Plant ID forum: Please help identfy

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greenberet123
Aug 30, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Some kind of spruce or fir or pine but I'm new to this. The leaves (those pointy things) are turning yellow and I'm not sure whether to prune them off or whether this is jut normal.

Thanks!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 30, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Not a spruce, fir or pine. Probably a Sawara False Cypress or a variety of Chamaecyparis.

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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 30, 2017 3:21 PM CST
Some yellowing of older foliage on evergreens is normal.
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Leftwood
Aug 30, 2017 6:42 PM CST
I would say it is more likely a true cypress (Cupressus sp.).
And I don't see anything you need to worry about.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 30, 2017 7:16 PM CST
I agree It is a Cypress. Looks very happy, too.
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Seattle
greenberet123
Aug 31, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Thanks so much. This one looks good but I'm worried about this other one. I've been watering it properly. Should I be pruning it?

Thanks!


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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Aug 31, 2017 6:13 PM CST
I'm afraid that one is beyond any help. While it is true that trees with leaves that drop off can often be revived, it is rare with evergreen conifers. It might survive, but it won't ever be satisfactory again. Sorry!
Seattle
greenberet123
Aug 31, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Thanks a lot, everyone! I pruned all the yellow parts and put some osmocote. Lets see what happens. In the worst case, ill replace it.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 1, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Ah-Oh! Back up. Go retrieve as much Osmocote as you can. Fertilizing plants in distress will only make them more distressed (and may even kill them).
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