Plant ID forum: Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis)

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Growing in zone 8/9 north central Florida.







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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2011 8:58 PM CST

I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 19, 2011 3:24 PM CST
My guess: Platycladus orientalis: http://www.floridata.com/ref/p/plat_ori.cfm

photo of cones: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/280292/

.... LOL, This is just a guess because it's the only Arborvitae I know of. Green Grin!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 19, 2011 5:29 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lin Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 19, 2011 5:32 PM CST
Ann: I don't know if that is the one you have or not, it was just a wild guess on my part ... I really don't know Arborvitae at all! Before celebrating, maybe we should wait for confirmation from someone more knowledgeable. Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 19, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Well, if anyone else says it's not that then they can speak up. But I'm sure that's what it is. I have known it before in my life but it seems I'm having a "senior week". The moment I clicked your first link I knew that's what it is. Cypress family, Oriental thuja --- that's how I've known it --- never knew the latin name until now.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Dec 19, 2011 7:34 PM CST
Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

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