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Can Anyone I.D. this Evergreen Sapling?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Can Anyone I.D. this Evergreen Sapling? Reply with quote

I have a couple of these potted at the moment. I thought they were Scots Pines, and I was hoping to plant them for ornamental purposes.
Now I'm having my doubts. Have you any idea what they are growing up to be?


[URL=http://imgur.com/m9IfHmN]

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not good at identifying conifers, especially when they are small.
However, I would counsel against planting scots pine unless you have a LOT of space. They grow surprisingly quickly into BIG trees and their needles block gutters, drains etc very effectively. I write from bitter experience as I had to fell one I planted on my boundary - I love them as trees, but at least 100 metres from a house!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cannot see the pic on my computor
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Direct link to the image if that helps........ http://i.imgur.com/m9IfHmNl.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess its a sitka spruce
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scots Pine needles are paired and are very long, 25 - 30mm at least. Sitka spruce grow big, too. They can grow up to 100m! Too big for a garden.
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