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Taxus cuspidata/Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata / Taxus cuspidata
Broad mounding shrub that has been pruned severely
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Broad mounding shrub that has been pruned severely

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Scientific Name: Taxus cuspidata
Common Name: Japanese Yew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is an evergreen shrub that will eventually grow quite tall and spreading. The needles are dull green on the upper sides and paler green on the undersides. The shrub is sometimes used as a single specimen or grouped to form a privacy hedge. Taxus species grow best in fertile, well drained soil with sunlight most of the day. However, they are basically tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions.