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Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata
Leaves of Japanese Yews
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Black vine weevil, mites and root rot are problems. Poorly drained soils can be very damaging to yews, especially newly planted ones.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 10-40 Feet
Mature Width: 0 Feet
Features: Evergreen foliage; red fruit on female plants (foliage and the seed within the fruit are both toxic).
Culture: Full sun to fairly deep shade; well-drained soil is essential.
Cultivars:
  • 'Capitata' - Pyramidal form, can grow to 40 feet tall.
  • 'Densa' - 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide.
  • 'Nana' - 10-15 feet tall, twice as wide.
Mature Form: Varies by cultivar
Native To: Japan, Korea, Manchuria
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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