Anglo-Japanese Yew (Taxus 'Densiformis')

Also sold as:
Taxus x media

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: 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: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 5 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Parentage: Taxus cuspidata x Taxus baccata

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2019 10:47 AM

This Dense Anglo-Japanese Yew is an old cultivar at least from the 1960's, but probably older than that, which is still the most common cultivar that I have seen planted in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the USA. It is supposed to be a female cultivar that bears the red fleshed seeds, but oftentimes I don't see any on many plants from lack of any male plants being around. Its form is dense with good foliage where the needles are more spiral around the twigs like the English Yew parent. It is sold by most any conventional nursery. Unfortunately, like just about all bush yews, it is poorly sheared into green lumps by most homeowners or landscape companies. If one uses hand pruners to cut deeply into the plant, not below the green zone into any brown unneedled wood, one can have a lovely, still roundish form that is not too big, and without shearing.

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