Plant ID forum: Can anyone tell me the name of this plant?

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logies1
Dec 6, 2017 10:35 PM CST
I have been looking for a large Christmas tree like shaped plant for my garden and ran across this today while driving. It's just what I want but I have no idea what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It is about 6 or 7 ft tall. The foliage had a feathery look and was relatively soft, not spikey like juniper. I included a closeup of the foliage. I'm in zone 8b, Huntsville
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Dec 7, 2017 12:38 AM CST
Well, it kind of reminds me of Arizona Cypress?
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Dec 8, 2017 9:41 AM CST
Isn't native to Huntsville, it was planted. Not a cedar, but what did it smell like. Not a spruce. By the way, most of those are shaped that way because they came from a place that trimmed them to be that way. Google the area and see if there are any Christmas tree farms in the area.
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Esperanza
Dec 11, 2017 11:55 PM CST
LindaTX8 said:Well, it kind of reminds me of Arizona Cypress?


I agree It looks like 'Blue Ice' Arizona cypress.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 12, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Huntsville, Arizona? Huntsville, Texas? or some other Huntsville?
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Dec 12, 2017 7:36 PM CST
logies1 has not indicated that it was native. Was this thread moved and originally in the Texas thread?
Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Dec 12, 2017 7:47 PM CST

The picture is similar to the Arizona cypress 'Blue Ice' and would do fine in zone 8b. There are some growing in Austin Tx.


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