A wide tree to 10-15 m tall in the wild, generally shrub-like in cultivation. Leaves upright, parting in a "v" shape, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, linear, straight or curved, dark green, pale brown below. Cone with fleshy red aril.
Japan, Korea, China.
TAS: Hobart (Tasmanian Royal Bot. Gds).
Source: (1995). Taxaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Eventually an irregular, widespreading bush to 3 m or so tall. Leaves close together and angled upwards. Sent from Japan by Dr von Siebold to Leiden, Germany in 1861.