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.
Taxus x media ‘H. M. Eddie’ (S-0682)
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.