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Taxus

Yew

Arching, prostrate branches gracefully swoop down at the tips, sporting refined, soft-needled, saturated forest-green foliage. An uber-urbane landscape shrub, this short, tight set conifer is garnished with young, bright green shoots plus decorative small red berries that birds adore, but people and pets must not ingest. Applauded for its shade tolerance, tailored year-round aspect and superb response to pruning, pest-free ‘Repandens’ works well as a long-lived low hedge, medium-sized ground cover, or as a richly colored evergreen foil in mixed borders, woodland gardens and foundation plantings. Good drainage and protection from dry winter winds guarantee plush glossy growth.

Size: 2' 0" – 4' 0" high x 6' 0" – 8' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

Honored for their longevity since ancient times, Yews have always conveyed classic elements of design. Their amazing versatility affords an array of styles—topiaries, hedges or au natural—which easily enhances any garden scheme. Closely related to the popular Taxus ‘Densiformis’, this tidy verdant Taxus is distinguished by a fine texture, a compact rounded form becoming more dense with age, bright green needles and some drought tolerance once established.

We envision the evergreen Bonnie shaped into globes or bullets standing like sentinels, contrasted against silvery Teucriums or punctated amid boxwoods for a green-on-green textural contrast—all vignettes guaranteed to provide high drama.

Size: 3' 0" – 5' 0" high x 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Parented by Taxus cuspidata and Taxus baccata, this hybrid evergreen’s signature is its suave slow-growing short visage that beckons year round. The glossy flattened dark forest green needles attire snug low-spreading branches, hosting perky light green spring growth as well as bird-beloved red berries. Tolerant of shade, wind burn, variable soil types, occasional dry periods, urban conditions and bunnies, ‘Everlow’s heroic good looks crave well-drained sites and can be massed or hedged plus clipped into a fanciful topiary or featured in a mixed border’s front row. 

Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 4' 0" – 5' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

One of the most celebrated long-lived shrubs available for a classic evergreen hedge, this versatile interspecific hybrid promotes first-rate ornamental merit coupled with exceptional winter hardiness. Dense, slow-growing upright stems garbed in new bright green growth and mature, pointy forest-green needles distinguish the narrow columnar habit that affords lustrous, fine textured vertical accents. No-fuss ‘H. M. Eddie’ can be planted as a privacy screen, topiary specimen or mixed border stand-alone, where it abides shade, responds well to pruning and appreciates good drainage.

Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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