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Grass Gator
03-23-2005, 11:45 AM
Pros -

Can anyone identify this shrub for me? One of my regulars has one that died and would like it replaced. Just want to make sure I know the exact name.

Thanks!

bobbygedd
03-23-2005, 11:52 AM
ok, i'll give yew a hint......

cgland
03-23-2005, 12:03 PM
It looks, by pic #3 as if it is an English Spreading Yew, but the first two pics seem to have a different growth pattern. It is definately a Yew though.

Chris

AGLA
03-23-2005, 12:26 PM
God blessed Taxus.

Coffeecraver
03-23-2005, 12:32 PM
It is a yew

If you take a sample to your local nursery the should be able to determine the exact variety.

You need to investigate by digging up the dead one and determine what killed it before replacing it.
Take a sample to you local extension agency.

Grass Gator
03-23-2005, 01:14 PM
ok, i'll give yew a hint......

Thanks Bobby.

Since you were first to reply I owe you a 6-pack of silver bullets :drinkup:

ToniDavies
03-23-2005, 02:43 PM
It is a Japaneses spreading yew. It probably died because of over watering or root disturbance or incorrect planting depth.

cmras24
03-23-2005, 02:44 PM
A yew it is.

Grass Gator
03-23-2005, 03:12 PM
Thanks everyone for the responses. Nice to see the info can always be found here when you need it!

LWNMWR1
03-23-2005, 03:17 PM
yewp!!!!!!

JRSlawn
03-23-2005, 05:36 PM
Wow that was hard lol :)
Ill tell yew its a yew hands down
I beliive it is a jap. spreader

Garth
03-23-2005, 06:05 PM
Pros -

Can anyone identify this shrub for me? One of my regulars has one that died and would like it replaced. Just want to make sure I know the exact name.

Thanks!
It looks like Taxus cuspidata var."Nana". Seldom grow more than 3 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide in 20 years. Needles are 1/2- 1in. long, dark green above, tinged yellow beneath. Usually arranged in two rows down the branch to form a flat or V-shaped spray.

AGLA
03-23-2005, 09:03 PM
I'd have to go with English Yew (Taxus baccata) on #51, like someone else said. The others look like they could be cusbidata, though.

Isn't anyone going to mention that it is a male?

Garth
03-24-2005, 12:13 AM
I'd have to go with English Yew (Taxus baccata) on #51, like someone else said. The others look like they could be cusbidata, though.

Isn't anyone going to mention that it is a male?
I didn't want to lift it's skirt...being a Scot, it may have been a kilt and that's just not right. ;)

sheshovel
03-24-2005, 11:52 AM
Coffiecraver is correct in saying you need to investigate what killed it before replacing in the same spot.If it were one of my regulars I would have pulled it long before it got to that point,why diden't you?

Grass Gator
03-24-2005, 01:48 PM
Coffiecraver is correct in saying you need to investigate what killed it before replacing in the same spot.If it were one of my regulars I would have pulled it long before it got to that point,why diden't you?


Why diden't I.....Simple.....new customer. Just called me 3 days ago. She said its been dead for months.

It has been pulled and is being tested.