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Huber's Tawny Gold Spreading Yew

Taxus x media 'Huber's Tawny Gold'

Pronunciation: TAKS-us MEE-dee-uh
SKU #02885
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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Rose (Rosa); Viburnum (Viburnum); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Iris (Iris); Lilac (Syringa)
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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