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Taxus cuspidata

More About Taxus cuspidata

  • Semi-upright, broad, rounded habit
  • Nearly vertical branches arching outward
  • Narrow, short-stalked, dull green needles
  • Small, round, fleshy, red berries on mature stems
  • Extremely low tolerance for wet, poorly drained conditions

Interesting Notes:

Mature taxus species have the ability to regrow from old wood, so older specimens can be rejuvenated in the garden. 

Zone:

4

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

200-250 cm
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Japanese Yew Growing and Maintenance Tips

A versatile evergreen tolerating heavy pruning, making it ideal for hedges, screens, foundation plantings and topiary landscapes. It can also be left unpruned for a softer textured landscape. 


Taxus cuspidata Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Fruit

Habit

Rounded
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Foundation planting
Specimen
Screening (privacy)
Topiary

 Suitable Substitutions for Taxus cuspidata

Get more info on Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Clipped Pyramidal Japanese Yew