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Pacific Yew, Western Yew
Taxus brevifolia

Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus (TAKS-us) (Info)
Species: brevifolia (brev-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Black Diamond, Washington

Blaine, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 13, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

The cancer-fighting substance/drug -Taxol - is derived from the bark of this tree. It has been used for fighting cancer since the 1960s.