Taxus canadensis

blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)July 17, 2011

Taxus canadensis a rare species anyone know how big

they get?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

man that is some heavy duty caging.. what are you protecting it from .. godzilla??

we can always rely on you for the unique and rare ...

no clue about your ???

in the last 8 weeks.. on my sand.. i have had one rain of 3/4 of an inch [1.91 cm] of rain ... nice to see a damp, lush setting ....


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    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 12:06PM
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kenptn(z6b TN)

I've never grown this myself, but when I was a kid I saw it in the wild in southern New Hampshire. It was growing under dense mixed forest in a deep gorge. The plants were scattered rather thinly over several acres. If memory serves, they were less than one meter high, quite a bit less.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 7:28AM
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I second the previous post....Pretty prostrate, definitely 1m or less and spreading. Never seen it in anything other than dense forest....and it's never a dense shrub. Didn't think of it as rare though, it's in every moist forest I've hiked in.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 9:42PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

That godzilla comment was too funny. I agree it looks so tropical. I feel like my neighbors grass is about to go up in flames any day!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 10:38PM
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Taxus canadensis in my arboretum. 30 years old.

Taxus canadensis foliage

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 11:29AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Interesting Clement yours could be a different clone
from mine.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 12:40PM
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salicaceae(z8b FL)

It grows where i grew up in Ohio. It grew as large prostrate shrubs covering entire steep hillsides and cliffs where the deer can't get them. they grew under Betula allegheniensis, Fagus grandifolia, Tsuga canadensis and Acer saccharum on north facing slopes.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2011 at 8:45PM
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