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Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' (Japanese yew 'Capitata')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9m
Max height
6m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Other names

Japanese yew 'Capitata'

Genus

Taxus Taxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Capitata' _ 'Capitata' is a conical, slow-growing, evergreen tree with linear, needle-like, spiny-tipped, dark green leaves. brighter when young, and insignificant flowers followed by soft, spherical, red fruit on female plants.


Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' is: Evergreen

Habit

Conical

Toxicity

Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic if eaten.

Flower

Yellow-brown, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' (Japanese yew 'Capitata') will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Other names

Japanese yew 'Capitata'

Genus

Taxus Taxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Capitata' _ 'Capitata' is a conical, slow-growing, evergreen tree with linear, needle-like, spiny-tipped, dark green leaves. brighter when young, and insignificant flowers followed by soft, spherical, red fruit on female plants.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Conical

Toxicity

Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-brown, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata' (Japanese yew 'Capitata') will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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