Japanese Yew


The Japanese Yew is a very diverse plant. It can be pruned into a hedge or allowed to grow into a tree. Although it is versatile it is also known to have poisonous qualities, please keep this in mind when looking at this plant.


Common Name: Japanese Yew

Type: evergreen

Family: Podocarpaceae

Native Range: Japan, Korea, Northeast China

Zone: 8-11

Height: 30-40 ft

Spread: 20-25 ft

Bloom Time: spring

Bloom Description: yellow

Sun. partial sun/ shade or full sun

Water: low

Maintenance:  low-medium depending on desired use

Suggested Use:

Flower: inconspicuous 

Leaf: Simple, green, rounded needle-like

Fruit: fleshy, purple, inconspicuous