Yew - Capitata / Size 1
Capitata Yew


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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 8" - 12" tall

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Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: YEWCAP1

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Overall Description

A wonderful Yew selection with a natural compact, dense, pyramidal growth habit. Will grow quite large if left to grow naturally, but can be kept / maintained at just about any height & width through yearly trimming. Aside from a yearly trimming if desired, this variety is extremely low maintenance. Can be used for in a very wide variety of landscape applications - hedges, screens, group plantings, and even foundation plantings. A favorite of landscape designers. Very tolerant of harsh city conditions such as dust and smoke.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
up to 50 ft - but usually maintained at shorter heights through pruning

--Mature Width:up to 20 - 25 ft. - also maintained at a narrower width through pruning

--Growth rate: Slow to moderate ( 3" - 5" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure: Full sun to mostly shade - actually superior to most other conifer varieties in shady conditions.

--Soil Preference:
Moist, sandy loam is preferred - but will adapt to most soil types. Good drainage is a MUST though.

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Very nice dark green needle-like foliage year round with a fine, delicate texture.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Will usually develop small red colored "cones" - which are actually not cones at all, but rather more resemble some sort of berry. Seed contained within.

--Diseases / Insects:
No serious threats to this variety.

--Fertilization / Feeding:
Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.

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