Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Dense Yew

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Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Taxus x media 'Densiformis' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Yew
  • Parent: Taxus x media
  • Related Cultivars:

    Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
    Taxus x media 'Tautonii'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 3-4'
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Culture:

    Adaptable, but very intolerant of poor drainage. Full sun to shade, although the foliage may be damaged if exposed to excessive winter sun and win

  • Notes:

    A relatively rapid growing cultivar with dark green foliage and a spreading habit.

  • Taxus usage:

    All Taxus should be used with prudence near populations of white-tailed deer and farm livestock, as they are relished by the former and fatal to the later.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Yews (Taxus) may be sheared to give a formal look when used as a hedge, or may be trimmed for a more natural appearance as shown here. Cut back the most vigorous shoots inside the body of the plant where they meet another branch. This type of pruning may be done lightly at anytime of the year, but heavy pruning is best done between early spring and Mid-July.

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