Taxus cuspidata 'Amersfoort'
Taxus baccata 'Amersfoot'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.