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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 12 Feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Topiary
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Toxicity: Other: All parts except the fleshy red seed coats are toxic if ingested.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Parentage: Nana x Taxus baccata
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Common names
  • Hicks Yew
  • Anglo-Japanese Yew
  • Anglojap Yew
Also sold as:
  • Taxus x media

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-03-18
Pollen cones.
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-04-02
"Taxus x media 'Hicksii', 2016, [Hicks Yew], TACKS-us MEED-ee-uh)
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-04-02
"Taxus x media 'Hicksii', 2016, [Hicks Yew], TACKS-us MEED-ee-uh)
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-02-21
"Taxus x media 'Hicksii', 2017, [Hicks Yew], TACKS-us MEED-ee-uh)
Location: Virginia
Date: 2017-05-05
Location: Thorndale, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-09-07
red arils and foliage
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Home
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-25
Location: Twisp
Date: 2016-06-12
Just planted from a 1 gallon pot
Location: Twisp
Date: 2016-06-12
The needles are soft, not prickly.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Comments:
  • Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Nov 3, 2018 11:13 AM concerning plant:
    Deer love to eat yew. I wish I had checked on that little fact before I planted this guy. Not only are they nibbling it right down, but now they're browsing on the other stuff in the immediate area. I couldn't figure out why the whole corner suddenly looked like a deer all-you-can-eat buffet.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2019 12:36 PM concerning plant:
    Hick's Yew is still a commonly sold cultivar of the Anglo-Japanese Yew that grows very upright and narrow into a columnar form. It is usually used as a sheared hedge. Most plants are female, bearing the red arils. It is very similar to the 'Hatfield' cultivar but grows even more narrow.
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