Chinese Yew Fact Sheet

Family:  Taxaceae - Yew family
Latin name:  Taxus chinensis
Common name:  Chinese yew
Taxus chinensis form and habit photo in winter Taxus chinensis close up of multistemmed trunk. Chinese Yew close up photo of bark Chinese Yew photo showing pollen-bearing cones. Chinese Yew close up of leaves Chinese Yew branch and cones Chinese Yew fruit has a red open ended aril. A portion of the fruit may remain afer the seed and fleshy portion have fallen from the plants. . Taxus chinensis  close up of underside of leaves with remainer of fruit in tacts. Chinese Yew close up of leaves

Chinese yews re a multi-stemmed, conifers.

The photos on this page are from three different trees.

The photo of bark if from one of the trunks of a tree at the top of Frost Hill. There are two younger trees in the China section of the Arboretum . These were propogated from cuttings of the older tree.

Yews are dioecious, with staminate (male) pollen-bearing cones and pisillate (female) seed-bearing cones occuring on different trees.



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