Mystery cypress, pt 2 (more pics)

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Date Photo Taken: 10/13/2020
Location: Alpharetta GA
Posted By: Robert Buck


Here are more pics, to include foliage and the main tree trunk. I still think it’s a cypress, maybe a lemon cypress or Wilma Monterey Cypress? It doesn’t have a scent that I can detect when foliage is crushed though, to any input or feedback anyone can provide would be much appreciated.


  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thank you for these helpful pics. This plant is lack of the lemony aroma, the branches are more lax not stiff as those of in the lemon cypress. To my eyes the trunk looks very similar to those of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) or one of its hybrids? It’s is in the cypress family. I suggest best you contact the nursery that specializes in conifers from one of the included links for the correct cultivar, or the correct genus if this isn’t Cryptomeria japonica. Check out some varieties in the group in these included links. Best wishes!
    Link to golden Japanese cedar ‘Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan Sugi’

    October 16th, 2020 at 12:13 am
  2. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Cryptomeria japonica ‘Knaptonensis’.

    October 16th, 2020 at 12:15 am
  3. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Maple Ridge Nursery in Decatur, GA.

    October 16th, 2020 at 12:18 am

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