Plant ID forum: ID of shrub

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Dec 5, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Can anyone identify the narrow, center-most blue-green/gray shrub in the foreground of the following image? I saw it in the railroad garden of Longwood Gardens. I like its narrow form and small size. I wonder if it could be used effectively as a punctuation mark in one of my zone 6b gardens.

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Dutchlady1
Dec 5, 2016 8:46 PM CST
Clearly a type of conifer.
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josebaca
Dec 5, 2016 9:06 PM CST
I'd search through 'Arborvitae' by color and height and keep in mind your 6b zone.
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Dec 5, 2016 9:25 PM CST

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sooby
Dec 5, 2016 9:28 PM CST
One of the columnar blue junipers? There are pictures of some here:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...

Or email Longwood Gardens and ask them.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Dec 6, 2016 2:54 PM CST
sooby said:One of the columnar blue junipers? There are pictures of some here:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...

Or email Longwood Gardens and ask them.


It does look like some of the many columnar blue junipers shown via your link, @sooby. I would love to know which, if any, of them grow slowly like dwarf Alberta Spruce.

I have emailed Longwood for an ID.
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Dec 10, 2016 5:31 PM CST
I visited Longwood Gardens again today (an advantage of my new membership) and took some closeup shots of the mystery shrub:


Thumb of 2016-12-10/csandt/804554

Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
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csandt
Jan 5, 2017 4:14 AM CST
Finally we have an ID from Longwood:

"That plant is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana cv. Blue Surprise. It’s a Port Orford Cedar native to coastal northern California and Oregon. This plant is not well suited/long lived in the mid-Atlantic region."

Thanks to all for suggestions.
Carol H. Sandt

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Calif_Sue
Jan 5, 2017 10:27 AM CST

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