Western Yew



(Aka Taxus brevifolia | Pacific Yew)

A low spreading evergreen conifer shrub or small tree, 5 to 15 metres tall.

Western Yew berries

Western Yew berries


It ranges from southernmost Alaska south to central California. The berries are beautiful but toxic.

Western Yew needles

Western Yew needles


The anti-cancer drug taxol comes from the bark of the Yew.

Rose coloured underbark

Rose coloured underbark


Notes
1. For a complete and detailed description of this tree, click here.

2. Savary's high bank cliffs are a favourite site for Western Yews. The tree is just one of several plants recommended for erosion control on bluff crests.
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