A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Taxus (yews) are among the most popular evergreens for foundation plantings and hedges in the landscape. The Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata), English yew (T. baccata) and a hybrid between these species known as Anglojap yew (T. media) are the most widely planted species with many available cultivars. Taxus is a popular landscape species because of its slow, compact habit of growth, lush green foliage, wide diversity of forms and resistance to pest problems. Occasionally, taxus plantings will fail and the cause usually can be traced to an environmental or cultural problem.