Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||TAKS-us kus-pi-DAY-ta|
|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||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage and berry-like cones.|
|Design Ideas||This beautiful evergreen is a super useful cold hardy ground cover for cut slopes, banks and naturally sloping ground subject to problem run-off and erosion. Its well suited to expansive borders and islands for low maintenance weed-blocking coverage between more high profile upright shrubs. A strong grower, it stands up against the edges of walks and driveways. Foliage gracefully grounds larger rock outcroppings and will drape off curbs and retaining walls.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Iris (Iris); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
Prefers sandy, slightly acidic, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7