I ran an errand with my friend Beverly and happened upon this tree last year. I had never noticed a tree like this before so I snapped pictures and posted it on one of my blogs. I was delighted with the suggestions of what the species might be, but still wanted to know. Not that I did not like your suggestions. I thought they were very clever and imaginative.
Goodwill is currently having a book sale of four books for .99. I was browsing through their shelves when I came across Evergreens by Time Life, so I could not resist. The bottom photo came from the book, page 47.
This tree grows quickly and is ideal as a quick growing shade tree for a small yard or patio as it does not spread too wide. A young tree can grow 5 to 6 feet tall and with age can reach 40 to 50 feet but still maintain it’s compact width making it ideal for smaller areas. It, like a true evergreen, will remain green all year. It likes full sun but will grow in almost any soil. The young tree should be supported because of its rapid growth and because of the weight, weeping branches should be pruned. The recommended varieties are Drake and True Green. Thanks Time Life for solving my mystery.
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