Taxus x media
The most versatile and popular Yew.
It has a low-growing, wide-spreading habit with a very dense center and dark green needles. Excellent for foundation plantings and as a specimen plant. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Tolerates shade and is considered to be an excellent evergreen for shady conditions. Prefers moist, sandy loams, but plants have no tolerance for wet conditions which must be avoided. Good soil drainage is essential. Tolerates urban conditions. Best sited in locations protected from cold winter winds.
Accepts pruning and shearing well. Pruning is best done in early spring before new growth appears.
USDA Z5 - Cold Hardy to -10 to -20(F)
- Light: Sun to Partial Shade
- Water: Average
- Fertilize: In early spring
- Height: 3 to 5 feet
- Space: 6 to 8 feet