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Shrub File
Podocarpus 'Upright Yew'
Below: 'Creeping Yew' cephalotaxus harringtonia 2' H x 3-4' W - Shade
Height:   See above photos to left
Width:   See above photos to left
Exposure:   See above photos left
Water:   Low once established
Hardiness:   USDA Zones
Pruning:   Creeping Yew 6-9 / Upright Yew 7-10

Yews have a very unique and distintive texture to the garden that provides wonderful contrast. The foliage is needle-like and very deep green. In Zone 8 there are two varieties that we use regularly in landscape plans:

'Upright Yew' (podocarpus) is an upright, columnar form that we often use as a corner plant in foundation plantings. It also makes a great screen or hedge as it can be clipped to maintain a more formal look.

'Creeping Yew' (cephalotaxus harringtonia) is just the opposite in that it grows more horizontal in form. We use creeping yew as a groundcover or specimen in shady areas of the landscape. It looks especially nice and fits in perfectly around garden ponds.

Whever either of these yews is planted it is sure to contrast micely with other plants nearby.

  Shrub List  
  Abelia Indian Hawthorne's
  Anise Junipers
  Arborvitae Laurel Otto Luken
  Aucuba Ligustrum
  Azaleas Loropetalum
  Barberry Mahonia 'Grapeberry'
  Beautyberry Nandina
  Boxwood Pittosporum Variegated
  Burning Bush Roses - 'KnockOut Rose'
  Camellias Spirea
  Crape Myrtle - Dwarf Tea Olive
  Cryptomeria Globosa Nana Viburnum
  Forsythia Vitex
  Gardenia's Yew
  Holly Yucca
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