Taxus × media 'Hicksii'
Hicks Hybrid Yew
Hicks Imtermediate Yew
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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' by Henry Hicks of Hicks nursery, Long Island, New York; introduced in 1900. Several forms in the trade.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northside of Burt Hall, west computer wing.