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By Anget


My treat.

I have been looking for an affordable version of this conifer for 12months. I have seen mature versions of Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana 'Wissel's Sagauro' and fell in love with it. It grows 12ft+ and branches out a bit like the cactus' shape. Rather unusual. I am a happy bunny.



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I have 2 of these conifers Anget, one in a pot and other planted in ground. They grow very slowly for me but both are located in partial shade. I have them for several years now.

12 Feb, 2021

 

Paul, please put up a pic. of yours! How are you growing it? I shall grow it in a pot for a little while and have read conflicting reports of the growing medium it needs.

Klahanie, same q's for you, please. What is yours potted in?

They are lovely, aren't they?

12 Feb, 2021

 

Anget, look at this photo from Brian (from Bristol).
Katarina had the name right.

https://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/278346-unknown-conifer/all

I will post photo when weather improves. I have never photographed it.

12 Feb, 2021

 

Thank you both. I'll look it up, Klahanie.

12 Feb, 2021

 

Anget perhsps you would like to PM BJS with your photo- Some time ago he was asking for identification of a big one he had !

12 Feb, 2021

 

Found the photo from Brian. He says it was variegated - this isn't! Pure dark green as per photo. The mature ones I saw were all dark coloured, too.

12 Feb, 2021

 

You are right Anget, Brian's tree is way too light. Maybe a popular ch. obtusa ‘Gracilis ’? Sorry for the confusion.

13 Feb, 2021

 

No problem, Klahanie.

13 Feb, 2021

 

I can imagine how happy you are, Ange, especially if you’ve been looking for this for a while too! I love the dark green colouring. I’ve had to google it, as I hadn’t heard of this one - fantastic. Look forward to seeing your pics of it outside in the garden.

13 Feb, 2021

 

If I manage to keep it going it should prove a beauty, Kate. I fell for its shape and colour. There was a house I saw with 2 either side of the front garden, about 15ft. high. They were stunning. But goodness, the big ones are expensive!

13 Feb, 2021

 

It certainly looks different, do you have a big garden Ange ???

13 Feb, 2021

 

Um, not really Stripes, about 60x40. Largish for an estate, though. I would like much bigger (but a smaller house to keep tidy!).

13 Feb, 2021

 

It does have an uncanny resemblance to the Saguaro Cacti in Arizona. I love the deep green foliage and I'm happy for you finally found one. It will only get better with age.

13 Feb, 2021

 

Anget. I found tag for the plants I grow

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'
and
Chamaecyparis filicoides

there you go. I have them for many years and did not pay attention in that time. Just thought they were neat interesting trees.
Hope your 'Wissel's Sagauro" will thrive for you.

14 Feb, 2021

 

Thanks for taking the trouble of finding out, Klahanie. I shall look yours up. I have spent some time this weekend reading about conifers generally - I know so little abut them.

15 Feb, 2021

 

I love conifers Anget. I think they should be part of any garden. So many interesting ones and not all of them grow to enormous sizes. Lots of dwarfs will take ages to grow couple of inches. Some have interesting cones which can be as pretty as flowers. They provide shelter for birds in winter too. I hope you will find few that you like. They look gorgeous all year round and are usually maintenance free.
What not to like?.
I'd like to recommend this site for dwarf conifers info

https://www.singtree.com/plants/dwarf-conifers

15 Feb, 2021



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