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Berryhill Yew

Taxus x media 'Berryhillii'

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01240
Lustrous, dark green, dense, needled foliage on a widely spreading form make this a choice plant for anchoring a foundation planting. A great evergreen for year-round formal hedge and screening as well. Bright red berry-like fruit decorates the plant in winter.
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Botanical PronunciationTAKS-us MEE-dee-uh
LoreAll 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 MaturityModerate growing to 5 ft. tall, 9 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance.
Companion PlantsViburnum (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

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