Dwarf Japanese Yew #5

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$64.99

Botanical Name: Taxus Cuspidata 'Nana'

Cultivar: Nana

A dense, wide-spreading evergreen shrub with beautiful deep green needles emerging bright green and bright red berries, will grow quite large, a great border shrub, takes pruning extremely well, one of the few evergreens that loves shade

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Dwarf Conifer, Evergreen Shrub


Water Requirements
Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade


Plant Height
6 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
8 Feet

Advantages:

Noteworthy Shape

Provides Winter Interest

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4a
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime

Foliage

Foliage TypeEvergreen
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryYew
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Screening, Garden, Topiary

Details

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Japanese Yew will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 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.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Japanese Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading 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.

Dwarf Japanese Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications:

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

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Japanese 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.