Taxus x media 'Meyeri'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||TAKS-us MEE-dee-uh|
|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||Moderate growing columnar form 10 to 12 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Design Ideas||This is an excellent choice for a sheared hedge, as its small, needle-like leaves can be clipped without looking ragged. Its compact growth form makes a dense screen, and it can give the garden quitea formal look.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, 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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7