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Taxus canadensis

Also called Ground Hemlock


More About Taxus canadensis

  • Slow-growing, compact, dense, spreading, flat-topped habit
  • Low maintenance spreader suitable for use as a ground cover
  • Narrow, short-stalked, dark green needles
  • Small, round, fleshy, red berries on mature stems

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

 As with all taxus, all parts of the plant are poisonous except the mostly bitter, red arils.

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm
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Canadian Yew Growing and Maintenance Tips

A native evergreen tolerating heavy pruning, making it ideal for hedges, foundation plantings, ground covers, or bank retention. Little tolerance for salt. 


Taxus canadensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Habit

Prostrate
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Taxus canadensis

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Juniperus communis

Common Juniper

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Paxistima canbyi

Mountain Lover