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      Taxus brevifolia
    Pacific Yew ( Western Yew )
       Evergreen Tree
HEIGHT:20 - 30 feet
SPREAD:10 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Small tree or shrub; needles in two rows; shiny, dark green above, pale beneath; branches horizontal or drooping; needs a well-drained site; a source of taxol used in cancer treatment.
LIMITATIONS:Red fleshy fruit is poisonous; protect from wind; limited availability.
ORIGIN:In Alaska on only a few islands near Ketchikan; British Columbia through western Washington to central California, northern Idaho and northwest Montana.
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The information for this Evergreen Tree (77) was last updated on: 2011-01-14 17:33:06
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