Dark green needles cover an irregular, spreading habit with arching branches and erect new growth. They may produce a red berry with toxic, black seeds.
Mature taxus species have the ability to regrow from old wood, so older specimens can be rejuvenated in the garden.
A versatile evergreen tolerating heavy pruning, making it ideal for hedges, screens, foundation plantings and topiary landscapes. It can also be left unpruned for a softer textured landscape. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.