Taxus baccata 10 PCS fresh seeds, Common yew, English yew tree

Oreshka seeds
Berry yew (lat. Taxus baccata), berry yew, European yew, green grass, negnyuchka, negnoy, mahogany.

An evergreen, slow-growing coniferous tree or shrub. The yew tree is a long-lived tree; specimens are known to have lived up to 4,000 years.

The bark is thin, reddish-brown in color, with peeling plates.

Yew leaves are linear, flat, leathery, located on short petioles.

Yews are usually dioecious. Male cones are round, single, sitting in the axils of the leaves on the underside of the shoot. Female generative organs are located in the same way. The seed is surrounded by a fleshy, juicy red shell - an aryllus (roof, acetum) in the form of a glass, with a diameter of 5-8 mm.

Yew seeds ripen in the current season, fall off in the fall and are carried by birds.

All parts of the coniferous tree, except aryllus, are poisonous.

Yew berry most often grows in mountain forests among fir, spruce and beech trees at an altitude of up to 1400 m above sea level. It can grow on sand and marshy soils, but prefers podzolized or calcareous soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 (-29°C to -23°C).
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