A variable species with habit ranging from pyramidal to
columnar, to broadly spreading or mounding. Hardy to zone 4, Japanese yews are
excellent for massing or in a hedge. They have the same cultural needs as the
species and with age they develop an attractive red-brown bark that peels off
in thin strips.
A very common, broadly pyramidal form
reaching 20 feet high and 10 feet wide. Must be pruned when young to develop a
dense habit. Maintains deep green color year-round.