Taxus x media 'Brownii'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
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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||Slow-growing rounded form to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|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. Requires less water once established.|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Periwinkle (Vinca)|
Follow 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7