Boone County Arboretum
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Union, Kentucky 41091
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Cultural Details for Taxus cuspidata

Common Name:
Japanese Yew

Growth Rate:
Slow

Average Mature Height:
10-40’

Average Mature Width:
40-50’ cultivars are usually smaller

Flower Details:
Dioecious, bloom March-April

Fruit Details:
Oviod .33” long hard aril red

Fall Color:
Evergreen

Bark Details:
Old tree-like specimens have reddish brown exfoliating scales

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Japan

Other Features:
It endures the dust and smoke of city atmospheres, withstands any amount of pruning, form is of an irregular habit

Culture and Care:
There is a large mass of roots which enables successful transplanting, prefers moist, sandy loam, well-drained, sun or shade

This plant was blooming:
4/1/2005 - 4/8/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 15

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu