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
As with all taxus, all parts of the plant are poisonous except the mostly bitter, red arils.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge