I bought this plant in 2021 to put in a large container. It survived the first winter and seemed to be putting on new growth but then all the new growth died. The plant then just sat in the pot in partial shade for the rest of the year without showing any other signs of growth. Two days ago, I checked and the whole plant looked bleached and dead. I tried tugging on it and the whole plant just came out of the dirt and the roots were no more developed than when I first planted it. Basically, it never did anything for the two years I had it.
Stonehenge Dark Druid® Yew Taxus x media
Got shade? Get Stonehenge Dark Druid yew!
Yews are one of the most useful landscaping plants, thanks to their year-round beauty and shade tolerance. Stonehenge Dark Druid brings a new size and shape option to the palette of yews, naturally growing as an appealing little mound of soft, fern-like evergreen foliage. It's ideal as a substitute for boxwood, as a specimen, or even a container plant.
Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow Stonehenge Dark Druid yew:
- Dwarf rounded habit
- Dark green foliage
- Shade tolerantWinter Interest
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 InchesSpread:36 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Full ShadeLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunLight Requirement:Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Rounded habit is ideal for a low hedge, edging, specimen, or container plantings.Maintenance Notes:
Thanks to its rounded dwarf habit, regular pruning is not needed. Branches may be selectively removed if desired.
Note that yew is not deer resistant and can sustain substantial damage in areas where deer pressure is high.Stonehenge Dark Druid® Taxus x media 'SMNTHDB' USPP 32,419, Can PBRAF
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Karen Dezoma, Illinois, United States, 31 weeks ago
Highly recommend. I planted two on the north side of house that is very shady where I have trouble getting any shrubs to grow. Survived winter in Zone 6.Clevelander, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago