Japanese Yew

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Japanese Yew

Podocarpus macrophyllus
Yew Plum Pine
8

30 feet
5

15 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen

About This Plant

Shade or partial shade. Evergreen. An architectural shrub or small tree with flat, needle-like dark green leaves and a fairly conical shape; many forms are available. Yew tolerates hedging and branches fairly low to the ground, making it useful for evergreen screens.

In its home range, Japanese yew prefers fertile, well-drained moist soil; in San Antonio plan on preparing the site accordingly. Beware of exposure to scorching afternoon summer sun, which desiccates the leaves. When used in the semi-shade around buildings and established live oaks, it can be long-lived in local landscapes.

Maintenance

Supplemental water will likely be appreciated in summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
8-30' H, 5-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
January
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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