Scientific Name: Taxus baccata Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:English yew Texture:Fine
Family Name:TaxaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Africa, Europe, Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Simple, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), (Accessory tissue), Red
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Sheared hedge
Key ID Features:Medium sized tree 10-20 m tall (unless a cultivar); leaves needle-like glossy, flat, emerge light green then changing to dark green, 2-3(-4) cm long x 2-3 mm wide; male cones or fruit-like female cones each with a fleshy red aril nearly fully surrounding a single green seed, oval 8-15 mm long, bright red; male cones on separate plants, 3-6 mm round, yellow-brown. (Conifers.org)