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Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Fairly drought tolerant. Seeds are poisonous.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Taxaceae

Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

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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