Taxus x media 'Tauntonii'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|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 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs 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