Taxus baccata

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Yew. The familiar small to medium evergreen tree from Europe, growing up to 14 m (46 ft) high. The seeds are poisonous but the red flesh around them is sweet and edible. The leaves, poisonous to livestock, contain valuable anti-cancer compounds and are insecticidal. The timber is valued for flooring, veneers etc. Often used for ornamental hedges. Dioecious, tolerating deep shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: WS20+CS50. Number of seeds: 35.

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Yew. The familiar small to medium evergreen tree from Europe, growing up to 14 m (46 ft) high. The seeds are poisonous but the red flesh around them is sweet and edible. The leaves, poisonous to livestock, contain valuable anti-cancer compounds and are insecticidal. The timber is valued for flooring, veneers etc. Often used for ornamental hedges. Dioecious, tolerating deep shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: WS20+CS50