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conifers in North Carolina

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 10:47 am
by miwinski
So many conifers and other species thrive in full sun outside our region. But has anyone done work to see what is enough or too much sun for trees outside our region planted here? Example Sitka Spruce or other North West types?

Re: conifers in North Carolina

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:57 pm
by ryandallas
miwinski,

The NC Champion Tree database contains a few NW trees, such as Alaska cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Doug Fir, and pacific silver fir. Most of the NW trees seem to be concentrated in the Asheville area, but there is a champion Alaska cedar in Charlotte.

http://ncforestservice.gov/Urban/big_sp ... esults.asp

Re: conifers in North Carolina

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:16 am
by miwinski
Thanks, I have two Nootkatensis growing here, a Bakers Cypress, and recently planted a Sitka Spruce and a Douglas Fir. It was recommended to me by Tom Cox of Cox Arboretum and John Ruter both of whom collaborated on "Landscaping with conifers" to plant them in places where they would not receive direct afternoon sun. This seems to have worked for them. They also said that Bakers Weeping Spruce would never work here. The later may work in the Asheville area.