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By Saiyuki

hants, United Kingdom Gb

Could someone help please. I would like to plant this but i'm not sure the dimensions it would grow to, or even the name of it.




Assuming it is the tree with the leaves in the foreground that you are referring to it is a Yew depending on which one it is will grow to a considerable size. Oh and the berries are extremely posinous

11 Sep, 2009


As Moongrower says, this is definitely Taxus, but can't tell the variety without seeing the whole plant to check its growth habit.

11 Sep, 2009


All parts of Yew are poisonous except the red flesh of the "berries" which is sweet. Don't swallow the seeds either!

11 Sep, 2009


Oops, better leave this one in the pot then. My wife has several such (trees?) grown in pots.

11 Sep, 2009


Unless you have a really large pot it wont survive in it for long. Taxus, the yew, is a tree ours are now well over 4 metres in height and are still quite young. Remember lots of garden plants and trees are toxic.

12 Sep, 2009


The pot it's in is around 500mm at the top tapering down to 400mm. It was given to my wife by my late father who had it in an old chimney pot.

It is now 800mm high with a 120mm spread, with the trunk at 50mm. It appears healthy with no visable damage anywhere though we've never seen berries on it.

We've had it for around 10 years when it was 300mm tall and half-dead.

12 Sep, 2009


There are smaller varieties of Yew with golden leaves, which is why I made the comment about not being able to see the whole plant to look at the growth habit. You may have a smaller cultivar there.

12 Sep, 2009


In Spring, take it out of the pot, trim the roots and put it back into the same pot with fresh compost, taking care to leave no air spaces around the roots.
After 4 weeks you can start to feed the tree with multi-purpose plant food 1/2 strength every two weeks.

19 Sep, 2009

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