Huber's Tawny Gold Spreading Yew
Taxus x media 'Huber's Tawny Gold'
|Description||A dense, spreading evergreen with attractive tawny-gold needles. Provides excellent contrast when massed under the canopy of trees. This versatile and durable shrub has a naturally attractive vase shape and tolerates shearing well, making it ideal for use as a specimen plant, in foundation plantings or low hedges, and in borders.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7
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