Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Yews are conifers, but they do not bear cones. Instead, they produce fleshy, scarlet (rarely yellow), cup-shaped, single-seeded, berrylike fruit. In general, yews are darker green, more formal looking, and more tolerant of shade and moisture than most cultivated conifers. Long lived; take much shearing and pruning, since they sprout from bare wood.
From Europe, north Africa, west Asia. Grows 25 to 40 ft. or taller, 15 to 25 ft.wide, with a broad, low crown. Needles are 1/2 to 1 1/2 in. long, dark green and glossy above, pale beneath; spirally arranged.Taxus cuspidata
In its native Japan, a tree to 50 ft. tall; in North America, usually seen as a compact, pyramidal tree that grows 10 to 25 ft. (possibly taller), half as wide. Can be kept lower by pinching new growth. Fruits heavily. This is the most useful yew in cold-winter areas east of Cascades. Will succeed in shaded areas of Rocky Mountain gardens. Needles are 1/2–1 in. long, dark green above, tinged yellowish beneath; usually arranged in two rows along twigs to make a flat or V-shaped spray.
Yews are conifers, but they do not bear cones. Instead, they produce fleshy, scarlet (rarely yellow), ...
Flat growing like ‘Massachusetts’ but not as wide spreading. Jade green leaves turn bronzy red in wint...
Graceful, open tree with stronglyweeping branches, deeply cutleaves. Sunburns in hot, dryweather.