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Q.My dark green conifer has produced tiny red flowers,what is it called?

Zone uk | Anonymous added on March 25, 2020 | Answered

I have a variety of conifers in my garden. This year two very dark green conifers have produced a mass of tiny red flowers on the bracts/branches. The tree has upright bracts, and looks rather untidy as they grow at irregular intervals and I thought I would need to trim the branches to give a more conical shape. No one I have asked has seen anything like them. They are approx. 12 years old and healthy and hardy. Fairly slow growing. They are now nearly 6ft tall. Any clues? Thanks.

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Answered on March 26, 2020

It may be a Norway Spruce that produces strobili, or small cones. I would contact your local nursery who might know the exact species.


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