Leen Konijn from Holland.

Thuja occ. 'Falke' (aka 'Columna Falke' and 'Karl Falke')
Thuja occidentalis 'Falke'
Found as a seedling from 'Columna' by Karl Falke from Germany.


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Some repeats:


'Columbia' Parson's Nurs. 1887
Columbia occ Thuja

'Emerald Variegated'
Emerald Variegated occ. Thuja

'Bodmeri' Frobel 1887 (two dots above the o)
Bodmeri occ. Thuja

'Degroot's' / 'Degroot's Emerald Spire' / Hort. USA 1985
Degroot's occ. Thuja

'Dorset Yellow' Hort USA 1985
Dorset Yellow occ. Thuja

'Elegantissima' Den Ouden/Boom 1949
Elegantissima occ. Thuja

'Europe Gold' Darthuizer 1977
Europe Gold occ. Thuja

'Filiformis' Beissn. 1901
Filiformis occ. Thuja

'Gold Drop'
Gold Drop occ. Thuja

'Gold Ribbon'??? Is there such a plant Edwin, etc- ?
Gold Ribbon occ. Thuja

'Lutea' Maxwell Nurs. 1881
Lutea occ. Thuja

'Lutea' another specimen appears to be in more sun:
Lutea occ. Thuja

'Pumilla' Otto 1867
Pumilla occ. Thuja

'Rheingold' Vollert 1904
Rheingold occ. Thuja

'Rosenthalii' Beissn. 1884
Rosenthalii occ. Thuja

'Sherwood Frost' (Actually does grow globular at times or upright. same plant as what Dave shows above)
Sherwood Nurs. 1972
Sherwood Frost occ. Thuja

'Sherwood Frost' detail
Sherwood Frost occ. Thuja

'Stolwijk' STolwijk Nurs. 1986
Stolwijk occ. Thuja

A well represented planting of 'Techny' Mission Gard. 1972
Techny occ. Thuja

'Wintergreen' or is it 'Hetz Wintergreen' ? Hort. USA 1950
Wintergreen occ. Thuja

'Watnong Gold' 13 years old D. Smith 1972
'Watnong Gold' occ. Thuja 13 years

'Yellow Ribbon' Ruizendal et Son 1983
Yellow Ribbon occ. Thuja

References:

Erhardt, Walter - 'List of Conifer Names' (2005); ISBN: 3800148813

Dax


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Great minds really do think alike. Here's a link to a conifer blog on the topic of Thuja cultivars posted last week. :^)

Here is a link that might be useful: The Amazing World of Conifers


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This 'Rheingold' branch mutation called 'Fire Chief' shows a lot more reddish color in spring, quite a contrast. An Oriental Arb 'Morgan' is in spring yellowish-lime color mode.


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You have a big assortment of photo's Dax, all taken by yourself or received from other people for the ACS database?

The correct name for the 'Degroot's Emerald Spire' is 'Degroot's Spire'.
The word emerald has nothing to do with this plant as it is another synonym for 'Smaragd'.

The 'Filiformis' you show us is not a Thuja occ. cultivar but a Platycladus orientalis cultivar, formerly Thuja orientalis.

'Gold Ribbon' does not excist, it must be 'Yellow Ribbon' and is a Dutch seedling selection.

'Hetz Wintergreen' is the correct name.
'Wintergreen' is a synonym for 'Lombarts Wintergreen'.

Noki, nice mutation of 'Rheingold', not availlable yet in Europe.

'Globosa Aurea' (not the same as 'Golden Globe')
Thuja occidentalis 'Globosa Aurea'
I received this one from Poland.

'Globosa Variegata'
Thuja occidentalis 'Globosa Variegata'
I received this one from the Bedgebury Pinetum, U.K.

'Golden Globe'
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Found as a yellow mutation on 'Woodwardii' in the U.S. and was in imported without a cultivar name by Grootendorst from Holland who give it this name.

'Konfetti'
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Variegated seedling found by Winfried Schirrmann from Germany.

'Little Champion' (aka McConnel's Globe')
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Found as a seedling by G. Blythe from Canada.


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Very nice selections Edwin.

Those photos all except one all came from the guy who called me regarding the Pinus strobus witches' broom, the same guy I told you "vanished from the earth." He once sent to me 2 CD's full of Conifer Photos he captured mostly at arboreta.
I only checked one of his discs for photos yesterday. I still have my own to contribute and there are probably more on his other CD.

As always, thanks...

Dax


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Noki-

Where on earth did you find that 'Fire Chief'??? It is awesome looking and a must have. Please share as I have never come across that one before. I have several of the 'Rheingold's' and they work well in so many places, especially as accents where you need a little color.

Eliot


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Amidheliot... I got the "Fire Chief" at Oakland Park Nursery in Central Ohio. It should become more common.

Actually I think the official cultivar name is T.o. 'Congabe', but the trademark name in the USA is "Fire Chief".


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My final one's...
'Malonyana Holub'
Thuja occidentalis 'Malonyana Holub'
Found as a seedling by Mr. Holub from Czech Republic'.

'Puli'
Thuja occidentalis 'Puli'
I think it's from Hungary.

'Sherwood Moss'
Thuja occidentalis 'Sherwood Moss'
Selected by the Sherwood Nursery from Portland, Oregon, U.S.

'Spotty Teddy'
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Brandnew variegated mutation of 'Teddy' found in Boskoop, Holland.

'Tiny Tim'
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Found by the Little Tree Farm from London, Ontario, Canada.

'Filips Magic Moment'
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Found by myself as a yellow mutation on a 'Smaragd'.


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I didn't think anything good would ever come out of 'Smaragd' but the yellow mutation is something to lust for.

Wonderful cultivars you have there coniferjoy.

Dave


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From the other Disc:

Thuja occidentalis on cliff
Thuja occidentalis

'Aureovariegata'
Aureovariegata occ. Thuja

'Analyn Broom'
Analyn Broom occ. Thuja

'Calvary No. 2'
Calvary No. 2  occ. Thuja

'Danica' Danslanex Nurs. 1973
Danica occ. Thuja

'Douglasii Pyramidalis' Spath 1891 (2 dots over the a in Spath)
Douglasii Pyramidalis occ. Thuja

A younger specimen of 'Elegantissima' than I show above.
Den Ouden/Boom 1949
Elegantissima occ. Thuja younger specimen

'Smaragd' Poulsen 1950
Smaragd occ. Thuja

'Hetz Midget' Fairview Nurs. 1942
Hetz Midget occ. Thuja

'Woodwardii' J. Manning 1874
Woodwardii occ. Thuja

'Hetz Midget' and 'Woodwardii'
Hetz Midget and Woodwardii occ. Thuja

'Holmstrup' A.M. Jensen 1951
Holmstrup occ. Thuja

'Hoseri' Browicz et Bugala 1958
Hoseri occ. Thuja

'Hoveyii' J. Hoopes 1868
Hoveyii occ. Thuja

'Lycopodiodes' Hort. CDN 1986
Lycopodiodes occ. Thuja

'Nigra' Bailey 1933
Nigra occ. Thuja

'Pumilla' Otto 1867
Pumilla occ. Thuja

'Rosenthalii' Beissn. 1884
Rosenthalii occ. Thuja

'Spiralis' Bobbink et Atkins 1923
Spiralis occ. Thuja

'St. John' Hort. CDN 1987
St. John occ. Thuja

'Sunkist' Boer Nurs. 1968
Sunkist occ. Thuja

'Tiny Tim' Little Tree Farm 1986
Tiny Tim Wansdyke Silver

'Wansdyke Silver' Welch, J.W. Archer 1965
Wansdyke Silver occ. Thuja

Erhardt, Walter - 'List of Conifer Names' (2005); ISBN: 3800148813

Dax


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Dax, very nice old speciments you show us.

The 'Lycopodioides' is the same as 'Spiralis'.


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Thanks Edwin. Have a great day man.

Dax


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---- Bickelhaupt Arboretum ----

'Lanark' (Probably a Chub Harper/Randy Dykstra intro. There's a Larix decidua 'Lanark' introduced by Randy)
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'Warena Lutescens' Hesse 1884
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'Rosencrans'
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'The Heartland Collection of Conifers' Bickelhaupt Arboretum; Clinton, IA:
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'Fairmont'
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(Davey WB) (probably named for "Davey Tree Service" a long time friends relationship Chub Harper had with these fine folks who at no charge dug and moved his collections to 'The Harper Collection' as well as Bickelhaupt Arboretum. Chub spoke of his "Davey" friends quite often).
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(Independence WB)
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'Tiny Tim' Little Tree Farms 1986
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'Minima' Hornibrook 1923
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'Little Elfie'
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'Holmstrup Yellow' (seedling of 'Holmstrup') A.M. Jensen 1951
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---- US National Arboretum ----

'Aureaspica' Beissn. 1896 tag labled 'Aureospicata'
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'Beaufort' Haalborn Nurs. 1963
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'Beaufort'
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'Endean' Endean Nurs. 1949
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'Froebelii' Beissn. 1891
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'Globosa Rheindiana' Bergman 1965
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'Milleri' Welch 1979
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'Pumila Sendwelli'
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'Pygmaea' Welch 1966
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'Recurva Nana' Carriere 1867 accent hyphen over the first e in Carriere.
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'Stricta' ??? Unusual shape for a Non-Strict plant!
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'Wagneri' K. Wagner 1865
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'Wagneri'
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Some Extra's from The US National Arboretum:

Heading into the Gotelli Conifer Collection:

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---- Harper Collection (Michigan State University) Michigan ----

'Umbraculifera' Neder 1892
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'Recurvata' not 'Recurva' says Erhardt, Walter. No more info.
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'Pendula' never seen a good one yet. Standish Nurs. 1857
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'Durant'
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Extra's:

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References:

Erhardt, Walter - 'List of Conifer Names' (2005); ISBN: 3800148813

and, and I'm out!!!

Dax


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Thuja occidentalis "Filiformis"


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I love conifers and am also an avid container gardener. I usually buy small and use them for decorations on the deck until they get large enough to be seen once in the ground! Thuja are great plants for containers - here are a couple of mine:

Mini Spiral (obtained last fall from Coenosium)
Thuja occidentalis Mini Spiral

Miky
Thuja occidentalis Miky

Europe Gold (which I have had for many years - slow growing and is very gold when the sun is shining on it - bought from Collector's Nursery and was actually labeled 'Europa Gold')
Thuja occidentalis Europa Gold


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Dave - thanks for starting this great thread! I hadn't realized how out of touch I had become with Thuga cultivars. This thread has been an eye-opener. I find 'Filips Magic Moment' particularly exciting.


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rc...enjoy posting photos.

'Filips Magic Moment' is one I would like to have. I have not seen it for sale state side.

Thank for your participation on the forum.

Show us some more of those great Iseli photos you have.

Dave


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I'll add a few of my Thuja collection
'Gold Cone'
Gold Cone

'Zmatlyc'
'Zmatlyc'

a small 'Yellow Holmstrup'
'Yellow Holmstrup'

'Malonyana Aurea' grown from a cutting
'Malonyana Aurea'

'Degroot'
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Marshall


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Nice Marshall. Some excellent landscaping. I'll still have to make it over to your crib.

All nice plants,

Dax


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C'mon - I already have an itinerary
Yew Dell
Spring Grove
Dawes
Frank's Nursery


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Dax,
Nice photo's again, I was not familiar with the witches'brooms you showed us.
I always thought that 'Mr. Bowlingball' was one of the few witches'brooms availlable of Thuja occidentalis.

The 'Holmstrup Yellow' is not a seedling from 'Holmstrup' but a yellow mutation of it.

The 'Stricta' you showed us is not the true one, it's not dense enough.
There's no 'Stricta' listed, I think it must be 'Erecta' which isn't also the plant at the photo.

'Recurvata' isn't the same as 'Recurva' which must be written as 'Recurva Nana'.

You mentioned that you never saw a good 'Pendula' yet.
It's a difficult one to create a good habbit because it has to be staked till about 2 metres and then you have to let it grow free.
'Pendula'
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Clment shows us the right 'Filiformis', as I mentioned before the one you showed us is the Platycladus orientalis 'Filiformis'.

Marshall,
Also you have a nice collection of Thuja occidentalis cultivars, I never heard about the 'Gold Cone', do you have some info about this one?
Some spellchecks:
'Yellow Holmstrup' must be written as 'Holmstrup Yellow'.
'Degroot' must be written as 'Degroot's Spire'.
'Zmatlyc' must be written as 'Zmatlik'.


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Corrections noted - Thank You

Gold Cone as far as I can tell might be a Chub Harper named plant - Dax may know something more. I saw Heartland Gardens as a source in the Dawes Arboretum Accession Records. My plant originated from a cutting given to me and I was not told of the source.

I like Thuja occidentalis as it grows well here being a regional native. Other than an occasional infestation of bagworms or deer browse if so exposed nothing seems to bother it - if sited and planted properly.

Marshall


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Marshall,

Gold Cone is a new one to me. It's been on my mind since I saw your photo. I have no idea about anything regarding that cultivar.

Road Trip- Hows about next month? I'll be there. Paid on the third. Wednesday I'm visiting Guy Sternberg at his Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, IL. Looking forward to talking with the Oak man.

Dax


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Great thread! I agree with RC, a definite eye opener.


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OK, what is the huge beautiful tree shown in the picture at the Gotelli Conifer Collection entrance above the red maple?

thx mark


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Hi Mark,

That's a Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'.


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It looks very prehistoric and peaceful at the same time. I love that tree.

thx Mark


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That must be a very mature deodara. The other varietal pictures I find on the web show a fuller more blended tree. This one has such separated and layered branching.

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'Trompenburg'
Thuja occidentalis Trompenburg

'Teddy'
Thuja occidentalis Teddy

'Krasnal'
Thuja occidentalis Krasnal

'Holmstrup'
Thuja occidentalis Holmstrup

'Caespitosa'
Thuja occidentalis Caespitosa


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I never realised there are so many of them. Why do I see so few of them in the general nursery trade? Many of those shown make excellent accent plants. Are they difficult to propagate? Or are they a bit fussy with regard to drought resistance?
I only have four :'Smaragd', 'Danica','Golden Ball' and 'Rheingold'. Only the last one was a bit iffy to get going :juvenile foliage is easily scorched;seems to be doing better this year. T.


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Hi Tunilla,

There are much more cultivars of Thuja occidentalis.
You mentioned 'Golden Ball', but this is a Platycladus orientalis cultivar, formerly Thuja orientalis.

'Little Giant'
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From the McConnels Nursery, Canada.

'Danica Gold' (not the same as 'Amber Glow')
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Dutch mutation found on a 'Danica'

'Froebelii'
Thuja occidentalis 'Froebelii'
A very old cultivar from Germany.

'Picadilly'
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From Czech Republic or Poland.

'Little Gem'
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Selected by the 'Spt Nursery from Berlin, Germany.

'Waterfield'
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I don't know the origin of this cultivar.


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Wow, I'm also shocked at the sheer mass of cultivars here as well. I think I have a couple Thuja Occ's. Maybe 3. Haha, looks like I'm a weekend gardener when it comes to Thujas.


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Edwin - where does the 'Danica Gold' come from :
looks very much the same as 'Amber Glow' from your photo.


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CJ, I checked the label and it reads 'Golden Globe',not 'Ball' ... sorry about that.
Blue, we've seen that wonderful 'Teddy' here before. I don't remember if I asked about it's age...any idea? T.


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tunilla
Can't remember when I purchased the 'Teddy', but here's a picture of it in spring 2005, so my best guess would be around ten years old.
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Stephen,

There are 3 golden mutations from 'Danica' availlable in here in Holland:
'Amber Glow'
'Danica Gold'
'Miriam'

'Danica Gold' I bought it at a gardencentre in Boskoop without any furthur information.

'Miriam' is from the Visser Brothers from the North of Holland.
There's a patent on this plant.

I only have the 'Amber Glow' and the 'Danica Gold'.
The 'Amber Glow' is a much more golden yellow then the 'Danica Gold' and will burn in the full afternoon sun.
The 'Danica Aurea' is a greenish-yellow and doesn't burn in the sun, it also do have a more rounded shape.


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