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Taxus cuspidata

Common name(s): Japanese Yew

Plant type: evergreen small tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: late Autumn
Cutting maturity: hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 10-14 weeks
Comment: Strip lower leaves.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Preferred temperature for germination: 55-60 degrees F
Time required for germination: 8-12 weeks
Comment: Cold-warm stratification 120-365 days. Seeds should be covered with 1/2 inch of soil. Seedbeds whould be mulched first and second Winters. Shade needed in Summer. Some seeds will not germinate until second Summer.