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Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'

Item 7234

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USDA Zone:
4-7
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

This exceptional, cold hardy, evergreen shrub is a perfect low-maintenance choice for ground cover, large scale borders or a low hedge. Strong and sturdy, it provides good erosion control on slopes. The attractive dark green foliage retains its color in the coldest of winters. Evergreen.

Medium Shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage and berry-like cones.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: This beautiful evergreen is a super useful cold hardy ground cover for cut slopes, banks and naturally sloping ground subject to problem run-off and erosion. Its well suited to expansive borders and islands for low maintenance weed-blocking coverage between more high profile upright shrubs. A strong grower, it stands up against the edges of walks and driveways. Foliage gracefully grounds larger rock outcroppings and will drape off curbs and retaining walls.

Prefers sandy, slightly acidic, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

History

All species of this genus are poisonous. One American species is the source of the cancer drug, Taxol. In England yew trees were restricted to church yards where they were not subject to livestock grazing, which caused many animal deaths in the past. Interestingly, deer may graze on them, unaffected. Birds are also attracted to the fruit, which they eat without consequence, as the flesh is not toxic to most, and the seed passes through intact.

Customer Reviews

Love this deep rich green and elegant shrub.
by Max, April 20, 2018

I have grown to have such an appreciation for yews. I know that they can become overgrown and many older folks can't keep up with trimming them after they plant them in the front yard and in front of their windows. But consider this: yews are generally disease and bug free, most varieties can grow in either dark shade or full sun and live for many years. This variety is such a winner. It is elegant, and has a true Asian beauty to the form,. The needles are so soft to the touch and tomorrow I am purchasing 11 of them from my local nursery who called Monrovia to order them for me. I am using them as a ground cover because of their color and shape and best of all...I will never have to worry about them growing over my windows, because I too am old now. LOL

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