Taunton's Yew

Taxus x media 'Tauntonii'

SKU
07235
Lovely spreading form with dark green needles noted for their resistance to winter burn and tolerance of summer heat. Great for hedges, screens and foundation plantings. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis evergreen is a fine choice for a low, spreading hedge or planted on either side of the front door as accents. It can be planted in little more extreme situations than most yews, as it is resistant to winter burn and more heat tolerant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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