Canada Yew

Canada Yew Taxus CanadensisCanada yew (Taxus canadensis) is mainly found in northeast Iowa but can also be found in Van Buren County.

Habitat: Found on moist wooded steep slopes and rocky embankments

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