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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 15, 2016 9:55 PM CST
The picture above in the database does not have the weeping growth habit of the Weeping Alaskan Cedar. I think it is an upright Alaskan Cedar.
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 15, 2016 9:57 PM CST



It should look like my photos here... the young branches and needles weeping downward.
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Bonehead
Sep 16, 2016 8:35 AM CST
SGT, I am glad you brought this up. My son and I have been looking at this tree for a while now and wondering if it was mislabeled at the nursery. He thinks it is a hinoki. Kind of a bummer, because it is planted very close to the house and is now a mature tree with a much wider growth pattern than I had anticipated. The nursery is bought it from is out of business. I'll take more photos of the bark, needles, and general appearance and see if we can better ID this. I'd forgotten that I uploaded a photo to the database, once I can properly ID it, I'll ask that it be moved. Hopefully I can get pics posted later today.
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 16, 2016 9:51 AM CST
It was not meant to be critical at all. I think Admin also uploaded an error. A giant weeping sequoia from a park. Possibly mislabeled also. The Alaskan Weeping Cedar isn't so intensely dark green and slender.
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Bonehead
Sep 16, 2016 10:14 AM CST
No offense taken. I look forward to figuring out what this beast is so I can figure out if it will overpower the place it is in and/or if I need to take it out. It's currently much wider than I had anticipated but so far manageable. Rather annoying really - I paid a lot of money for that tree as an immature sapling thinking it would have a slender shape amenable to close-in planting (it is about 4' from the house). Although, from the looks of yours, even that part of the label may have been wrong.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Sep 18, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I have not forgotten about this thread, but my camera battery is dead and I can't immediately locate the charger. It's driving my crazy - I have a small ditty bag I keep on a hook in my den with all our chargers, which is now missing. I can't recall the last time we took a trip where I would want the chargers, so am at a loss... I may need to buy a new charger.
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2016 8:57 AM CST
It does look more like the upright Alaska Cedar (Xanthocyparis nootkatensis)
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 25, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Here are some photos of the tree in question. I appreciate help in correctly IDing this, as I'm fairly certain it was mismarked by the nursery. I'm also a bit concerned about the yellow needles shown in the 3rd photo, which are pretty prevalent throughout the tree, mostly on the inside.

Thumb of 2016-10-25/Bonehead/5ea25b Thumb of 2016-10-25/Bonehead/092b54
Thumb of 2016-10-25/Bonehead/f0bb03 Thumb of 2016-10-25/Bonehead/5e92ba

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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 25, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Beautiful tree!
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 28, 2016 1:39 PM CST
@calif_sue or @eclayne - Could this thread be moved to the Plant ID forum where it may get more folks' attention? I'd like to get a better ID on this and then propose a move of the photo in question, which I agree was likely mismarked at the nursery. Thanks.
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eclayne
Oct 28, 2016 2:53 PM CST

Plants Admin

To move a thread from this forum to the Plant ID forum we need @dave or @Trish.
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dave
Oct 28, 2016 3:22 PM CST

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It's pretty complicated to move threads from the database to the forums. Make a new thread in the Plant ID forum and link to this one, would be the simpler approach.

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