What type of conifer is this? Photo attached...

Does anyone know what type of conifer this is?
It's in a pot, currently about 3m high.
I'm trying to figure out what type it is, and how big (tall/wide) it will grow, so I can plan where to plant it...
Thanks!
Kay
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On Sat, 9 Jul 2011 07:24:30 +0000, kjbt_100

It looks like arborvitae but very pot bound... it's difficult to say how large it will grow but I'd plan on at least 15' tall.
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kjbt_100;929659 Wrote: > Does anyone know what type of conifer this is?

> will grow, so I can plan where to plant it...

Hi Kay, from the picture, which isnt totally clear, I would say it was a Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawsons Cypress) Before C. leyandii took over as the main screening conifer, these were widely planted but there was one draw back, they were grown from seed, which meant you had alot of variation in type. The reason that I'm telling you this is so that you understand that it could be tall and thin, wide, slightly weeping but that aside, it will grow quite large at a rate of 60cm. a year. It lends itself to being trimmed but only as far back as the green shoots and will not readily shoot from bare wood.
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wrote:

Lannerman is a always good source for these things but I think is a Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata), double checked and see they do sell for hedges in the UK.
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