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Taxus/Yew
Spreading English Yew
Taxus baccata 'Repandens'
Height: 2' Spread: 6' Zone: 6
Low growing, forms a mound as plant matures. When untrimmed will become a graceful weeping yew well suited as a foundation plant under low windows. Bright red berries appear in fall. All yews have linear shaped leaves, or "needles". Repandens have two-ranked, dark green needles. Best suited to more temperate climates.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2', 21/2', 3'
Bare Root: 8" (C1T4), 10" (C1T5R)
Upright Pyramidal Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Capitata'
Height: 15-20' Spread: 6-8' Zone: 4
A specialty at Fairview. Trimmed extensively to increase fullness and pyramidal form. Twelve years from seedling to 3' size! Excellent as specimen or for tall hedge row. We also have untrimmed, "natural" Capitata available upon request.
Available: B&B: 18", 2', 21/2', 3', 31/2', 4', 41/2', 5'
Bare Root: 8"(S2T4R), 12"(S2T4R)
Container: #5 (2')
Dwarf Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'
Height: 3-5' Spread: 8-10' Zone: 4
Very tight and compact, mounded or spreading evergreen. Dark green needles arranged spirally around thick, taut branches. Produces red berries. Slow-growing, very little trimming required. Good choice for low hedge or in tight spaces.
Available: B&B: 9", 12", 15", 18"
Bare Root: 6"(C1T4R), 8" (C1T5R)
Nova Columnar Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Nova'
Height: 10-12' Spread: 6' Zone: 4
One of our latest introductions after years of evaluation. Fast-growing, winter hardy columnar yew. Wider than Hicksi. Great for quick-filling hedge.
Available: B&B: 18", 2', 21/2', 3', 31/2'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4R), 10" (C1T5R)
Spreading Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Spreading'
Height: 4' Spread: 8' Zone: 4
Faster growing and more open than compact. Takes to trimming well and is very useful as a low hedge. Medium-green needles are longer toward the body of the plant. New growth on top of plant is an attractive gold-green.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4), 10" (C1T5R)
Brown's Globe Yew
Taxus media 'Browni'
Height: 8-10' Spread: 6-12' Zone: 4
Densely rounded habit. Easily pruned and can be maintained at any height. Dark green foliage, bronzes during winter. Does not produce berries.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4), 10" (C1T5R)
Citation Columnar Yew
Taxus media 'Citation'
Height: 10' Spread: 4' Zone: 4
This Fairview original has been named a Plant of Merit by the Missouri Botanical Garden. Tight, upright, columnar habit. Longer, thicker needles than Hicksi. New growth appears bronze in spring, turning to a rich green as summer approaches. Produces attractive red berries. Performs well in shady areas.
Available: B&B: 18", 2', 21/2', 3'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4), 10" (C1T5R)
Densiformis Spreading Yew
Taxus media 'Densiformis'
Height: 3-4' Spread: 4-6' Zone: 4
Dense, low, spreading habit. Medium-dark green foliage with red berries in fall. Most prevalent yew in landscapes, excellent for hedges and borders. Versatile and durable, tolerates shearing well.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2', 21/2'
Bare Root: 6"(C1T3R), 8"(C1T4R), 10" (C1T5R)
Container: #1(6"), #2(8"), #3(15"), #5(18"), #7(24")
Everlow Yew
Taxus media 'Everlow'
Height: 3' Spread: 5' Zone: 4
Low-growing spreading yew. Short, medium to dark green needles. Valued as a low hedge plant. Formerly a common substitute for Repandens, now emerging as a popular choice in its own right.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 6"(C1T3R), 8"(C1T4R)
Container: #2(12")
Fairview Yew
Taxus media 'Fairview'
Height: 4' Spread: 8' Zone: 4
Our signature yew. Very hardy low mound or globe shaped yew with dark distinctive foliage. Thrives even in volatile temperature zones. Excellent for low, full-bodied hedge or as a specimen.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4R), 10"(C1T5R)
Hicksi Columnar Yew
Taxus media 'Hicksi'
Height: 10-12' Spread: 4-5' Zone: 4
Long, upright branches forming a narrow, columnar habit. Dark green needles contrast nicely with bright red berries. Very popular choice for tall hedges.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2', 21/2', 3', 31/2'
Bare Root: 6"(C1T3R), 8"(C1T4R), 10" (C1T5R)
Container: #1(6"), #2(8"), #5(18")
Majestic Columnar Yew
Taxus media 'Majestic'
Height: 10-12' Spread: 4' Zone: 4
Slightly faster grower than Citation, with darker green foliage. Spirally arranged, thick needles on both this introduction and Citation give these plants a distinctive appearance. Majestic may be the more winter hardy of the pair. Prolific red berries.
Available: B&B: 18", 2', 21/2', 3', 31/2'
Bare Root: 8"(C1T4R), 10" (C1T5R)
Dark Green Spreading Yew
Taxus media 'Nigra'
Height: 4' Spread: 6' Zone: 4
Compact habit, darkest green foliage of all Taxus. Very hardy, holds deep green color through winter. Excellent for foundation planting. Not as commonly used as other spreading yews, yet superior in many ways.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8" C1T4R, 10" C1T5R
Sun-burst Spreading Yew
Taxus media 'Sun-burst'
Height: 3-4' Spread: 4-6' Zone: 4
Unique, bright golden spreader. Prefers full sun to produce most vibrant color. New growth is a brilliant golden-yellow over older green needles. Provides a beautiful, dramatic contrast in the landscape as a specimen or a hedge.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8" C1T4R, 10" C1T5R
Taunton Yew
Taxus media 'Tauntoni'
Height: 3-4' Spread: 4-6' Zone: 4
Very hardy spreading yew. Dark green foliage with a distinctive gold tint on new growth. Noted for its resistance to winter burn and tolerance of summer heat. Slow to moderate grower. Excellent for hedges and foundation plantings.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8" C1T4R, 10" C1T5R
Ward's Spreading Yew
Taxus media 'Wardi'
Height: 5-6' Spread: 12'-15' Zone: 4
Wide spreading variety with distinctive dark green foliage. Slow growing and more flat-topped than round. Two-ranked or flat needles on thick, taut branches. Will tolerate urban conditions and some shade while maintaining dark color.
Available: B&B: 15", 18", 2'
Bare Root: 8" C1T4R, 10" C1T5R