Shedding Evergreens

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lanelle, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I realize that most evergreens eventually lose (shed) some of their foliage. Just wondering which ones do it in the fall. I have noticed that the white pines started a few days ago here. But what about junipers, arbs, spruces and others?
     
  2. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lanelle,

    Our arbs here are all browning out on the inside doing their drop thing here. Off the top of my head cant think of others but will keep a look out there.

    CMerrick
     
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How about this one Lanelle,

    larch: It grows to 50 feet or taller, with soft tufts of short, narrow needles and round, woody cones. The new leaves are pale green in spring and color bright yellow or orange in fall. They have an interesting winter silhouette and grow best in cold climates and moist soils. They attract birds.
    It's the only coniferous that I know of that looses all it's needles??
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The tamarack turns gold and loses its needles in the fall. It grows in the Cascade mountains above about 4000 feet. Come to think of it, maybe it's the same tree as the larch.:confused:
     
  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hosejockey,
    - the western larch can grow up to 150 feet in the wild...30-50 in cultivation and is also known as a tamarack.
    Good timing on this subject ... I planted around 20 of them yesterday.
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  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kris, a dawn redwood also looses all its leaves in the winter. ;)
    These have a redish color bark and have needles that look identical to those on a yew.
     
  7. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Could be Evan ...that's why I put the ??? after my statement.
    I am not familiar with a dawn redwood ... is it native there?
     
  8. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys, I'm looking for timing on evergreens that don't drop all of their needles/foliage at once. Dawn Redwood is Metasequoia. Very pretty needles with an unusual fall color -- pale salmon. Can we go back to the topic now?:)
     
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Spruces ussually start shedding come needles about this time of year. Seems like always right after my accounts get there fresh fall layer of mulch:rolleyes:
    The seem to be a little late in doing so this year though.
     
  10. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
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    Around here white pines and arbs started to drop a couple of weeks ago. The arbs seem to be losing a little more than usual this year probably drought related. Was looking around today and not any real noticable change in any other evergreens.
     

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