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Hicks Yew

Taxus x media 'Hicksii'

Pronunciation: TAKS-us MEE-dee-uh
SKU #07233
4-7

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OVERVIEW
Description An excellent evergreen shrub for tall hedges and privacy screens. The long, upright-growing branches with dense, glossy, dark green foliage naturally form a narrow, columnar habit that works well as a foundation plant, or placed in pairs at entries or doorways.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Columnar
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This yew is a traditional hedge plant, useful for its narrow, upright growth that take to shearing well. It also works well as a single, columnar accent in the landscape or on either side of a doorway.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lilac (Syringa); Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Periwinkle (Vinca)
CARE
Care 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; reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
HISTORY
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.

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