Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:14
Further to my post about taxus Coppershine I received a phone call from Bressingham Gardens today. After a discussion with Adrian Bloom it seems I may have Corleys Copper Tip and was possibly a name change from Coppershine. Apparently Coppershine sounded "familiar". This conifer was bought some 30 plus years ago when Bressingham had several hundred different varieties .....conifers then were highly popular.....including some presented by individuals for Bressimgham to trial and market. However, there is a possibility that my Coppershine may indeed be different and simply overlooked .....economic demand, etc.......
salino suggested Corleys Copper Tip and the descriptions match, almost. Bressingham have asked me to send a photo. There are differences though I think.
i did (joke) that there must be some money in it for me if Coppershine is different enough...I think may be......so I hope nobody else out there has one
when I plant shrubs, conifers eto I always slightly bury the label so I will attempt to excavate. A label will mean I'm in the money.
So, I will meanwhile recommend Taxus baccatta Corleys Copper Tip