Plant ID forum: Cedar or Juniper?

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Owen1988
Jun 12, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Hello. I just got a flower pot with a nice evergreen in the middle. Im hoping to plant it into the ground so it isnt so crowded. But I would like to know what it is so I can put it in a spot it will like. Its foliage is similar to a juniper but Ive never seen one this bright green before.

Thanks

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 13, 2016 12:17 AM CST

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Looks like it possibly can be Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest')

It can be planted outside in a pot or in the ground if you are in zone 7 and warmer. The foliage should smell like lemon.
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Owen1988
Jun 13, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Wohoo! Thats it for sure. It totally smells like lemon. I can never remember how the zone map works but according to the map I found Im right inbetween Zone 5 and 6. Do you think the tree would survive the winter in a pot or would it survive in the ground. If left in a pot should it be brought indoors over the winter?
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Hi Owen, you can type your zip code in the space on this page and it will tell you what zone you are: http://garden.org/nga/zipzone/
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Owen1988
Jun 13, 2016 7:07 PM CST
plantladylin said:Hi Owen, you can type your zip code in the space on this page and it will tell you what zone you are: ]http://garden.org/nga/zipzone/


Thanks for the link. It didnt work though since Im in Canada and our postal codes are different lol. I live in Southern British Columbia to be exact. The area I live is a semi desert so gets hot during the summer and moderatly cold in the winter. Lots of other cedars and even some varities of cypress do survive here so I think it should be ok. :)
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CarolHB
Jun 13, 2016 7:12 PM CST
http://www.planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=17&lang=en Canada'a plant hardiness zones.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 13, 2016 8:36 PM CST

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Oh B.C.! My in laws are up on the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt area and lots of family in Vancouver area. Hubby is up there fishing right now in fact!
So are you a little more inland from the coast? You can give it a try, maybe while it's small give it some winter protection. I see these in nurseries all the time so they should be easy to replace. I tried one indoors once, it did not make it.
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Owen1988
Jun 13, 2016 8:58 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Oh B.C.! My in laws are up on the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt area and lots of family in Vancouver area. Hubby is up there fishing right now in fact!
So are you a little more inland from the coast? You can give it a try, maybe while it's small give it some winter protection. I see these in nurseries all the time so they should be easy to replace. I tried one indoors once, it did not make it.


Im more central in the Okanagan Valley. About a 5 hour drive from Vancouver. Ok i think i have some ideas to protect it from winter. Thanks for the help Smiling
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lauribob
Jun 14, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Hi Owen. I'm in north central Washington, kind of right below you. We are in the Methow valley, closer to the mountains, a little west of the Okanogan, and we are zone 5 here. The cypress you have looks to be hardy only to zone 7. If I were you, I would give it good winter protection if you plan to leave it out next winter. I know you are in somewhat of a banana belt up there, but I doubt it's zone 7. The weather has been so sporadic lately! After several really mild winters in a row, we got hammered this past winter with lots of snow, then rain, then sub-zero temps. Hoping it goes back to the milder version of winter this year.
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Owen1988
Jun 14, 2016 6:02 PM CST
Ooohhh ok. Thanks for all the info and help :)

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