Taxus cuspidata 'Amersfoort'
Common name: 
Amersfoort Yew
Pronunciation: 
TAKS-us cu-pi-DA-ta
Family: 
Taxodiaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Taxus baccata 'Amersfoot'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, dwarf shrub, growing about 1-15 cm (2.5-6 inches) per year.  Leaves (needles) short, flat, stiff, oval, dark green and outward spreading.
  • Sun or shade
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6
  • Amersfoort: a city in Holland.  According to Krüssmann (1985) the plant was developed in France, but discovered by a Boskoop nursery and planted at the Amersfoort Hospital.  It was first thought to be a Podocapus but upon a close anatomical inspection determined to be a Taxus baccata.  However, a recently reverted specimen in The Netherlands, made it quite obvious that this cultivar belongs in Taxus. cuspidata, Japanese Yew (Amer. Conifer Soc.).
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: southwest Weatherford Hall.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • branches, needles

    branches, needles

  • bark: twig, branch and trunk

    bark: twig, branch and trunk