A versatile, problem solving shrub whose long, dark green needles make it attractive for foundation or mass plantings.
Excellent for filling under tree canopies and areas shaded by tall buildings. Excellent low evergreen hedge.
Provide well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape. Tolerant of shade, heat and drought.
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Genus - Taxus
Species - Cuspidata
Common name - Spreader Japanese Yew
Pre-Treatment - Required
Plant type - Spreading Shrub
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Height - 0,60 - 0,90 m
Spread - 2,40 - 3 m
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average water, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Low Hedges, alpine gardens
1. Soak in very warm +40-+45C water for 24 hours.
2. Cold stratify for 60 days mixed with moist vermiculite or sterile sand in ziplock bag.
3. Sow seed 5-8 mm deep, keep the soil moist, in partial shade
The seeds can be sown outdoors in the fall or the beginning of winter for natural stratification and spring germination.