September Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

September 14th, 2011 by Pat Chinn-Sloan

“C” is for Conifer

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum for September 2011

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum for September 2011

1)  Cedrus libanii ssp. atlantica ‘Aurea’ (syn. Cedrus atlantica ‘Aurea’)

  • Native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
  • Young leaves have a bright yellow cast, maturing to blue-green.
  • This specimen is located in the North Pinetum.

2)  Chamaecyparis lawsoniana x pisifera

  • Hybrid of the Japanese Sawara cypress and our own Port Orford cedar
  • We have a specimen along the Pinetum Trail, south of the Wilcox Bridge.

3)  Cryptomeria japonica ‘Nana’

  • This is a dense, dwarf tree with spiraling, blue-green leaves.
  • A 50+ year old specimen is located in the North Pinetum.
  • Cryptomeria is native to China and Japan.

4)  Cunninghamia lanceolata     (false) China Fir

  • Closely related to Sequoia, the foliage of Cunninghamia ranges in color from bright green to powdery blue.
  • There are several specimens of this conifer in the North Pinetum.
  • Native to China and Taiwan

5)  Cupressus torulosa

  • An upright tree with pendant branching, this species is native from Himalayan China to Vietnam and India.
  • This specimen is on the trail to the south of the Wilcox Bridge in the Pinetum.

**Note: For a translation of this article in Estonian by Anna Galovich, please check out  http://webhostinggeeks.com/science/color-appears-et.

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