• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years; to 10 ft. tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:taks-OH-dee-um DIS-tik-um
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Columnar, Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years; to 10 ft. tall with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus); Variegated Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Clethra (Clethra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best grown in evenly moist, acidic soils, but tolerates a wide range of conditions including heat, wet or dry soils, and poor drainage; does not tolerate high alkalinity. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.