taxus / yew

These dense often shorter evergreen shrubs are a fantastic addition to the shadier landscape.  Offering evergreen foliage that retains a denser shorter growth.  Responding well to pruning these shrubs are very attractive as both foundation plants and accent plants.


Dark Green Yew

Height:  3 - 5 ft
Spread:  6 - 8 ft
Foliage:  Chartreuse new growth maturing Green
Fall Foliage:  Evergreen
Zone:  4 - 7

 

Taxus x media 'Dark Green'

Attractive dark green foliage. Needs good drainage. Used as a hedge or specimen plant. Prefers shade.


Uses:

Hedge or Border, Foundation Plant, Accent Plant


Taunton Spreading Yew

Taxus x media 'Tauntoni'

This spreading evergreen has short dark needles and is very hardy. Taunton has excellent resistance to wind burn. Grows well in both sun or shade and is very popular as an accent, specimen or foundation plant.


Uses:

Hedge or Border, Foundation Plant, Accent Plant

 

Height:  3 - 4 ft
Spread:  4 - 6 ft
Foliage:  Chartreuse new growth maturing Green
Fall Foliage:  Evergreen
Zone:  4 - 7


The optimal pruning time for Yew is in late winter and early spring, before new growth emerges.