Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.

Japanese Yew

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: Spencer, R. (1995). Taxaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'

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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Taxaceae
genus       Taxus L.