Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Lustrous, dark green needles above, and lighter green beneath. Needles approximately 1 inch long. Has a very neat, columnar upright growth habit - reaching heights of up to 20 ft when mature. Holds good dark green color all through winter. Can take full sun in moderate climates, but would prefer part shade to avoid any foliage burn from excessive heat / sun exposure. Can be used as a screen / border, but most commonly used in landscapes as single or group plantings - many times against the fronts & sides of buildings. Makes a good landscape tree with good dark green color, especially in shadier locations.
Height: 15-20 ft
Spread: 5-8 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Sun Exposure: Prefers partial sun locations
Soil Preference: Average to slightly sandy & acidic - well drained. Mulching recommended