Dark Green Spreader Yew

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Perfectly attractive Dark Green Spreader Yew (Taxus x media 'Dark Green Spreader') is a graceful workhorse for year-round color resistance to winter burn! You'll appreciate the soft, forest-green needles, hardiness, and useful, compact shape!

This naturally smaller hybrid Yew grows into a neat and tidy 3-4 feet in height and spreads to 4-6 feet for low but wide coverage! These can be pruned or sheared to any size your landscape needs and remain a dark green year-round fluffy and compact shrub either way!

Growing in almost the full range of full sun to partial shade to full shade, Yew are remarkable in their adaptability! Hardy and long-lived throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 7, these slower-growing Yews are not something to shy away from, that slow growth simply means easy care and low maintenance for you throughout the entire year!

Planting and Application:

Define your landscape with low hedges! or polish up the presentation of your home foundation. Nothing is easier to grow or maintain than Taxus Dark Green Spreader Yew! Yews have long been loved for their tolerance to shearing. But this spreading cultivar stays low and removes much of the time involved with this task.

These well-behaved landscape shrubs are incredibly versatile. In fact, some gardeners never prune them at all to enjoy the fluffy, organic shape "au natural".

Run them behind your patio seating for an easy-care, sophisticated screen. Then pop a few taller shrubs like Crape Myrtle, Lilac, or Viburnum behind them...placing them just where you need the most coverage for privacy.

Add valuable year-round texture to shrub borders with a facing hedge of Dark Green Spreader Yew. Space them three feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

On larger properties, you can create a mass planting to fill a bare area with restful dark green hues and tolerance to salt. Stagger additional rows behind the first; then mulch between the bushes. Position them on a hard-to-mow or eroding hillside in a checkerboard pattern and enjoy the easy beauty year round!

If you are investing in an accent Flame Thrower® Redbud or Scarlet Fire Flowering Dogwood...why not boost the visual impact? Encircle the trunk with a few Dark Green Spreader Yews to frame the gorgeous foliage to create a living artwork.

  • Dark Green Thick Evergreen Shrubs
  • Birds Love The Shelter & Food
  • Can Be Shearing Or Can Be Grown Naturally
  • Tall Columnar & Narrow Form
  • Long-Lived, & Resilient & Hardy!
  • Great Accents, Erosion Control, Coverage & Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Taxus hybrids in any sun condition...from full sun to partial shade or full shade. It will tolerate clay and acidic soils if they are well-drained! Add Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole for life-long, symbiotic support of the tiny feeder roots.

Help the roots get established during the first season, by watering carefully on a consistent schedule. Use the finger-test near the base of the shrub daily and apply water as it starts to get dry. Before the ground freezes, give your evergreen shrubs a good long last drink for the winter to prevent them from drying out during the winters or suffering wind burn.

You can prune or shear it to control the height, but that's just a quick job once it reaches the height that you would like it to be. Some like to prune the tops into a point for a narrow formal pointed evergreen. Or, let it grow naturally into tall hedges. Older plants can be rejuvenated by trimming out longer portions of the plant back to a part of the stem that still has needles on it.

  • Grows Well in Sun or Shade
  • Wide Range of Well-Drained Soils
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune or Shear After Flowering
  • Low-Maintenance & Easy to Grow!

Low-growing but wide-spreading year-round evergreenery, the beautiful Dark Green Spreading Yew shrubs are sure to become your landscapes newest favorite workhorse! Order now at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Dark Green Spreader Yew Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Botanical Name Taxus x media 'Dark Green Spreader'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring