Brown's Yew

Taxus x media 'Brownii'

SKU
07230
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.
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Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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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 MaturitySlow-growing rounded form to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
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. Requires less water once established.

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.

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