Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Daily Inspiration

Taxus baccata
'Amersfoort'
(picture courtesy of www.atouchofgreen-gardenwebshop.nl)

We just recently began to carry this unusual specimen yew. Unlike other yews, 'Amersfoort' produces short, flat, oval needles on stiff, dark-green, outward-spreading branches. It's also a fairly slow growing shrub at 6-12" per year. The wonderful part about slow-growing specimens is that you can easily mold and shape them to maintain specific shapes, but this yew is equally stunning grown in its natural form. If you are a collector of unusual specimens, consider adding this one to your space!



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