yew - Taxaceae Taxus spp.

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Taxonomy

FamilyTaxaceae
GenusTaxus
Speciesspp.
Common Nameyew
iTree CodeTAXUS

Plant Form

FormTree or shrub: species dependent
Height0 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagedark green upper, light green/yellow under; flat with pointed tipLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles1
Barkthin, flaky plates, red/brown
Budspecies dependentBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigflexible, yellow/green
Flowermale and female typically on different plants (dioecious)
Fruitfleshy, red cups (aril) surrounding a bluish seed
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin5.0SoilIntolerant
Max6aMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginDifferent for the various Spp.