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Dark Green Spreader Yew

Taxus x media 'Nigra' (= ‘Dark Green Spreader’)

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Dark Green Spreader Yew

Taxus x media 'Nigra' (= ‘Dark Green Spreader’)

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Deer Resistant
Dwarf Variety
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Botanical Name

Taxus x media 'Nigra' (= ‘Dark Green Spreader’)

Outdoor Growing zone


Mature Height


Mature Width


Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

The Dark Green Spreader Yew is just that, one of the darkest varieties of yew, with a broad, spreading form. Within 10 years it will be about 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide, if you haven’t trimmed it, but it’s very easy to trim to keep it much smaller. Left alone, mature plants can easily be twice as big. This evergreen is a fantastic shrub for filling areas around your home, in the front or middle of beds, beneath trees, lining paths and driveways, and anywhere you want year-round green.

  • Exceptionally dark foliage year round
  • Always wider than tall, even untrimmed
  • Can be trimmed into low hedges and edging
  • Essential part of your foundation planting
  • Much more cold resistant than English yew

You can plant the Dark Green Spreader Yew just about anywhere, from full sun to light full shade, but avoid areas of very deep shade, where it won’t do so well. It is cold resistant even in zone 4, and thrives in all soils, as long as they are well-drained. Richer soils and regular watering give the best growth, but avoid wet places. Pests, diseases and deer normally leave it alone, and it can be trimmed just about anytime you want.

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