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Taxus floridana/Florida Yew

Taxus floridana / Taxus floridana
Slow and low growing this taxus is very rare
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Slow and low growing this taxus is very rare

Foliage resemble that of other taxus species

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Scientific Name: Taxus floridana
Common Name: Florida Yew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Florida yew is one of the rarest trees in the world and is only found along a 15-mile reach on the east side of the Apalachicola River between Chattahoochee and Bristol. Cold hardiness outside zone 8 is not known. It is moderately drought tolerant. Very difficult to obtain but could be used as an accent or speciment plant.