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Trees of Iowa: An Interactive Key

Canada yew
(Taxus canadensis)



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Hardiness: zone 4

Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate

Mature Shape:
Multi-stemmed shrub

Height:
5 feet

Width:
5 feet

Site Requirements:
Will grow in sandy, loamy, and clay soil. It is important for the soil to be well drained.

Flowering Dates: April - May

Seed Dispersal Dates: June - July

Seed Bearing Age: 30-35 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Warm stratification for 3-4 months at 60°F followed by prechilling for 2-4 months at 34°F to 40°F