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species bark - click image
University of North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC USA. Summer 2003. Besides all the lovely foliage colors and textures in this species, those who wait
are rewarded with bark this colorful and amazing.

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Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Andelyensis'
ha: compact, often multi-stemmed, broadly pyramidal, slower than species typical
lc: bright blue-green
afc: purplish-green in winter
frq: female cones often numerous

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Andelyensis Nana'
ha, lc, afc: as 'Andelyensis' but smaller yet

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Andelys Yellow'
ht: 15 ft.
ha: dense, conical
lc: yellow
afc: bronze-yellow in winter

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Aqua Velva'
lc: bright blue-green
ns: a questionable name since the commercial product has a trademark.
in: Weston Nursery, Hopkinton MA USA

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Atrovirens'
lc: dark green, lacking glaucous wax
so: lost to cultivation but similar selection are known today, namely 'Rachel'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Aurea' = 'Andelys Yellow'

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Bergman's Variegated'
ha, lt, lc: as 'Andelyensis Nana'
lc: variegated in some manner
or: Bergman

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Blue Broom'
lc: bright blue
lt: lacy

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Blue Sport'
ha: vigorous, pyramidal
gr: 6-12 in. per year
lc: baby blue
lt: soft juvenile type by some reports, other plants appear more intermediate with some adult foliage
id: Jacobson (1996) quotes Buckholz and Buchholz nursery is saying it is nearly identical to 'Glauca Pendula'. The plants
id: we have seen are certainly similar in color and leaf type but are less drooping.
in: Stanley & Sons Nusery, OR USA c. 1991 to US trade
li: Jacobson, A.L. 1996. North Amer. Land. Trees. Tenspeed Press. p. 129

'Compact Green' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Summer 2003. Note the interplanting with yellow and bluer clones to provide contrast.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Compact Green' provisional name (3/4)
ha: denser than species typical
lc: rich green, lacking all obvious glaucescence

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Compacta'
ha: compact, slower, sometimes slightly contorted with age
lc: bright green
lt: most adult, scale-like foliage
frq: female cones often numerous
ns: probably a collective name, in which case a Compacta Group would be in order.

'Compacta Glauca' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Compacta Glauca'
ha: densely, conical
lc: blue-green, heavily marked silver on close inspection

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Conica' ('Andelyensis Conica')
ht: 10-12 in. in 10 years
ha: dwarf, conical, very slow
lc: blue-green
afc: bronze tinged in winter
lt: mostly juvenile, sharp

'Dilworth Variegated' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Dilworth Variegated'
lc: medium green mottled yellow, not reverting much to date

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Dodd' ('Dodd Form')
ha: conical, tree-like, resembling C. henryae
lt: semi-juvenile leaf
or: Tom Dodd Nurseries, AL USA as seedling

'Emily' ('Webb #1') - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Emily' ('Webb #1')
ha: dense, conical
lc: rich green, lacking glaucous wax and obvious stomatal bands
afc: non-bronzing
lt: adult, scale-like in part, some intermediate foliage in the mix

'Erica' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Summer 2003. We assume this name derives as a clone from 'Ericoides' rather than being an error for it.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Erica' (3/4)
lt: 100% juvenile
lc: blue-green

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides'
ha: dense, compact but eventually large, vigorous
lt: all juvenile
lc: blue-green
afc: notably bronze to red in winter, sometimes showy in contrast to other conifers

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Fanfare' = 'Shiva'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Fastigiata'
ha: fastigiate
ns: lost to cultivation

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Fastigiata Glauca'
ha: fastigiate, dense
lc: steel blue

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Garland' (2/4)
ha: prostrate, very flat
or: Robert Aebel, Vancouver WA USA found as seedling
in, so: Collectors Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Glauca' ('Kewensis')
ha: compact, often spreading at first, conical with age, dense
lc: silver-blue

'Glauca Pendula' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2002.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Glauca Pendula' is blue and semi-drooping, not like a Nootka cultivar but still graceful and hanging with some age. You'd not consider it much of a weeper, upright or otherwise, for some years. Age brings perfection to this clone and all of us must wait. Good genetics are sometimes hidden from the young. The noble species is hardly memorable until 40 years have rolled around and the non-Andely type cultivars are much the same.

Where it is experienced quickly is a closeup of the the richness of the waxy coating. The glaucous icing that coats the intermediate foliage that is neither sharp nor fully soft. There are hints of the more familiar charm of C. pisifera Squarrosa Group clones but with more class I think. You sense a truly great plant is in the making. The fluffy Sawara and the vigorous cascading Nootka give a quicker fix and more bold beauty. Here is something to wait for, to savor over the decades of our mutual lives, and plant for another generation. There is hardly a better goal in the making of a conifer garden. LCH.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Glauca Pendula' provisional name
ht: 15-20 ft.
ha: semi-pendulous, tips drooping, dense
lc: rich blue
lt: adult to intermediate.
in: Mitsch Nursery c. 1989 to US trade
ns: this name is almost certainly invalid in Latin form.
li: Jacobson, A.L. 1996. North Amer. Land. Trees. Tenspeed Press. p. 130

Chamaecyparis 'Golden Twig'
st: golden yellow, showy on close view

'Heatherbun' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Summer 2003.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun'
ha: compact, mounded to globose, a bun-shape when young, not dwarf. It is not upright and narrow  as with 'Ericoides'
lt: mostly juvenile
lc: rich blue to blue-green, a nicer and bluer color than most of the juvenile clones

Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae = C. henryae

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Hopkinton'
ha: narrowly pyramical to conical, vigorous
lc: blue-gray
frq: female cones often numerous, showy
or: Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, MA USA

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Hoveyi'
ha: narrowly conical, dense, crested, contorted, tufted

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Little Jamie'
ht: 6 ft.
ha: compact, conical, resembling Picea glauca 'Conica'
lc: dark gray-green
afc: purple tinged in winter
lt: soft foliage

'Meth Dwarf' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Summer 2003

Chamaecyparis thyoides ANDELY GROUP 'Meth Dwarf' ('Andelyensis Meth Dwarf')
ha: conical, very dense
lt: more juvenile foliage than 'Andelyensis'
lc: gray-green, marked silver

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Mobile Bay'
ha: tree-shaped
lc: rich green
lt: adult, scale-type
or: Vincent Dooley, the famous basketball coach at the Univ. of GA USA collected near Mobile Bay
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 223

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Nana'
ha: dwarf, globose
ll: minute leaf
lc: blue-green

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Okefenokee Seedlings'
ha: tree form
lc: rich green

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Pendula'
ha: weeping, weak
so: lost to cultivation but 'Glauca Pendula' is still around and replaces it well.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Purple Heather'
lt: juvenile
afc: purple winter
ns: may be 'Heatherbun'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Pygmaea'
ha: very dwarf, mounded, spreading branchlets
lc: blue-green
lt: adult, scale-type
so: probably lost to gardens in the original French form.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Pyramidata'
ha: dwarf, narrowly collumnar, dense

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rachel' ('Webb #2')
ha: pyramidal, wider and slower-growing than 'Emily'
lc: darker green than 'Emily', a very rich color
lt: semi-juvenile, less appressed than 'Emily'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Raraflora'
ht: 10-12 ft.
ha: upright
lc: blue-green
lt: partly juvenile

Chamaecyparis thyoides [Raulston Form]
ha: upright, narrowly conical, slightly open, vigorous
lc: light gray-green to blue-green, marked silver
lt: juvenile in part
or: Dr. J.C. Raulston, Raleigh NC USA
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. p. 223

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Red Star' ('Rubicon')
ht: 20-25 ft.
ha: dense, conical to columnar, upright
lc: blue-green
afc: notably red to purple tinged in winter, quite showy
ns: some plants under this name prove to be only 'Ericoides' and not the true clone

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rezek'
ht: 24 in. in 10 years
ha: slow
lc: gray-green
afc: purplish in winter

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' = 'Red Star'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Shiva' ('Fanfare')
ha: compact, branches strongly upright
ht: 3-5 ft. to date
lc: silvery green becoming purplish in winter
fr: sterile - not known to make cones
lt: soft, juvenile foliage - has a wooly appearance with the cool
or: Dr. Rekhe as seedling from Cape Cod MA USA

'Tom's Blue' - click image

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Tom's Blue'
ha: tree type
lc: rich glaucous blue, more of the most intense blue clones known

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point'
ha: dwarf, conical, dense
gr: 1-3 in. per year
lc: green becoming a nice purple in winter.
lt: soft, juvenile
or: Holland
so:
Roberts Nurseries

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Variegata'
ha: conical, less highly branches
lc: irregularly mottled golden yellow, often burning in southern US states

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Viridis'
lc: dark green, not glaucous at all
so: probably not in the trade but numerous green clones exist today

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Webb #1' = 'Emily'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Webb #2' = 'Rachel'

'Webb Gold' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2003.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Webb Gold'
ht: 6 ft.
ha: slower growth but not dwarf
lc: golden yellow to creamy yellow
lt: semi-juvenile to adult