Hicks Yew

Taxus x media 'Hicksii'

Excellent evergreen shrub for tall hedges, displaying glossy dark green foliage. Long, upright growing branches form a narrow, columnar habit. Provide well drained soil for best performance.
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4 - 7

Good to grow!5


Full sun, Partial sun

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


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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 grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Green Wall, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Seacoast Exposure, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, 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. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!