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Taxus wallichiana mairei - Mair Yew Seed - Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Taxus wallichiana

var. mairei

Mair Yew

In Stock: 1.386 lb (Total:1.386lb)
  • Taxus wallichiana var. mairei

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1.39 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
1.39 lb
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Growing Info

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 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period 

Introducing Taxus wallichiana var. mairei Mair Yew, a very important medicinal species native to Southern China! Found in coniferous and mixed forests, thickets, deforested rocks, and open slopes at elevations ranging from 100-3500m (usually lower than var. chinensis), this tree produces linear, usually falcate leaves of varying size and thickness with a midvein of different color to stomatal band. Not papillate, or with papillae scattered on midvein or in 1-several lateral rows adjacent to stomatal band, margin is revolute. This species can be found in S Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, N Guangdong, N Guangxi, Guizhou, W Henan, W Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, E Yunnan, Zhejiang, and possibly in N India, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Don't miss out on this unique and valuable tree!

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