Dark Green Spreader Japanese Yew

Taxus media

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 30″
  • Width:  8-10  ft
  • Spacing:  8-10 ft
  • Design Role:  Landscapes

  • Location: Full sun
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit: Spreading,




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. 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.Japanese yew is a very popular hybrids between English and Japanese yew species often used as specimens, foundation plants, in groups, or sheared as a hedge. Yews tend to be fairly narrow when young, becoming wider with age. They are hardy and resilient, tolerant of urban conditions and are one of the few evergreens that can tolerate heavy shade. They also can stand severe pruning and shearing. Be aware that the leaves, seeds, and bark of all yews are poisonous.