Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionStonehenge Dark Druid® yew (Taxus x media) features stunning fern-like foliage that looks great all year round! If you're in need of a low-growing shrub that won't take up too much space, this plant might be for yew! Perfect in both the landscape and containers, Stonehenge Dark Druid® yew is a versatile plant that would work in almost any landscape. Plus, it thrives in both shade and sun, so you an enjoy this useful shrub in any area of your garden!
DetailsBotanical name:Taxusx media'SMNTHDB' Patent: USPP 32,419 Common name: Yew Zone: 4 - 7 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun),Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (< 4 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4′ tall x 3′ wide Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Uses: Specimen, Landscaping, Perennial gardens, low hedge, edging How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Sun (6+ hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (< 4 hours sun); grows even in deep shade. Water: Average. Space: min. 3′ apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3″ layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter. Maintenance: No pruning is required. It may be trimmed if desired. Note: Yew is not deer resistant and will not do well in areas often visited by deer.