Anglojap Yew
Taxus x media 'Hicksii'

Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus (TAKS-us) (Info)
Species: x media (MEED-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hicksii
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Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Castro Valley, California

Chicago, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Piedmont, Missouri

Roslyn, New York

Yonkers, New York

Cheshire, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

Johnson City, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted mine about 4 months ago, in morning shade, some afternoon sun, I wasn't sure it was going to make it at first, it would start weeping by afternoon, now that it's taken hold, it's fine. I love the way it looks and is filling out to hide my neighbors trash, and it is soft to the touch.

Positive

On Sep 19, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Hicksii" is a hybrid of Japanese and English yew species. It is female and bears the red seed capsules in late summer and early autumn. It has dark green, soft, linear leaves, and an upright form. It can be sheared to form a hedge. Growth is fairly narrow, about 2 feet wide on my 4 foot tall plant. Growing mine in deep shade. Great for adding to winter bouquets and wreaths; very longlasting. Sometimes it even makes roots if I arrange in foam.