Popular in public and home gardens, Taxus (Yew) are small evergreen trees or large shrubs with dense, narrow leaves and conspicuous, coral-red seed-bearing cones on female plants. Their forms vary from low and wide-spreading to tall and columnar. Easy to grow and fairly low care, they are relatively slow-growing and can be very long-lived. Some make terrific specimens, others can be trimmed and shaped into hedges, topiaries. Tolerant of full shade and urban pollution, they adapt to most well-drained soils.