“C” is for Conifer
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.
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