Cephalotaxus lanceolata other clone

blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)November 29, 2012

One of two clones of Cephalotaxus lanceolata I have.

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salicaceae(z8b FL)

Nice!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 1:30PM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Jason

Do you have a photo of your specimen?.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 3:16PM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

I wonder if you have the same problem with Cephalotaxus that I do.C. harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' was the slowest non-dwarf conifer I ever grew.Pathetic.Must have grown about 3" a year.It has a slow reputation, fine...I won't bother with it again.

More recently C. fortunei from Rarefind grows a little faster, but not much.I've had it since 2006 and it hasn't produced a tall shoot yet.Every year it increases its angle of attack toward the sky, but it's still only at about 40 degrees! Overall plant height still

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    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 3:20PM
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salicaceae(z8b FL)

Mine doesn't look that good, but I do have photos of specimens at ABG. The best species I have is C. wilsoniana - vigorous and nice tree form. I also have C. oliverii and C. mannii.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 9:31PM
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pineresin

Sounds like you're all suffering from vegetatively propagated specimens with no apical dominance, behaving as side branches. If you could get them to develop an erect trunk, they'd be better. Coppicing them should work, but it's a bit of a drastic action to take with such rare plants, with the worry that if it doesn't work it'll be fatal.

Seed-grown plants would be even better yet.

Resin

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 8:40AM
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nothotsuga

On the photo it's a Cephalotaxus fortunei.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 4:17PM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Here's one with apical dominance. Cephalotaxus harringtonia, 'Erecta'. Sounds like a social disease.
It seems to be a medium grower, not slow at all. I have had it three years from a one gallon pot.
Mike

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 6:14AM
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