Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
|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||Slow grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Landscape Use||Container, Green Wall, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Seacoast Exposure, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 7