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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:ichii (also onko, araragi) 
English Name:Japanese Yew 
Latin Name:Taxus cuspidata 
Family:Taxaceae 
Sub Type:DECIDUOUS 
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Last Updated:1/1/1996 
Details: Slow-growing, shade tolerant, dioecious, 20-40 ft in pyramidal or spreading form. Older trees get a peeling brown bark, dwarf specimen is very slow grwoing and horizontal. Females get bright red fruits w/ balck seed. tolerate pruning and even shearing. seen most in mountain districts in japan. Good for an understory tree in a shady corner of garden. Cold tolerant (grows as far north as Hokkaido). Dwarf variety kyaraboku is common in gardens. This variety only grows to 4-6 ft. The wood is sweet-smelling and is often used in furniture and other craft pieces.




For further reference:
Japanese Garden Society of Oregon. Oriental Gardening. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996, p. 21.

Kitamura, Fumio and Ishizu Yurio. Garden Plants in Japan. Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1963, p. 56-57.




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