Canada 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