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Old 10-28-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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I saw this a week or so ago, at the Virginia Tech campus. Any ideas?
It was pruned as a hedge...about 4 feet high.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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A yew bush?
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I love these identification questions! That's what it looks like to me and I've only seen pictures. Yew.

yew - Google Images
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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That looks like a yew to me, also, but I've never realized they had such beautiful berries! That is so pretty. I see yews for sale at Wal-Mart occasionally around here, but I'm thinking I've read they don't do well in the deep South. Too bad, if that's true.....they're really pretty.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Interesting. I never considered how pretty they were until now. I just looked them up and found they are hardy in my state of Maine. Plans for next year?
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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Thanks all. I'll be looking for these at a nursery. They were absolutely gorgeous - they caught my eye as soon as I saw them.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I have some of those, Chessie, in my front yard. Mine don't get such pretty red berries, though. They're smaller and darker. We're ripping the bushes out next year--mine are pretty big. The ones in front of the garage are about eight feet deep in places. Our front yard will look a lot more open when they are gone.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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I have some of those, Chessie, in my front yard. Mine don't get such pretty red berries, though. They're smaller and darker. We're ripping the bushes out next year--mine are pretty big. The ones in front of the garage are about eight feet deep in places. Our front yard will look a lot more open when they are gone.
Hmmm...I wonder if there is a dwarf version? I'll have to look into that. I don't need anything huge!
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Japanese yew.

HowStuffWorks "Japanese Yew: A Profile of a Shade Plant"
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I love these identification questions! That's what it looks like to me and I've only seen pictures. Yew.

yew - Google Images
I do too! .. even though I'm never any help.

That's really pretty.
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