Taxus x media 'Brownii'Item #7230 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
A beautiful, dense, globe-shaped evergreen shrub perfect for low hedges or foundation plantings. Dark lustrous green foliage is displayed all year. Slow growth requires little maintenance.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.Average Landscape Size:Slow-growing rounded form to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:TAKS-us x MEE-di-aPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow-growing rounded form to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Design IdeasA slow-growing evergreen that is perfect for a formal or informal hedge, as it does not need shearing as often as other hedge plants. Use it as a backdrop for colorful shrub and perennial companions.Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Periwinkle (Vinca)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
- History & LoreLore:All species of this genus are poisonous. One American species is the source of the cancer drug, Taxol. In England yew trees were restricted to church yards where they were not subject to livestock grazing, which caused many animal deaths in the past. Interestingly, deer may graze on them, unaffected. Birds are also attracted to the fruit, which they eat without consequence, as the flesh is not toxic to most, and the seed passes through intact.