Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)October 8, 2012

So, I am unsure what the proper name is for this one golden yew I have in the garden...

Here are the possibilities:

1. Taxus baccata 'Nana Aurescens'

2. Taxus baccata 'Aurescens'

3. Taxus cuspidata 'Nana Aurescens'

4. Taxus cuspidata 'Aurescens'

Are there two different cultivars? 'Nana Aurescens' being slower-growing than regular 'Aurescens'?

Or is the 'Nana' an unnecessary part of the name which has subsequently been shortened to simply 'Aurescens'?

Also, are there two separate species with the same cultivar name, or did someone get baccata and cuspidata mixed up along the line?

Thank you knowledgeable folk for your help!

-Sam

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

are you pining for an answer???

ken

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:09PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Hahaha Ken...
Yes, I am in fact "pining for an answer" because I am including this plant in my 4th album dedicated to conifers on the Albers Vista Gardens Facebook page (see link), and I wanted to insure that I had it correct before it was published.
I think it's Taxus baccata 'Aurescens', but I just wanted to double-check.

-Sam

Here is a link that might be useful: Albers Vista Gardens on Facebook

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:15PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

oak kay

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:02PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

perhaps its aureo speedwagon ....

of course.. i wonder if the boy is old enough for that one.. lol ...

i know where i was in 72 and 81 .. lol ..

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: nice hair ....

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:05PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Sam, I want to help you with the right ID, but for this I need some close up pics.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 2:16AM
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pineresin

Why do you tax us with questions like this?

That plant needs sprucing up a bit so you can cedar shape better. But if you prefir it the way it is, let it be.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 6:46AM
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jimbobfeeny(5a IN)

Someone once said, "pun is the lowest form of wit".

Juniper in the bud before it got any further?

Sorry, that one was stretching it a bit...

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 9:51AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Nice puns, everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Edwin, here is a close-up of the plant in question:

Thanks again!

-Sam

Here is a link that might be useful: Albers Vista Gardens Conifers

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 2:53AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Taxus cuspidata 'Aurescens'...

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 5:58AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

ah ha..

you were on the 'cusp of data' ... with your quest for knowledge ...

it did 'tax us' quite thoroughly ....

you are welcome for my help .. lol ..

once i knocked you down with this inanity .. i had to keep coming back and bringing you to the top of the posts.. figuring joy would come along and give you the info you wanted ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 7:23AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Haha Thanks, guys.
So, the Nana is unnecessary, and it is cuspidata.

-Sam

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 12:38PM
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