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Yew

Botanical Name
Taxus species
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 7
Height
3 to 40 feet
Width
4 to 20 feet
Flowers
Dioecious, male globose, female stalked and conical
Fruit
Red fleshy cone
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap or container
  • Declines in wet soil
  • Tolerates shearing
Problems
Foliage is poisonous to many animals, mealybugs, black vine weevil, twig blight, winter damage
Varieties
  • Taxus x media 'Hicksii' - good hedging yew
  • Taxus x media 'Bean Pole' - 8' tall by 8" wide
  • Taxus x media 'Chadwickii' - winter tolerant, low spreading form
  • Taxus cuspidata 'Aurescens' - 3' rounded, bright green new foliage aging to green

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