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Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

More About Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

  • Semi-upright, pyramidal, conical habit
  • Nearly vertical branches ascend upward
  • 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:

250-300 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm
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Clipped Pyramidal 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. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' 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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit

Habit

Conical
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Topiary
Specimen
Screening (privacy)

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