PlantsTaxus→Anglo-Japanese Yew (Taxus 'Wardii')

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 6 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

sheared specimen

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Location: Glen Ellyn, IllinoisDate: summer in 1970'ssheared specimen
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2019 1:02 PM

This is an old cultivar that was popular in the 1950's and 1960's and is still sometimes used. It grows as a sort of flat-topped, wide form. It is usually sheared as most yews and is usually seen as 3 to 4 feet high and a little wider. It is a female cultivar that bears the red arils over the seed. There is disagreement of it being hardy to Zone 4a versus Zone 5a from different sources.

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