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Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Posted by toronado3800 Z6 St. Louis (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 5, 11 at 0:32

Just want to see if I understand what I am seeing.

These photos are from 11/14 so understand I am in no sense of panic. Could this four foot tall Thuja be producing cones already?

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Thanks guys.


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

All looks normal. Being grafted they can cone much earlier than a seedling would.

tj


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Thanks tsuga.

The little fella is impressing me greatly. Was attacked by a deer who gave it a poodle like pruning job a few years ago, is growing nicely in a damp enough spot to kill other evergreens, AND it still looks very healthy.


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Tommy, Thuja occ. 'Sunkist' will always be propagated by cuttings...


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Yep, cones after maturity. Thuja occidentalis produces cones young anyway, regardless of whether seed or cutting grown.

Resin


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Pick some anyway and put in a bag and shake them. I'll bet there are seeds still to be had.

Dax


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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

Here is a picture of a Sunkist that I found growing at Hidden Lake,MI. Most of the catalogs that I read said that it only grows between six and nine feet high. I guess this one can't read.

Frank

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RE: Are these spent cones on my Thuja occidentalis Sunkist

That is a beautiful looking tree. I love the bright gold. Makes it so striking.


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