Taxus x media
|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.
This medium-sized tree to large shrub has no typical form. It is normally pyramidal, but its shape varies. Flat, needle-like, dark green leaves appear on olive-green shoots. Prune 2 to 20 feet tall and wide.
Attributes - Taxus x media
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.
Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance, Poisonous. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.
Taxus cuspidata, Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata', Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'