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Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

Posted by davidrt28 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 4, 12 at 20:40

http://www.cfgphoto.com/img1998.htm
Anybody seen one in person? Seen one for sale?


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RE: Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

  • Posted by dcsteg 5b Shawnee, KS. (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 4:53

Here's the link.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Link


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RE: Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

Looks like a fairly good visual alternative to Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) - It has that same sweeping, informal character. How hardy is it?


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RE: Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

Very nice tree; perhaps most like a broad-crowned Picea omorika, with similar green / white contrast in the needles. Nice purple cones, though not very prolific coning.

Mostly zone 7-9. The northernmost origins might be a bit hardier. Needs high humidity / rainfall; very sensitive to drought.

Pic: a tree at RBG Edinburgh.

Resin


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RE: Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

Thanks for the picture, Resin. As usual, you rock! (Or perhaps "you ooze" is more appropriate given your user name.)


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RE: Another plant which hasn't been discussed: Picea brachytyla

Hmmm, I don't think I could get away with growing that. We are subject to the occasional drought (we've had dry summers the past 3 years), and we USUALLY hit -17 F at least once in the winter. We are solidly zone 5; the problem around here is that those cold snaps often come when there's no snow cover - Much more devastating than -30 with 2 feet of snow on the ground.


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