- Common Name(s):
- Japanese plum yew, Spreading plum yew
Drought and heat tolerant; best Taxus for the south.
Wildlife Value: This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
- 5-10 ft.
- Linear, spirally arranged, sharply tapered leaves; 1-2 in. long; lustrous dark green; holds color well in winter unless exposed to full sun and wind
- Non-showy flowers enclosed in a bract on male plants; olive-like fruit on female plants
- Partial shade to shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates dry, sandy, or clay soil
- Medium to fine
- Spreading, rounded form; normally wider than tall
- 5-14 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1470