General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Japanese Yew

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 12, 2017 7:16 PM concerning plant:
    The regular or straight or mother species of the Japanese Yew in the USA is a large, spreading, shrub-tree from around 15 to 20 feet, even 25 feet, high and growing wider. Back in Japan it can be a large pyramidal tree over 50 feet high. Specimens of the mother species are infrequently found in old landscapes, arboretums, or estates in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England. I've liked to limb up the shrub with pruning to show forth the flaky-scaly brown bark with a slight orange tinge. If it is pruned or sheared constantly when younger, it can be found to be as low as 4 or 5 feet high.

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