SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA, Stanford, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA
Fairly drought tolerant. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Europe, Africa and Asia.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Red Aril, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 9 and 14 - 24; A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mealy Bugs, Scales and Spider Mites, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Hedged or Topiary.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Taxus baccata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/taxus-baccata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI