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Taxus (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew) a Shrub or a Small Tree?

Planted in the 1980s by Jackie D’Angelo.

Taxus baccata, AKA the “YEW”  is a Small Tree, growing up to 25 feet, or less than a house, given enough time.

However, most people know this popular evergreen as a foundation shrub because it takes well to pruning.

Look for our our Taxus (yew) in the middle Section, where it is maturing nicely as a Small Tree.

Check out our Natural Bench at the north end of the arboretum… this bench was made from a 90+ year old specimen, form the estate of Joseph Curtain.

Click here to read more about our Natural Bench!

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