Taxus x media are dioecious (male and female cones are in separate plants) - the staminate cones are small, off-white in color, and develop in bunches, whereas the pistillate cones are small and grow solitarily on green stalks.
Conifer species do not produce fruit, instead, Taxus x media produces a fleshy, red aril which surrounds each female cone. The aril is not a berry, but is a highly modified seed cone scale. The arils are usually hidden among the foliage until the fruit becomes visible hanging from stems in early Fall. Each aril has a square opening at the bottom of its flesh that contains a brown cone. These arils are non-toxic, and are consumed by various types of birds.