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Pacific Yew

Pacific Yew Basics

Grows LikeTree
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFACU-, FACU

Pacific Yew Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGray-Green
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterDense
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateSlow
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)8
Height Mature feet40
Leaf RetentionYes
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityModerate

Pacific Yew Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)140
pH Minimum6.2
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)700
Precipitation Minimum24
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)36
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-18

Pacific Yew Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesYes
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound15600
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Pacific Yew Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryGymnosperm
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Pacific Yew

Pacific Yew grows like a Tree. Pacific Yew is an Perennial. Pacific Yew is Native to U.S.. Pacific Yew has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACU-, FACU. Spring and Summer is when Pacific Yew is actively growing. Pacific Yew is not an allelopath. Pacific Yew has a High C:N Ratio. Pacific Yew has a coppice potential of No. Pacific Yew is not fall conspicuous. Pacific Yew has Gray-Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Pacific Yew has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Pacific Yew has a Dense foliage porosity. Pacific Yew has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Pacific Yew are Brown. Seeds of Pacific Yew are Yes conspicuous. Pacific Yew grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Pacific Yew is Slow. The maximum height of Pacific Yew at 20 years is 8 feet. The mature height of Pacific Yew is 40 feet. The lifespan of Pacific Yew is Long. The shape and orientation of Pacific Yew is Erect. Pacific Yew is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Pacific Yew is not adapted to fine textured soils. Pacific Yew is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Pacific Yew is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Pacific Yew is Low. Pacific Yew requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Pacific Yew is Medium. Pacific Yew requires a minimum of 140 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Pacific Yew is 6.2. The maximum pH of Pacific Yew is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Pacific Yew is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Pacific Yew is 700. The minimum Precipitation that Pacific Yew requires is 24. The maximum Precipitation that Pacific Yew can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Pacific Yew is 36 inches. The salininty tolerance of Pacific Yew is None. The shade tolerance of Pacific Yew is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Pacific Yew is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Pacific Yew requires is -18. The bloom period of Pacific Yew is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Pacific Yew is Contracting Only. The fruit seed abundance of Pacific Yew is Medium. The fruit seed period of Pacific Yew begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Pacific Yew ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Pacific Yew is Yes. Pacific Yew is propagated by bare roots. Pacific Yew is propagated by bulbs. Pacific Yew is propagated by container. Pacific Yew is not propagated by corms. Pacific Yew is not propagated by cuttings. Pacific Yew is propagated by seed. Pacific Yew is not propagated by sod. Pacific Yew is not propagated by sprig. Pacific Yew is not propagated by tubers. Pacific Yew can generally yield 15600 seeds per pound of seeds. Pacific Yew has a Slow seed spread rate. Pacific Yew has a Low seedling vigor. Pacific Yew has a Low seedling vigor. Pacific Yew does not have a small grain. Pacific Yew has a None vegatative spread rate. Pacific Yew does not have a berry/nut seed product. Pacific Yew is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Pacific Yew does not make a good fodder product. Pacific Yew does not make a good fuel wood product. Pacific Yew does not make a good lumber product. Pacific Yew does not make a naval store product. Pacific Yew is not palatable to browse animals. Pacific Yew is not palatable to grazing animals. Pacific Yew is not palatable to humans. Pacific Yew does not make a pulpwood product. Pacific Yew does not make a veneer product. Pacific Yew is of the category, Gymnosperm.
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