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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.|
Jun 13, 2016 12:17 AM CST
|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.
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?|
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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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. :)
Jun 13, 2016 7:12 PM CST
|http://www.planthardiness.gc.c... Canada'a plant hardiness zones.|
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Jun 13, 2016 8:36 PM CST
|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.
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!
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
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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Jun 14, 2016 6:02 PM CST
|Ooohhh ok. Thanks for all the info and help :)|