Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.

Japanese Yew

Cultivar Aurescens Form

Cultivar Aurescens Form


Family: Taxaceae

Genus: Taxus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 4 to 7

Size: depends on cultivar, 10 to 40' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


A tree in its natural habitat but normally a shrub in cultivation. Prefers a moist well-drained soil. Needs shade in hotter climates.


'Aurescens' - Gold Flush - low-growing to 3' tall and wide, yellow new growth.


Published in Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(2): 230 in 1846. Native to Japan, Korea, China. Introduced in 1855 by Robert Fortune.

'Cuspidata' = having a sharp or stiff point.


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