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Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'

Common name pyramidal yew; clipped yew
Family taxaceae
Life cycle shrub
Size 6'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

We bought this one labeled 'Pyramidal yew' a long time ago. I believe I've got it correctly identified, but please set me straight if you believe otherwise. Although most yews get clipped and formed, we allow ours to assume its natural form - which is an elegantly cascading blob. It's a very useful evergreen, never looking ratty, and has ornamental red berries in late summer and fall. So we're not a bit apologetic about growing this traditional "foundation shrub" along - you guessed it - the front of our house.

pyramidal yew; clipped yew
Providing green in winter

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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