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Apr 19, 2020 11:02 AM CST
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Hello this is my first post to this community. I will soon be married & this is at my future wife's home. We will be working on improvements to the garden area. So I may be active here soon.
In this post a neighbor asked what this tree is called. Maybe someone can let me know
Thank you
Kevin
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Apr 19, 2020 2:25 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Arborvitae?
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Apr 19, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, some kind of Juniper.
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Apr 19, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Where is your picture taken? Your post shows Florida as where you are from, but that doesn't always mean that is where the plant is from that you want ID of. Knowing the location equals knowing a bit about the growing conditions that this plant experiences, or what can possibly grow there.

I think that may be the plant sometimes called Oriental Arborvitae, but is a species known as Platycladus orientalis (syn. Thuja orientalis, Biota orientalis).

Those vertical planar sprays of foliage are a good ID feature. Apparently, this species is quite common in FL all the way down into the Keys.

Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis)
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Apr 19, 2020 3:02 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Definitely a juniper.
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Apr 19, 2020 3:02 PM CST
Name: Johannian
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I'm just not sure what type.
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Apr 19, 2020 7:04 PM CST
Name: John
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KevinGalia can take some additional closeup images of this plant and its foliage. He may even wish to snip off a piece, lay it down in good light, and photo both sides of this conifer's distinctive foliage.

Then, all will be able to note how much like a Thuja sp. this plant appears - thus why it used to be attributed to that genus, and still retains Arborvitae in its common name.
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Apr 20, 2020 12:18 PM CST
Florida
gardenfish said:Arborvitae?


Thank you very much gardenfish
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Apr 20, 2020 12:19 PM CST
Florida
DaisyI said:Yes, some kind of Juniper.


Thank you Daisy
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Apr 20, 2020 12:20 PM CST
Florida
Johannian said:Definitely a juniper.


Thank you John
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Apr 20, 2020 12:23 PM CST
Florida
ViburnumValley said:KevinGalia can take some additional closeup images of this plant and its foliage. He may even wish to snip off a piece, lay it down in good light, and photo both sides of this conifer's distinctive foliage.

Then, all will be able to note how much like a Thuja sp. this plant appears - thus why it used to be attributed to that genus, and still retains Arborvitae in its common name.


Yes Viburnum






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Apr 20, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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Apr 20, 2020 8:32 PM CST
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Looks like a Thuja to me (arborvitae)
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Apr 21, 2020 5:06 AM CST
Florida
FatalBert said:Looks like a Thuja to me (arborvitae)


Thank you FatalBert
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Apr 21, 2020 9:43 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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It would be very easy to tell if you showed us some berries.
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Apr 21, 2020 11:21 AM CST
Portland, OR
I think this is a Thuja (arborvitae) or Platycladus, as others have said. Junipers don't grow foliage in flat sprays like this, in my experience so far.
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Apr 21, 2020 1:49 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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After initial questions to the OP, I usually wait for answers before going forward. We haven't gotten answers: Where is the shrub located? What do the fruits look like?

I agree, its most likely a thuji/Arborvitae. I classify them all as Junipers (I know, my bad) but, I didn't bother to correct myself because I was waiting for answers.
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Apr 21, 2020 6:11 PM CST
Florida
DaisyI said:After initial questions to the OP, I usually wait for answers before going forward. We haven't gotten answers: Where is the shrub located? What do the fruits look like?

I agree, its most likely a thuji/Arborvitae. I classify them all as Junipers (I know, my bad) but, I didn't bother to correct myself because I was waiting for answers.


Very sorry I thought that I did, guess just thought it Blinking

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Apr 21, 2020 7:12 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Thank you. About the only Thuja/Arborvitae that will grow in Ft. Lauderdale is a cultivator of Thuja occidentalis.
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Apr 21, 2020 7:57 PM CST
Florida
DaisyI said:Thank you. About the only Thuja/Arborvitae that will grow in Ft. Lauderdale is a cultivator of Thuja occidentalis.


Ah ok Daisy, very informative thank you very much.

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