SelecTree: Tree Detail
Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
Utility friendly tree.
Fairly drought tolerant. Seeds are poisonous.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Conical or Oval Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 25 feet.
Width: 6 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.
Leaves Linear, 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, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 6 and 14 - 17; A2, A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mealy Bugs, Scales and Spider Mites.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
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