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Old January 15, 2018   #1
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Preparing for next season and watching many youtube videos during this winter months got me hooked to saving seeds. Clips are really good, I learned a lot from them. Channels like nctomatoman, mhpgardener, One Yard Revolution and few more I would recommend to anyone.

Goal is to multiply my tomato seed collection, will start to save seeds from lettuce, pepper and other stuff if manage to do that.

Tree seed have come to my attention as next step. Never mind is that a apple or lemon bought in store or farmers market. I like to save seed from anything I get my hands on and plant in my garden or pots on windowsill. There is few trees growing in front of my house.

I would like to plant seed extracted from them in small containers and label them. Problem is not sure about plant name, especially in Latin. I tried two Android apps bu not much closer to answer. However, Thuja something is my first guess, but would like to know exact name. Probably will try to do some cuttings on spring too. Easier way but in growing from seed is real challenge so prefer that way.

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Looks like a type of juniper possibly.
Have you recieved the seeds I sent?
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Looks like a type of juniper possibly.
Have you recieved the seeds I sent?
Yes, just now found in my mailbox. Thanks a lot. :-)

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The berries are good for flavoring.
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Maybe it is Thuja occidentalis? It has lots of varieties. From container dwarfs to the trees 30 m high.
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Some sausage, salami recipes call for juniper berries. They are used in making Gin also.
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Maybe it is Thuja occidentalis? It has lots of varieties. From container dwarfs to the trees 30 m high.
Looks like dorota is correct. It's also called American arborvitae or white cedar. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-149.pdf There are over 300 cultivars.

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The original thread starter is in Serbia.
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Cultivars of Thuja occidentalis are pretty much all over the world - often used as an ornamental and in hedges. They're very common in Norway, too.
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Thujas are very popular in Poland too. They do not grow wild in our forests, they are grown by gardeners for parks, gardens and ... cemeteries. For me, for years it was just cemetary shrub/tree, which separated grave from grave. It has changed and now they are commonly grown as evergreen hedges or in gardens.

Juniperus has lots of varieties too. Besides the gardens, they grow in sunny places in sandy forests. You can find them looking for the mushrooms. Black dried fruits are used for special kind of dried, smoked saussages or for "wild" roasted meat.
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Juniper is a common native plant here as well.
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-hardy-...uniper-1343354

Thuja is not native and not too hardy either, but you can see it planted next to houses all over the place. Usually half browned or carefully wrapped in burlap for the winter.. I've never seen flowers or berries on them here! Quite pretty!
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So many Thuja is growing here. People like them and municipality planted certain number of them. You can see houseowners who make living fence with them.

Thank you for point me in right direction. While browsing for occidentalis I found Thuja orientalis which might be exact variety that growing in front of my house. Soon I will plant seed collected from its cones and hope to see many in seedlings.

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