(Aka Taxus brevifolia | Pacific Yew)
A low spreading evergreen conifer shrub or small tree, 5 to 15 metres tall.
Western Yew berries
It ranges from southernmost Alaska south to central California. The berries are beautiful but toxic.
Western Yew needles
The anti-cancer drug taxol comes from the bark of the Yew.
Rose coloured underbark
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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