Wardi Yew

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Chic Little Ward's Yew Evergreen Edging Plant

  • Vigorous Plant that Stays Compact
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Cold Hardy
  • Grows in Sun or Shade
  • Keep it Natural for a Noteworthy Specimen
  • Plants can be Tightly Pruned
  • Suits Many Garden Styles
  • Mass for Hedges, Foundations or Slopes

You'll love the low-growing look of Ward's Yew (Taxus x media Wardii'). This is a long-lived plant that beautifully fills many roles in the landscape. It's a sophisticated alternative to Juniper groundcovers.

Staying low but growing wide over time with a distinctly flat top, Ward's Yew looks magnificent all year long. Best of all, it can be shaped and pruned to suit your unique vision. Homeowners and commercial property owners across the country have created memorable experiences using multiples of this plant.

They've massed planted them, created long low hedges and even tried their hand at the ancient pruning art of topiary. You can keep the cuts angular for a contemporary look or curve the lines a bit if you want to encourage a sinuous, organic style.

Can you start to see the power of the Ward's Yew? It's a blank slate that you can use to capture your vision. Ward's Yew can be used in lavish mixed shrub borders or marched along a foundation. Fill concrete bound planter boxes with this and keep it trimmed perfectly flat.

Why not vary the pruning heights a bit with different squared off sections within that planter box? You'd create a subtle checkerboard effect with interesting shadows. Can you imagine a restaurant using this to drive more foot traffic? Add board games for use at outdoor tables, and you're off to the races.

A wise gardener knows to rely on foliage plants like Ward's Yew to carry the style and give structure to the landscape year-round. This plant features dark green needles held densely on branches that extend all the way down to the ground.

You won't need any edging plants with this evergreen. In fact, we recommend you use Ward's Yew as the edging for any planting.

For an easy-care garden, simply allow it to grow into its full and natural shape. It won't grow too tall. There's no real need to add any other plants if you want to keep things nice and tidy.

It performs in a variety of well-drained soil and light conditions. Keep the planting weeded and give it Dr. Earth Acid Lover's Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer.

Young plants need a regular schedule of even amounts of water for the first season or two. Once the roots are established in the soil, they become more tolerant of drought. Ward's Yews can easily handle urban conditions.

It will appreciate extra water in fall before the ground freezes for winter. Protect it from the worst of the winter winds for the best performance.

Order your classy, fine-textured Ward's Yew evergreen plants today! We predict you'll be back to get more, so order enough now to complete your entire project.

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Wardi Yew Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Taxus x media 'Wardii'
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well-drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No