Florida Torreya
Torreya taxifolia

Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Torreya (TOR-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: taxifolia (taks-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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)

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

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bristol, Florida

Madison, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Helen, Georgia

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Asheville, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 8, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A very rare and threatened needled evergreen with a tiny native range in Florida.

A new fungal canker disease appears to be responsible for its failure to reproduce in the wild, and is said to have been spread by well-intended but not well-informed efforts to rescue and re-wild this endangered species further north (as a response to climate change). http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/PDIS-10-10-070...

In their wisdom, some taxonomists have have renamed this species Taxus taxifolia.