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Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'/Pyramidal Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' / Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'
Upright growth with pruning
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Upright growth with pruning

Dome form after pruning

Berrylike fruit with typical taxus foliage

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Scientific Name: Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'
Common Name: Pyramidal 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
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This is likely the most common of the cultivars available in the trade. With age it can grow quite tall and favors a fertile, well drained soil. In very cold winters the foliage of this selection will turn a bronze color. The form of this selection is pyramidal and the plant produces very dense foliage. This selection is often pruned into various forms like pyramids, domes, and ovals.