Meyer's Yew

Taxus x media 'Meyeri'

SKU
07238
A beautiful, dense, columnar shrub, perfect for hedges or screen plantings. Dark lustrous green foliage is displayed all year. Requires little maintenance. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical PronunciationTAKS-us MEE-dee-uh
LoreAll 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 MaturityModerate growing columnar form 10 to 12 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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

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