Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Anglo-Jap Yew

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Medium Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Taxus x media Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Yew
  • Related Cultivars:

    Taxus x media 'Densiformis'
    Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
    Taxus x media 'Tautonii'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: dependent on cultivar
  • Habit: Dependant on Cultivar
  • Culture:

    Adaptable, but very intolerant of poor drainage. Full sun to shade, although the foliage may be damaged if exposed to excessive winter sun and win

  • Notes:

    A hybrid between the Japanese yew and English yew (T. baccata) that is very similar to, and difficult to distinguish from the Japanese yew. Like the Japanese yew, its cultivars offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

  • Taxus usage:

    All Taxus should be used with prudence near populations of white-tailed deer and farm livestock, as they are relished by the former and fatal to the later.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Yews (Taxus) may be sheared to give a formal look when used as a hedge, or may be trimmed for a more natural appearance as shown here. Cut back the most vigorous shoots inside the body of the plant where they meet another branch. This type of pruning may be done lightly at anytime of the year, but heavy pruning is best done between early spring and Mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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