My dwarf conifer is in full ‘flower’ right now although each flower is, in effect, a ‘pine cone’!
The bookleaf conifer is a little hard to tie down as it seems to go by more than one name but i think it was bought as a Thuja orientalis ‘Aurea nana’ varietal. I have alternatively seen them called a Platycladus orientalis, a Chinese Arborvitae, a Cypress or a Cedar. The name comes from the latin for ‘Tree of Life’ (Arbor vitae) and it may well be the origin of the Tree of Life referred to in Genesis 3:22. (Not to be confused with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil).
The term ‘bookleaf’ refers to the unusual vertical, flat ‘leaf’ arrangement of the conifer needles which stand upright like many thin fans or book leaf pages from the central trunk.
As far as i can tell this is a very unusual picture, having searched through many, many internet photos to identify it and having found nothing to compare with the sheer mass of seed cones that can be seen here. The shrub is over 20 years old and is about 3m (10ft) high and 2.5m (8 ft) wide.