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    Emerald Spreader Yew

    Taxus cuspidata 'Emerald Spreader'

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    Emerald Spreader Yew (Taxus cuspidata 'Emerald Spreader') at Hartman Companies

    Emerald Spreader Yew

    Emerald Spreader Yew

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Emerald Spreader Yew (Taxus cuspidata 'Emerald Spreader') at Hartman Companies

    Emerald Spreader Yew foliage

    Emerald Spreader Yew foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  3 feet

    Spread:  10 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Description:

    A low growing and very wide spreading evergreen shrub, features beautiful deep green needles which emerge emerald green; makes an ideal groundcover, great for the shrub border, takes pruning extremely well; one of the few evergreens that loves shade

    Ornamental Features

    Emerald Spreader 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

    Emerald Spreader Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. 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.

    Emerald Spreader Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Emerald Spreader Yew will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, 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.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Fruit  Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features
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