Help identifying a plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Italysfinest327, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Italysfinest327

    Italysfinest327 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 30

    doing a job for a customer, im new to the game but need to order a few more of these plants come spring, im pretty sure its a picea, not sure what the full name is:

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  2. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
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    picea orientalis, oriental spruce
     
  3. Italysfinest327

    Italysfinest327 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 30

    thank you very much
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks like it may be a Picea, but it also could be a fir. Pluck out a needle and look where it attached the stem. A fir will leave a little empty hole in the stem, but a spruce leaves a raised bump. I can't tell you that I could name a variety from that picture.
     
  5. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definately an ornamental variety of Norway Spruce (Picea)

    Chris
     
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd check out AGLA's idea.

    It can look like a spruce, but anyone who has walked through an established arboretum, realizes that there are enough firs (Abies) to make your head spin once or twice.

    How about a close-up of the foliage.

    Are the needles pointy?
     
  7. Italysfinest327

    Italysfinest327 LawnSite Member
    from NY
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    the needles are not really pointy at all, they are rather soft textured
     
  8. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you turn a twig upside down, are there stripes under the needles?

    Looking at the underside of the twig, do the needles form a hocky stick shape where they meet the twig?
     
  9. laylow1994

    laylow1994 LawnSite Member
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    there is a book called my florida eaden....
     

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