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    National Arboretum Part 2 - Chinese Pavilion

    Hello again!

    After the courtyard, my next stop was the Chinese Pavilion. I'm not going to show you every tree there - there are far too many to collect into a single post, and if I spread it out among multiple posts it would be irritating, to me and to all of you. What follows is my selection of favorites.

    The entrance path to this pavilion is worth sharing by itself!
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    This Trident Maple of unknown age has its roots wrapped around a potentially ancient brick, covered in calligraphy.
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    This rock penjing is titled "Lijiang River in the Spring". The tree is unidentified but looks to be some sort of Cypress. If you look at the full size version, you can see boat sculptures throughout the piece.
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    This 59-year-old Pauper's Tea comes complete with a Chinese scholar playing some sort of instrument.
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    Here's a Japanese Black Pine of indeterminate age, its roots wrapped around a large rock.
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    (continued in next post due to 5 image per post limit)

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    This Trident Maple grove has been in training since 2001.
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    Here is a fairly old Japanese Black Pine, in the pot since 1936.
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    This Chinese Elm, collected in 1956, has its trunk woven through a jagged rock.
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    Here's another Pauper's Tea, sans scholar, from 1961.
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    And now the pop quiz: Identify this tree! First person to do so steals the torch from Casey M, and allows me to post pictures from the Japanese Pavilion.
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    Heeck no is anyone getting it before me! It seems to be a boxwood? No wait, satsuki azalea?

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    My guess is Japanese Box leafed Holly

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    Thanks again for posting the pics. It would be hard to pick out a favorite from the already posted pics.

    Howard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caisí M. View Post
    Heeck no is anyone getting it before me! It seems to be a boxwood? No wait, satsuki azalea?
    You were right the first time! I'll post my favorites from the Japanese Pavilion soon.

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    Awesome! I'm just the best at this, and I'm undefeated!

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