|Yews' dense medium-sized shrubs are commonly used in clipped hedges and topiary. These slow-growing, long-lived plants range from 1-foot dwarfs to 60-foot giant trees. Their broad, needlelike dark leaves stay green year-round. The foliage is poisonous, and the scarlet fall fruit of female trees has poisonous seeds, so plant away from small children. Tolerate urban dust, air pollution, and, once established, drought. Protect from winter sun and drying winds. Require moist well-drained soils. Will not tolerate strongly acid or alkaline soils. Prune to control size and shape. Mostly disease-free, but prone to black vine weevils.
A very slow-growing Yew with spreading branches forming a mounding shrub. Reportedly, somewhat resistant to winter burn in cold climes. Showy red seeds and fruit offer color contrast.
Attributes - Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 3 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Poisonous.