Taxus x media 'Berryhillii'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||TAKS-us MEE-dee-uh|
|Lore||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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 5 ft. tall, 9 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.|
|Companion Plants||Viburnum (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa)|
Easily grown in evenly moist, well-drained soil with protection from harsh, drying winds. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7