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    Citation Yew

    Taxus x media 'Citation'

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    Citation Yew (Taxus x media 'Citation') at Hartman Companies

    Citation Yew foliage

    Citation Yew foliage

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    Height:  10 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Description:

    An incredibly versatile evergreen shrub with an upswept columnar habit, bright green emerging foliage is held against dense, dark green needles in spring; a choice shrub for hedge, windbreak or privacy, takes pruning very well, does well in shade

    Ornamental Features

    Citation Yew has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The ferny leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The fruits are showy red drupes displayed from early to late fall.

    Landscape Attributes

    Citation Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Citation Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Topiary

    Planting & Growing

    Citation Yew will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Massing  Screening  Garden  Topiary 
    Applications
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