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Taxus × media 'Densiformis' (Anglo-Japanese Yew)

Anglo-Japanese Yew 'Densiformis', Densiformis Yew


Taxus × media 'Densiformis' (Anglo-Japanese Yew) is a semi-dwarf, evergreen shrub of rounded habit when young and spreading with age. Its dense undulating branches are clothed in glossy bright green needles, held in 2 ranks. This female cultivar produces a profusion of conspicuous, coral-red seed-bearing cones. Slow-growing, 3-5 in. per year (7-12 cm), this Yew is very versatile and can be used for foundation plantings or as a specimen plant. It can be pruned regularly to create a low hedge.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun to partial shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade as well as a wide range of soils. Urban pollution and drought tolerant.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, foundation plant.
  • No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting
  • Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion. The taxine alkaloids contained in yew berries, needles or bark are poisonous.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Taxus - Yews
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Taxus - Yews
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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