Japanese Yew Taxus cuspidata Capitata

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Botanical Name:

Taxus cuspidata Capitata

Family:

Taxaceae

Genus:

Taxus

Species:

cuspidata

Cultivar:

Capitata

Common Name:

Japanese Yew

Seeds Per Pound:
11,270
Quantity:
0.04 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
24
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
Japan
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.04 lb
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  • Taxus cuspidata Capitata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days +, cold stratify for 60 days +.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, cover seedbed with some shade, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Taxus cuspidata ( Japanese Yew or Spreading Yew ) is a member of the genus Taxus , native to Japan , Korea , northeast China and the extreme southeast of Russia . more...
* 'Capitata' is a tree form often used for screening and hedging in the East and Midwest. The habit is pleasingly pyramidal.
Usually of conical form, Hortus says it's the typical species.
* Modern research has shown that yew trees contain the substance 'taxol' in their shoots and bark. Taxol has shown exciting potential as an anti-cancer drug, particularly in the treatment of ovarian cancers. This remedy is very toxic and, even when used externally, should only be used under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov