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Taxus floridana

Photo by Michael A. Dirr.

Yew, Florida

This is a very rare conifer that is restricted to the Apalachicola River area in northwest Florida. It is a shrub or small tree requiring moisture, but good drainage. Taxus is generally a cool climate plant so this Florida species may represent a relic of the ice age.  It has needle-leaf aromatic foliage and seed with fleshy red aril like other Yews.  It seems to grow well in semi shade with neutral or somewhat alkaline soil.  This is a rare and rarely offered species.

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Height
15-20 Feet

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Spread
15-20 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Properties
Well-drained
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Part Shade