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Japanese Yew

Taxus Cuspidata

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Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-7 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-25 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2-3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Taxus Cuspidata

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Perfect for privacy hedges and shaping

Japanese Yews are lively evergreens with thick foliage that grows together to create a solid wall to provide your yard and home with privacy. They will block your neighbors out with their thick, dense foliage.  

Because Japanese Yews can be heavily pruned without making a fuss they can be maintained as uniform hedges in smaller, compact areas like close to the home or to create borders. They respond so well to being shaped that many parks and arboretums use them as topiary specimens. 

Their light, soft foliage adds a beautiful textured look to the landscape as well as a lush green hue that stays vibrant all year. In the winter bright red ornamental berries emerge on the branches to add bursts of color to the winter scenery.

In the fall you can pick a few branches with red berries to use in wreaths or centerpieces for holiday décor. Also, the berries are a food source for birds, and it’s a delight to watch them hop from branch to branch, creating an entertaining wildlife show.

Japanese Yews are popular choices for stand-alone trees, or hedges because they are incredibly low maintenance. By being cold hardy to growing zone four they can withstand temperatures down to -30 degrees, and thrive under heavy layers of ice and snow.

They also have a high level of drought resistance and are shade tolerant. They will grow in urban areas without much sunlight and they won’t be affected by air pollution or smog. Nothing stops Japanese Yews from growing anywhere, in any shape. 

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Japanese Yew

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Japanese Yew .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Japanese Yew gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Japanese Yew again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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What is the preferred distance between Japanese Yew plantings if I am growing a hedge?
Ward A on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 5 feet apart.
How quickly do they grow?
Jeff M on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are slow growers at 6-10" per year.
Will deer try to eat the berries?
Deer hater on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are undesirable to deer. However if food is sparse pesky hungry deer will eat anything.
Will it survive in Las Vegas NV?
Craig F on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-7. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I just read this tree grows in sun or shade. We have a mostly shaded yard. Is this true?
B W on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Japanese Yew will grow in Full Sun to Partial Shade. It will need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.
I live in Redding Ca will they be fine to grow here?
Gary P on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-7. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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