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Dense Spreading Yew

Taxus x media 'Densiformis'

SKU
07232
This dense, low, spreading shrub is an excellent basic foundation planting for a hedge, screen or border. The dark green foliage backs scarlet-colored, berry-like cones. A versatile and durable evergreen that provides year-round interest in the landscape and tolerates shearing well.
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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 MaturitySlowly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis wide-growing evergreen combines well with more upright growers in the mixed border or in an island planting in the lawn. Since it takes part shade, it can easily be used under a tree.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa); Viburnum (Viburnum); Iris (Iris); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil with protection from harsh, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. 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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