Taunton Spreading Yew

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Taunton Spreading Yew For Sale Online

Shade Loving Yew That Spreads Out to 4 Feet Wide

Taunton Yew is commonly referred to as a spreading Yew plant. This versatile shrub is pretty easy to grow & resistant to both insects and diseases. Once it’s established it is drought tolerant, deer resistant, salt tolerant (great for coastal areas). This Yew groundcover is excellent for filling under large trees and other shady areas.

  • Grows in Full Shade or Full Sun
  • Easy Care Evergreen
  • Four Season Interest
  • Extremely Versatile
  • Tolerant to Both Heat and Cold
  • Resistant to Winter Burn
Botanical Name Taxus x media ‘Tauntonii’
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 3 – 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 – 6 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Grow Zones 4 through 7

Grow Zones 4 to 7

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 7

Taunton Spreading Yew Frequently Asked Questions

Are Yew fast-growing?

In general, yew are considered slow growing. Grown in shady area, expect roughly 3 to 6 inches o ne growth per year.

When is the best time to prune a spreading yew shrub?

This yew isn't usually pruned. If you want to prune it to maintain a certain form, it is best to do it summer. July & August are the best months.

How wide do spreading yew get?

Cephalotaxus Spreading Yew gets up to 6 feet wide and about 3 feet tall.

Is a spreading Yew shade tolerant?

A spreading yew can grow in sun and shade. They are traditionally slow growing, especially in mostly shady areas.



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