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James H. Schutte
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Yew pine is a versatile small to large tree perfect for hot humid regions. Its feathery branches are covered with long, narrow lance-like evergreen leaves. This native of Japan and China is dioecious, meaning plants are either male or female. If pollinated, the female plants will display attractive clusters of blue and purple fruits near branch tips.
Yew pine can be treated as a hedge, topiary or espalier or its lower branches can be pruned to form an attractive small tree. This tough plant thrives in the most adverse conditions, tolerating a wide range of soil types, although very alkaline or mucky soils may cause nutrient deficiencies. In northern climates yew pine can be grown in a sunny solarium or in containers that are rolled outside during the summer. The cultivar 'Maki' is particularly good for container culture and in smaller landscapes.
10 - 7
7 - 10
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
30'-50' / 9.1m - 15.2m
20'-25' / 6.1m - 7.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Light Blue
Foundation, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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