4 Unknown Evergreen plants

EvergreentallJuly 4, 2014

Hi everyone. I've bought these plants couple of days ago and don't know their names. There are four different plants in that container and the seller says they are all evergreen. I can post close up pictures of them too if necessary. Please help me identify them. Thank you.

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restoner(6B-7A)

Pittosporum, pieris & podocarpus?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 8:33PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

I'm familiar with Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Maki' and have forgotten most of what I've read about other Podocarps, so I'm not sure how much my opinion is worth. 8-/

To me, the leaves in the photo look too short to be a Podocarpus. Also, Evergreentall is somewhere in zone 5, and while my two 'Maki' are happy on the east side of the house (supposedly 7a -- but a definite 6b this past winter), zone 5 seems unlikely.

Evergreentall, were these sold to you as shrubs which could survive your winter, or as houseplants? Was the seller in your zone 5, or somewhere much milder?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 10:26PM
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Evergreentall

Thank you restoner. Now I'm sure that the one with the red leaves on top is definitely pieris.
And thank you missingtheobvious.On the description tag there wasn't much information, only "Evergreen". and the seller is also in zone 5.
I put the close up picture of the taller plant here.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 12:42AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Picea abies glauca

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 1:23AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

The lowest plant could be some type of boxwood trained to grow downward.

Fourth plant could be a juniper of some kind or maybe a chamaecyparis.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 6:41AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Nope to Picea abies glauca but close ;-)

Picea glauca 'Conica' (Dwarf Alberta spruce)

Dax

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:18AM
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Evergreentall

Thank you everyone.
So the tall one in the back seems to be Picea glauca 'Conica' (Dwarf Alberta spruce). For the two front plant I'll add two more detailed pictures. Lets see if they help better.

This post was edited by Evergreentall on Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 17:44

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 5:33PM
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Evergreentall

Next plant on the left side.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 5:40PM
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gardengal48

Pieris japonica
dwarf Alberta spruce
Juniper, possibly Juniperus scopulorum
kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 4:51PM
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Evergreentall

Thank you very much gardengal48. You are very knowledgeable. I would have never found out about kinnikinnick without the help of a horticulturist. Now that I know them all, I love them all.
Thank you everyone!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:45PM
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