Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thuja plicata 'Whipcord' and Other Interesting Conifers

I spotted some interesting conifers at Allisonville Nursery yesterday. They have dozens of varieties, so I didn't catalog everything, but I wanted to post some photos of a couple interesting ones I spotted.

Large conifer selection
mini conifer and succulent container
Mini conifer and succulent container, a really cool combination!

Pinus mugo 'Mops'
So adorable, Pinus mugo 'Mops'

Whipcord Western Red Cedar - Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'Whipcord Western Red Cedar - Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'

Whipcord Western Red Cedar - Thuja plicata 'Whipcord' - looks almost like an ornamental grass at first, but it's closely related to other arborvitae evergreen trees. Imagine taking an Emerald Green arborvitae and stretching out the fingers of each of its evergreen fronds and you'd make this bizarre plant. Whipcord is the perfect name for it.

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