- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The Dense Spreading Yew is an evergreen shrub that lives up to its name. Also known as Taxus cuspidata 'Densiformis', this conifer is a hardy plant that can easily live in challenging conditions and requires minimal care once acclimated. Short, needle-like foliage grows from branched stems, creating a full-looking plant.
This plant has a full, upright growth habit. Use the Dense Spreading Yew as a foundation planting, create a hedge along a property line, or shield a patio. As an evergreen, this plant provides year-round color. This shrub has a nice natural shape, but responds well to pruning if you prefer a manicured look.
Dense Spreading Yew Care
Plant this yew in full to partial sunlight. The Dense Spreading Yew needs at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The soil should be moist, well drained, and close to a neutral pH. New plants need consistent watering for the first couple of years, while established plants need water about weekly, depending on rainfall. Starting in the second year, fertilize this yew once during the spring using a balanced or high-nitrogen plant food.
Pruning is unnecessary, but giving the plant a trim can maintain a desirable shape and encourage new growth. Trim the plant during the spring before new growth appears. Cut back branches to joints or where several branches diverge to encourage new stems to form.
Dense Spreading Yew Spacing
The Dense Spreading Yew grows 3 to 5 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide, making it an ideal size and shape for a hedge. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart to create a continuous hedge.
Dense Spreading Yew Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest, Winter Interest|
|Resists: Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Dense Spreading Yew|
|Other Name(s): Dense Spreading Yew|
|Scientific Name: Taxus cuspidata 'Densiformis'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.