Help Indentifying tree


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Old 03-05-19, 12:20 PM
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Help Indentifying tree

Hi everyone,
I need a little help identifying this tree / shrub? the previous owner planted it in front of the house but I'm constantly trimming it because it blocks the part of the sidewalk . so I'm planning to relocate it but wondering what species and how tall and wide will it grow? I'm located in Maryland.
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Old 03-05-19, 04:39 PM
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Looks like a Yew. One of my least favorite shrubs. They can pretty quickly get out of control and tend to just get bigger and bigger. Some varieties can reach 10 feet tall, usually no more than 6 ft diameter... if left to grow that big. Most people hack them back now and then.

There is a good chance that when you go to transplant it you won't get a big enough root ball and will kill it. No big loss, IMO.
 
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Old 03-05-19, 06:24 PM
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I agree it looks like Yew to me as well. That is not a good spot for that shrub. You need something that is small and compact.
 
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Old 03-05-19, 07:38 PM
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thanks for your responses. I searched "Yew shrub" but I have some doubts . my tree does not produce any type of berry and also the "leaves" are quite hard to the touch. I was thinking this was some type of small cypress
 
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Old 03-05-19, 07:41 PM
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Its a yew. Only the female plants have berries. Greenhouses generally only cultivate the male ones.
 
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Got it. thanks for the info.
 
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Old 03-06-19, 06:20 AM
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I agree about the shrub that's there now. You probably won't be able to save it and it really needs to be removed. After removing it consider using that bed for flowers or other small plants. There are some very small dwarf varieties of shrub that might be OK for 10-15 years but eventually even those will get too big for the space so flowers or ground covers would be a better choice.
 
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I agree with it's a yew and it's too close to the house for that particular type. We like yews. They stay green all year and the right type in the right space improves the landscape
 
 

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