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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Help...Need a narrow upright evergreen tree for narrow bed

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designart
Schwenksville, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2005
7:38 PM

Post #1431549

I have a customer with a narrow bed (barely 3' deep) in a pool area and they want an evergreen tree. There is a gate a foot or two from this area so I need something that won't come out into the entrance area. The problem is finding a plant that fits the space and is also commercially available!

I am considering the following:

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'; Hollywood Juniper
Isn't there a very narrow form of Cedrus deodara??? I see them but don't know the cultivar name
Chamaecyparis species...Anyone know which cultivars have a nice form and remain tight at the bottom?

Need answer ASAP...Thanks!!!

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mickgene
Linden, VA
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2005
8:46 PM

Post #1431761

Not sure the deodar cedar is hardy less thasn Zone 7. If you find one, please let me know!
I have 2 different junipers that are VERY narrow - JUniperus scopularum 'Sparkling Skyrocket', Juniperus sabina 'Moonglow', and also there's Juniperus sabina 'Skyrocket' (not as sparkling!) Musser Forests has Skyrocket at this link http://www.musserforests.com/browse.asp?m=1&p=j.
I got my other varieties from Forestfarm.
Good luck.
Michele
designart
Schwenksville, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2005
10:43 PM

Post #1432038

Michele...we have deodara cedar in PA and I haven't heard horror stories about it not surviving.

Those junipers certainly fit the size constraints. I will check with my customer about the gray color. I have a feeling she will want (green) so it doesn't blend so well into the fence.

Thanks for the link to Musser Forests website...it's great!!!
mickgene
Linden, VA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2005
1:25 AM

Post #1432463

I love those cedars but always resisted because of the zone. I'm going for it now. Thanks!
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2005
2:39 AM

Post #1432658

My fav narrow green thing is Thuja 'Emerald'. This photo shows the "lacy" look I like.

http://www.limonehort.com/Emerald Green 3 & 6G.jpg

It's listed in the "Plants for the upper Mid West" site so I figure it would be ok for you.

K
designart
Schwenksville, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2005
4:14 AM

Post #1432865

That is a good plant for the space, but the customer does not want any arborvitae.

I can't get the link to work...am I doing something wrong?
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2005
6:11 AM

Post #1433041

Hmmm. When I click on it I go right to it. It's a photo of that Thuja. K
designart
Schwenksville, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2005
10:24 AM

Post #1433109

Hey...it worked this morning! Thanks
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2005
10:46 AM

Post #1433125

How about Sky Pencil. It may too narrow.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/44292/

http://www.waysidegardens.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10151&langId=-1&mainPage=prod2working&ItemId=47020&PrevMainPage=textsearchresults&scChannel=Text Search&SearchText=sky pencil&OfferCode=R3H

I bought mine from Wayside. It was small to begin with and has not grown much. I have had it for 2 years.
Linda
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2005
3:32 PM

Post #1433606

How about a serpentine weeping Blue Atlas cedar?

http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/715018c0a554020088256f1600604920/e33eba95dea351128825684d0070db0d!OpenDocument

K
designart
Schwenksville, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2005
11:28 PM

Post #1434568

Another good choice Kachinagirl. I've already sent pictures of this to my customer!

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