Acceptable Species?

Redwood Ryan

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Hello all,

I found at a nursery nearby a Juniperus chinensis 'Robusta Green', and a Spreading Japanese Plum Yew, Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata', both for a low cost and I was wondering if anyone had experience with them that they could share before I go out and buy them. Any info. would be great, thanks!
 

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I'd avoid the Cephalotaxus. Plants with pendulous foliage tend to be both difficult and in the end unsatisfactory.

J. chinensis is J. chinensis; if you like the foliage color and shape it'll be as good as any other cultivar of J. chinensis. But please don't buy it if it doesn't have at least a 2-inch trunk, and a very good base, Ryan.
 

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Thanks Jim!

The Junipers are $10 and have a 1.5" trunk, and one of them has some great movement in it, well great to my novice eyes.

The tag on the Cephalotaxus said it is usually found weeping over walls, which got my mind thinking, but I think I will avoid it. Thank you.
 

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