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    Morden Upright Japanese Yew

    Taxus cuspidata 'Morden Upright'

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    Morden Upright  Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata 'Morden Upright') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew foliage

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew foliage

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  7 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Description:

    A dense wide-growing evergreen shrub with mounded branches and beautiful deep green needles which emerge bright green; spectacular in groupings, a great groundcover for large spaces, takes pruning extremely well, loves shade

    Ornamental Features

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew has dark green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The ferny leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The fruits are showy red drupes displayed from early to late fall.

    Landscape Attributes

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Topiary

    Planting & Growing

    Morden Upright Japanese Yew will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Screening  Garden  Topiary 
    Applications
    Fruit  Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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