Taxus × media 'Hicksii'
Common name: 
Hicks Hybrid Yew
Hicks Imtermediate Yew
Pronunciation: 
TAKS-us MEE-di-a
Family: 
Taxaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen conifer, shrub, narrowly columnar, wider with age, 10-12 ft (3-4 m) tall, about 2-3 times taller than wide, top of plant wider than base, erect shoots.  Needles distinctly 2-ranked on lateral shoots, 25-30 mm long, 3 mm wide, glossy dark green above, light green below.  Apparently female (typical red fruit) and male forms (without fruit).
  • Sun or part shade.  Grows best in fertile, moist soil with good drainage.  A popular yew.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4  Developed from seed of Taxus cupidata 'Nana' in about 1900 at a New York nursery.  Several forms in the trade.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northside of Burt Hall, west computer wing.
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