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Taxus cuspidata

'Thayerae'


Thayerae Spreading Japanese Yew




Origin:  Thayer Estate, Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States of America.
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A slow growing, broadly spreading Japanese yew cultivar. Its deep green foliage makes it a nice choice for a low lying hedge in any landscape. Its hardiness in harsh climates and pollution tolerance makes it an integral part of most landscapes.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Taxaceae
Genus
Taxus
Species
cuspidata
Cultivar
'Thayerae'
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 7a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-35 -(-12)
Temperature (°F)
(-30) - 10
Height
3 m
Spread
5 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
Taxus cuspidata 'Thayerae' is a slow-growing, large coniferous shrub with reddish brown bark.
Landscape
This hardy, low spreading cultivar makes an excellent hedge. Fast shoot regeneration allows for intense pruning..
Cultivation
Well-drained, moist acidic soil in full sun to partial shade. Regular pruning is recommended as the plants regenerative rate is quite high.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Large, broadly spreading hedge or small tree with an average height of 2-3 m. Foliage is dark green on top and yellowish underneath. Characteristic reddish brown bark and 'V'-shaped needles.
Pests
Aphids may be problematic. Very susceptible to wet feet.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Bark/Stem Description
Rough, scaly and reddish-brown.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Leaf buds are green with ridged scales. Females are pointy and males rounded.
Leaf Description
Needle-like, 2 cm long and linear with 2 ranked fascicles forming a definitive 'V'-like shape. Yellowish on the underside and spirally arranged.
Fruit Description
Cones are highly evolved, each one consists of a single seed 4-8 mm long, partially surrounded by a fleshy red aril.
Notable Specimens
Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, United States of America. The Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Hardwood cuttings should be taken in late autumn and misted intermittently at a soil temperature of 70°-75°F, rooting takes 10-14 weeks.
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