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Old 12-13-2011, 12:03 AM   #11
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I think the same tree is growing outside my parents house. No idea what it is though, will ask later tonight.

I've never seen it fruit or flower or anything either, and has been there at least 20 years.

I don't think it's the Juniperus scopulorum, the leaves definitely have a bluish color and the little leaves think look different to that close up. Could be the 'blue arrow' varietal they mention further down in the entry?



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Old 12-13-2011, 12:06 AM   #12
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Im thinking its blue rug juniper



all though again no berries, but these needles look very similar



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Old 12-13-2011, 12:47 AM   #13
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looks like a blue spruce to me

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #14
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Try a blue spruce. It grows 6-12 inches a year. It is often found in landscapes because of its color hue and that it grows relatively slow. One of my fave trees in the world though the pic of the branch looked a bit smashed. I does smell great all year around and I have dried the needles and put them in a poperi pot for the smell. It may add a great sent to a seasonal. I'll try it too.

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Try a blue spruce. It grows 6-12 inches a year. It is often found in landscapes because of its color hue and that it grows relatively slow. One of my fave trees in the world though the pic of the branch looked a bit smashed. I does smell great all year around and I have dried the needles and put them in a poperi pot for the smell. It may add a great sent to a seasonal. I'll try it too.
It doesn't look like a blue spruce. I agree that it looks like some sort of juniper. Could be an eastern red cedar, which is actually a type of juniper.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:17 AM   #16
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This may be of some help:

Identifying Conifers [pdf]

At work so I can't have a good look over yet. All my mother knew of her's is that it was a conifer - which doesn't narrow it down too much ;-)

EDIT: Corrected link.

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It's definitely not a blue spruce- it's most certainly a juniper. But it's hard to identify exact species in a photo.

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It doesn't look like a blue spruce. I agree that it looks like some sort of juniper. Could be an eastern red cedar, which is actually a type of juniper.
Bob says it's either a non-native juniper from asia, or it could be a Western Red Cedar (probably not eastern) but indeed a juniper, but he really feels it's that Rocky Mountain Juniper, if not positively identified as otherwise.
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ill just go with rocky mountain juniper. thanks Yooper and Bob. hmm if its cedar then its toxic. Maybe ill go to a nursery and get it checked

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It should have a gin character.



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