Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold' / Dwarf Bright Gold Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold' is a broadly upright selection of Japanese yew with a spreading branch habit with good golden-yellow color which persists all season long, not just at spring emergence. Its gold color is best when grown in sun; plants will be green if sited in shade. Needles have vertical green and yellow striations. Good color spot for partially shaded areas. May burn in hot summer climates if exposed to afternoon sun.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated in the mid-1980s in the United States through unknown circumstances.

Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold', Brunswick, Maine, Fall, 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold' foliage. Note gold edging on the needles; Brunswick, Maine, 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Sara Malone

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