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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Taxaceae
Family Common Name: Yew family
Scientific Name: Taxus canadensis Marshall
Common Synonym: Taxus baccata L. canadensis
Common Name: Canadian yew
Species Code: TAXCAN
General Distribution: T. canadensis is found Manitoba east to Newfoundland and south to West Virginia. iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 60 to 120 days.Germination occurs at 15D/13N C alternating temperature cycle.
References: Rudolf, P. O. (1974h). Taxus L. Yew. Pp. 799-802. In: C. S. Schopmeyer (Tech. Coord.). Seeds of woody plants in the United States. USDA. Forest Service. Agriculture Handbook No. 450.
Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Taxus canadensis Marshall plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 29 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.