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Cryptomeria japonica alba/o spicata (Albo Spicata?)

Last post 10-07-2012 3:46 PM by rooibosT42. 2 replies.

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  • 09/07/2012 05:47 PM
    • rooibosT42
    • Market Lavington
    • 27 Aug 2008
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    Hello, I was at the Bedgebury Pinetum this morning and spied this rather lovely shrub.  I asked the staff what it was called and they told me, I should have written it down.  I don't know if the albo spicata is a natural variation or a cultivated variety but either way I can't find it anywhere.  Is there any conifer specialist out there who recognises it and has an idea of where I might get one?

    Thank you.

  • 09/07/2012 07:18 PM
    • courierdude
    • cambs/suffolk border
    • 14 Feb 2012
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    was it a Pygmaea Alba that you were looking at? i just mention it because you say shrub and not tree.

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  • 10/07/2012 03:46 PM
    • rooibosT42
    • Market Lavington
    • 27 Aug 2008
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     Hi,I didn't check the stems etc but I would have called it a shrub, it was about 3' high and wide growing out vertically and horizontally and quite a rounded shape.  They did look it up according to the code on the tree as there wasn't a label and the code identified it as the Cryptomeria.  I was a little surprised, I hadn't expected it to be a Cryptomeria but on the other hand the alba/o spicata infers white tips doesn't it? which it had. And there are lots of different Cryptomeria species I believe?