I was working on a friend’s tree in Garberville when he showed me a tree he had been given. He said it came from a Taoist monastery in Japan.
It resembled a typical Thuja in all respects but had the most stunning blue shade to the branch tips.
I maybe have been a bit enthusiastic in trying to acquire the tree asking something about him willing it to me…
I got home and I was curious about if I could find one to buy. As I searched the internet, I discovered the species is Thuja koraiensis, Nakai from Jilin, Korea. That it is considered to be endangered.
I only have one not to good picture of it but looking it up on the internet will give you more of an idea why I fell in love with it.