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Stonehenge Dark Druid® Yew Taxus x media

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
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  • Winter
Mature Size
4' 3'
Height: 3' - 4'
Spread: 3'
  • Details

    Features

    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 tolerant

    Winter Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Full Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Light 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: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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
  • 2 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      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
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