Canadian Yew

Taxus canadensis

Also called Ground Hemlock

  • Slow-growing, compact, dense, spreading, flat-topped habit
  • Low maintenance spreader suitable for use as a ground cover
  • Narrow, short-stalked, dark green needles
  • Small, round, fleshy, red berries on mature stems

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
50-60 cm

SPREAD:
80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


A native evergreen tolerating heavy pruning, making it ideal for hedges, foundation plantings, ground covers, or bank retention. Little tolerance for direct sun. Even less tolerance for salt.

Additional Notes about Canadian Yew:


Native to Ontario

 As with all taxus, all parts of the plant are poisonous except the mostly bitter, red arils.

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