The Growing Place
Emerald Peak Yew
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A compact and dense evergreen shrub with an attractive pyramidal habit, features beautiful deep green needles which emerge emerald green; great for the shrub border, takes pruning extremely well; one of the few evergreens that tolerates shade
Growing Place Choice Plants
Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.
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Emerald Peak Yew has dark green foliage with chartreuse undersides which emerges light green 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.
Emerald Peak Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. 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.
Emerald Peak Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Emerald Peak Yew will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.