What is a Yew?
Yews (Taxus) are a varied group of coniferous shrubs and trees that produce seed cones called yew berries. Yews are evergreen and have soft, flattened needles that look more like tiny leaves. Yew shrubs are very low maintenance and easy to grow. While they tend to grow on the slower side as far as growth rate, they live for a very long time. This type of plant has been around for over 200 million years. Yes, they existed with dinosaurs!