• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth 25 to 30 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:TAKS-us kus-pi-DAY-ta
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth 25 to 30 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Special features:Attractive Bark
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    All species of this genus are poisonous. One American species is the source of the cancer drug, Taxol. In England yew trees were restricted to church yards where they were not subject to livestock grazing, which caused many animal deaths in the past. Interestingly, deer may graze on them, unaffected. Birds are also attracted to the fruit, which they eat without consequence, as the flesh is not toxic to most, and the seed passes through intact.