Botanical Name: Taxus cuspidata
Common Name: Japanese Yew
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Caution: The leaves, bark and seeds of all yews are poisonous.
Height: 10-40' Spread: 10-25' Habit/Form: Pyramidal to spreading Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-7
Cultural Requirements: Best grown in sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Will not tolerate wet conditions. More tolerant of windy sites than other yews, but drying winds and reflecting sun can cause desiccation.
Ornamental Characteristics: Glossy, slightly leathery, dark green, 1-inch long needles on ascending branches. Fleshy red fruits (arils) resemble berries.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as a specimen, foundation plant, in groups, or sheared as a hedge. Many cultivars are available.
Birds Attracted: Cardinal, waxwing, thrushes, and many others.
Plant Appeal for Birds: Fruit ripens in August-November; nesting site; shelter.
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