Identification: Fat needles, yellow margins

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This narrow little tree or shrub has needles that are relatively fat for a conifer, with nice yellow margins. It was in an ornamental planting in the Stanley Park Rose Garden, photographed last year. There is a thread now in which someone is looking for a hedge, and now I realize I never got an ID for this (or I hope I didn't). It looks sort of like a Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata' photo I see, but maybe the leaves here are a bit fatter, and they seem legitimately variegated, though it wouldn't be the first time I've gone on about some sick thing being beautifully variegated.

    What is it, and is this really a variegated cultivar? Thanks.
     
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    Needles too big for yew?
     
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