Dark Green Pyramidal Yew
Taxus x media 'Dark Green Pyramidalis'
Pronunciation: TAKS-us MEE-dee-uh
|Description||A handsome, hardy accent shrub with soft, dark green foliage. Maintains its natural upright, symmetrical shape with little care.Tolerates shearing well for shaping into a formal hedge, screen or border. Rich color and texture for the landscape. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||6-8' H x 3-4' W|
|Special Features||Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Care||Easily grown in evenly moist, well drained soil. 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. Prune annually to shape.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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