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HEIGHT:3 - 8 feet
SPREAD:3 - 6 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Attractive narrow-leaved evergreen; dark green foliage, often pruned as a hedge; needs well-drained soil; sun or shade. Grows to 40' in native habitat but many cultivars are dwarf or shrub form.
LIMITATIONS:Subject to wind burn and spider mites; limited to climates similar to Kodiak; red fleshy berries are poisonous; heavily browsed by deer in other parts of the U.S. Taxus canadensis is hardier, but availability is limited.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 4)
ORIGIN:Japan, Korea, Manchuria.
CULTIVARS:‘Capitata’ Upright yew, broad, pyramidal form but requires pruning to keep shape; good winter color retention; 5'–8' tall.; ‘Emerald Mist’ Spreading habit; dark foliage turns bronze in winter; 3'-4' tall, 5'-7' wide.; ‘Intermedia’ round, compact habit; needles fleshy, densely set; 3'-5' tall, 5'-6' wide.; ‘Monloo’ (Emerald Spreader™) flat-topped habit; useful as a hedge, 3' tall, 4' wide.; ‘Nana’ Spreading branches, dense form; slow growing; some resistance to winter burn; heavy fruiting; twice as wide as high; 3'-6' tall.
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The information for this Evergreen Shrub (78) was last updated on: 2011-01-20 18:46:13
     
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