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Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

Posted by monkeytreeboy15 Zone 7b/8a (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 8, 12 at 18:05

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

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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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

are you pining for an answer???

ken


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

oak kay


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aureo speedwagon ....

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 ....


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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.


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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...


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

Nice puns, everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Edwin, here is a close-up of the plant in question:
Taxus baccata 'Aurescens'
Taxus baccata 'Aurescens'

Thanks again!

-Sam

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


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

Taxus cuspidata 'Aurescens'...


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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


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RE: Can Yew Help Me Answer a Question..

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

-Sam


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