General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 25 to 60 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Female yews produce attractive red, berry-like fruits, each containing a single seed surrounded by a fleshy red aril.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Topiary
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Common Yew
  • English Yew
  • European Yew

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 13, 2020 10:53 AM concerning plant:
    Until January of 2020, I never saw a straight species of English Yew. I unexpectantly came upon one specimen that was a large, wide-spreading shrub at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania, in a sheltered location among some Rhododendrons in USDA Zone 6b. It is native to Europe, western Asia, and far North Africa where it is usually a pyramidal tree about 30 to 85 feet high, though it can be a wide-spreading large shrub there also.
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Yew by valleylynn Jul 18, 2012 1:52 PM 6

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