Dense Spreading Yew
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Elegant and formal as sheared hedges or charming and rugged grown naturally, Dense Spreading Yew is a fabulous border foundation in any garden! These versatile shrubs provide that evergreen color all year round, bringing classic beauty to your borders not only in winter, but throughout the year. Plant a matching pair on either side of a bench, gate, arch, or path to create a balanced composition. Shear annually to accentuate that perfect globe! So easy to care for that you’ll want more than one or two!
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Spacing: 4-6 ft
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In England, yew was restricted only to churchyards where livestock wouldn't be found grazing because it is toxic to the animals. Shakespeare was also familiar with the toxic qualities of yew when he had Macbeth concoct a poisonous brew which included, "slips of yew, silvered in the moon's eclipse."
Dense Spreading Yew does wonderfully in part shade, and can be easily grown under a tree or combines well with more upright growers in the mixed border.
How to Grow
These Yew tolerate shade well and also grow easily in well-drained soil with average moisture. Water your Dense Spreading Yew on a weekly basis or twice a week in extreme heat. You can prune or shear annually in early spring before new growth appears.
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