Hicks Yew (Taxus 'Hicksii')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Taxus x media

General Plant Information (Edit)
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

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Comments:
Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Nov 3, 2018 11:13 AM

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.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2019 12:36 PM

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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