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HEIGHT:10 - 40 feet
SPREAD:3 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Attractive narrow-leaved evergreen; dark green foliage, often pruned as a hedge; needs well-drained soil; sun or shade. Grows to 40' in native habitat but many cultivars are dwarf or shrub form.
LIMITATIONS:Subject to wind burn and spider mites; limited to climates similar to Kodiak; red fleshy berries are poisonous; heavily browsed by deer in other parts of the U.S. Taxus canadensis is hardier, but availability is limited.
HARDINESS: SC, SE (Zone 4)
ORIGIN: Japan, Korea, Manchuria
CULTIVARS:See entry under Evergreen Shrub.
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The information for this Evergreen Tree (342) was last updated on: 2011-01-14 19:44:29
     
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