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Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Posted by conifers Z5b/a IL Soil ! (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 11, 06 at 21:56

I went back (it's been a couple years) to check out the conifers donated by Chub Harper to our local Botanical Center this afternoon. The labels were all being re-worked, and I found several mistakes, or at least I think I did. A master typed list referring to the numbered markers was all I had to go on, and several I wondered about. Anyway, something for you guys to browse through.

Regards,

Dax

Tsuga canadensis 'Dwarf Upright'
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Pinus leucodermis - got some cones too!
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Pinus nigra 'Arnold Sentinel' (Arnold's)???
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Pinus koraiensis
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Pinus cembra 'Glauca'
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Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' (These must vary as this one is narrow? - I've seen some real wide and short stout ones)
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Picea pungens 'Delp's Dwarf Blue'
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Picea omorika (f. 'Pendula')
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Picea glauca 'Pendula'
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Labled: Picea abies 'Thomson WB' - maybe a spelling mistake and species mistake - (Picea p. 'Thomsen') - I have no idea on this one - completely confused! Looks like a pungens to me, but then again they spelled Thomson differently from the upright pungens cultivar.
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Thuja occidentalis 'Warena Lutescens'
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Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'
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???Taxus cuspidata 'Fastigiate Aurea'??? So as read -
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Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace'
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Pinus strobus 'Horsford'
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Picea abies 'Remontii'
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Picea abies 'Sherwood Spreader'
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Picea abies 'Mucronata'
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Juniperus rigida 'Pendula'
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No label - but I assume it's a: Hepacoides m... (Seven Sons Flower - I forget the botanical name - fragrance unbelievable and of course the bark does give the plant a name, plus the bloom date)
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Last photo - (camera battery problems again - darnit!)
Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' being vamped by lilac's. Got some cones from this one as well! So overall a fun time there.

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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Nice pics, Dax! Where in the Quad Cities is this botanical center? Didn't know they had one and might make a nice day trip.


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 12, 06 at 10:56

Yes, some of the conifer names are wrong. If you have access to a library with manuals, such as at a university with a hort. department you can check them out. You can also do web searches using parts of suspect names to get more information. The flowering shrub is a seven son flower (Heptacodium).


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Rock Island - allium. Right at the foot of the Arsenal bridge (5th avenue and approximately 24 street).

bboy - I contacted Chub Harper this morning. He knows what was donated. Thanks though. Now I remember about the Heptacodium, species miconoides or something like that - obviously I combined the two. And then, the email request topic I started, well, I figured out the answer to my own question. But thanks.

Take care all.


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

"Pinus leucodermis" = Pinus heldreichii

Resin


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Oh yah. I knew that.

Thanks Resin,

Dax


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Dax, If I remember correctly - I think we drove right by the Center when we left your place and went over to Lock & Dam 15 - And I think I remember where it might be - we thought it was a park - which it really is I guess.


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RE: Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

Yes, mrgpag, There's not many conifers really, but the whole experience for less than four dollars is well worth the visit. I should have recommended that you visited.

There's always a next time.

Dax


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