Yews - brown's or hicks?

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Yews - brown's or hicks?

Post by Emeral » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 00:48:32



I bought a couple of small potted yews that were labeled "Brown's Yew".
 These have red berries   on them, which  is one of the reasons  they
appealed to me.  However the information I have
googled up does not mention anything about Brown's yew having berries.
Quote:
>From the pics I've seen, mine look more like Hick's yew, which do have

berries.  I think they were mislabled.   I'm guessing that I need a
male to keep the berries coming, is this correct?  Also, can I prune
them
 now to make them more identical?  I've transplanted them into pots
which will be kept on my front porch.  Thanks for any help.
Em
 
 
 

Yews - brown's or hicks?

Post by Emeral » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 23:57:42


Quote:

> I bought a couple of small potted yews that were labeled "Brown's Yew".
>  These have red berries   on them, which  is one of the reasons  they
> appealed to me.  However the information I have
> googled up does not mention anything about Brown's yew having berries.
> >From the pics I've seen, mine look more like Hick's yew, which do have
> berries.  I think they were mislabled.   I'm guessing that I need a
> male to keep the berries coming, is this correct?  Also, can I prune
> them
>  now to make them more identical?  I've transplanted them into pots
> which will be kept on my front porch.  Thanks for any help.
> Em

Bumping  in hope of reply.  Thanks.

Em

 
 
 

Yews - brown's or hicks?

Post by Vox Human » Sun, 27 Nov 2005 01:01:56



Quote:

> > I bought a couple of small potted yews that were labeled "Brown's Yew".
> >  These have red berries   on them, which  is one of the reasons  they
> > appealed to me.  However the information I have
> > googled up does not mention anything about Brown's yew having berries.
> > >From the pics I've seen, mine look more like Hick's yew, which do have
> > berries.  I think they were mislabled.   I'm guessing that I need a
> > male to keep the berries coming, is this correct?  Also, can I prune
> > them
> >  now to make them more identical?  I've transplanted them into pots
> > which will be kept on my front porch.  Thanks for any help.
> > Em

I have a taxus hicksii - just one, and it gets berries. They are very
common, so it is likely that there are others in your neighborhood.  I also
prune mine to keep it to the desired size and shape.  If you are going to
pure it severely, I would wait until spring.