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Taxus species

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Seed experiences double dormancy: chip and sow, leave at 70F/21C for 3 months, then chill 3 months 70F/21C, and grow warm again. Refrigerate again if no germination in 3 months. Or sow outside, allowing several seasons to sprout, best in cold frame. Just cover, light needed to germinate. Well-draining soil, consistent moisture until established, good light, though some shade may be tolerated. Protect from strong winds or scorching sun

Grow also from cuttings taken early in new year, or late in summer and rooted with #3 rooting hormone. Air layering may be done in summer. Used for bonsai

Taxus baccata, the English or common yew, tolerates alkali soils, and is hardy zones 5-9. Taxus cuspidata, the Japanese yew, zone 4-7

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