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Bush/shrub ID help needed

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I am really stuck on this one - I cannot even identify what family this is I cannot tell if it is a conifer or something else.  Image search results in "grass" which is not helpful

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Looks like autumn colour of larch foliage to me.  How big is the bush and what time of year was the shot taken?

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1 hour ago, John Richmond said:

Looks like autumn colour of larch foliage to me.  How big is the bush and what time of year was the shot taken?

Bush is probably 6 to 8 ft, this is one of those guilty spontaneous shots where I was so fascinated by the texture I totally forgot to get reference shots to help with identification.  It was taken last week on the 13th.
Edit - definitely a bush not a tree, a roundish hump with the foliage extending to the floor.  I have seen similar used in hedges.  It is a village near me so I may have to go back and get better wider angle shots

 

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My bad.  Been back out and looked - it is a tree with a trunk about 10 to 12 ft high.  Foliage does well cover it and the bottom is behind a wall .  I will look at larch species and see if something comes up.  Amazing what we dont see when we are not properly looking

 

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3 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

My bad.  Been back out and looked - it is a tree with a trunk about 10 to 12 ft high.  Foliage does well cover it and the bottom is behind a wall .  I will look at larch species and see if something comes up.  Amazing what we dont see when we are not properly looking

 

Then not a Larch - they're deciduous rather than evergreen.  I think it's a conifer of some sort - probably Pinus or a relative looking at that foliage - but I'm not sure what.  I'll have another look.

 

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1 hour ago, John Richmond said:

Then not a Larch - they're deciduous rather than evergreen.  I think it's a conifer of some sort - probably Pinus or a relative looking at that foliage - but I'm not sure what.  I'll have another look.

 

I must admit I have given up for the day.  I cannot find anything close enough to put me on the scent.  I dont think it is a particularly unusual or rare thing in my area - one of those that I see all over the place and dont realise how little I know about it until I take its picture and try and identify it.

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21 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

I must admit I have given up for the day.  I cannot find anything close enough to put me on the scent.  I dont think it is a particularly unusual or rare thing in my area - one of those that I see all over the place and dont realise how little I know about it until I take its picture and try and identify it.

Maybe knock on the door and ask the property owner? That’s how I identified the tree next door to me.  Of course, many people plant things and forget, some move there after the fact and have no clue. 
You don’t know unless you ask.

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If it has prickly needles I would suggest some garden cultivar Juniperus communis

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22 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Maybe knock on the door and ask the property owner? That’s how I identified the tree next door to me.  Of course, many people plant things and forget, some move there after the fact and have no clue. 
You don’t know unless you ask.

Not sure I am brave enough - and the property has sold at least once as it is a village I regularly drive through and I sort of pay passing attention to "for sale" signs.

13 hours ago, Radim said:

If it has prickly needles I would suggest some garden cultivar Juniperus communis

Looks like an alley worth exploring - although a search for Juniperus communis macro throws up images of everything from scaley type leaves through to an image of a yew branch with a berry - and I know what yew looks like.  Thank your for the communis suggestion, just juniper was too large and imprecise.

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I was put onto a Facebook group specialising in identification of plants in the UK by a friend .  My bush thingy is a Japanese red cedar Cryptomeria elegans.  For any other UK who find themselves in need of plant ID the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/586029354781067/

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Not sure if you're still looking for an ID or not. I usually use reddit/whatsthisplant when needing a plant ID. There are lots of plant geeks from around the world waiting to share their plant knowledge with you, it's great. 

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