|This yew holds its color well in winter. It has a full center, of a dense and compact female type. Deep green needles and it grows 6 feet by 10 feet in 20 years. In general, form is broadly pyramidal with a central leader. Similar to Taxus cuspidata, the Anglojap Yew has olive green branchlets which do not turn brown the second year. Bud scales are blunt and leaves are two-ranked. Thrives in sandier soil that is acid to neutral and well-drained. Does well in either sun or shade.