Taxus floridana

Florida yew


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 25 ft    Width: to 15 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits


Recommended Uses: Use as a specimen plant either as a small tree or large shrub.
Considerations: Poisonous seeds and foliage for both humans and livestock. Difficult to establish in general landscapes.
Propagation: Seed or cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Slope forest. Rich wooded ravines and cedar swamps. It typically grows in groups of small trees (clones). This species can be seen planted at Torreya St. Pk. and wild at Appalachicola Bluffs and Ravines TNC Preserve.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This tree has male and female plants. Females have red berry-like cones. This species is extremely rare.