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Native Plant Guide

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Taxus brevifolia

Evergreen Tree

Height: 40 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Slow growing, beautiful evergreen foliage. Fruits (resemble red huckleberries) are eaten by wildlife, but are toxic to people.

Keywords: birds, conifer (evergreen), fruit, red, slow, upright