Taxus floridana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Florida Yew


Plant Specifics

Size:to 25 ft tall by to 15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Red
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.


Recommended Uses:Use as a specimen plant either as a small tree or large shrub.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Birds and other animals eat the fruit.  Poisonous to humans and livestock.