CANADA YEW - TAXUS CANADENSIS

Canada yew

Common Name: Canada yew, ground hemlock, American yew

Scientific Name: 
Family:
Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus
Species: canadensis

Hardiness Zone: 4
Height: 1 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 6 ft

Description: Canada yew is found in cool and wet envirionments that have old growth  conditions. It needs a shady microclimate. Canada yew is extremely intolerant of browsing from deer and moose. English yew (T. baccata) and Japanese yew (T. cuspidata) are both less cold hardy than Canada yew. Varieties of Canada yew can be sold for horticultural use.
 

Canada yew form
Canada yew foliage