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Kornik Yew*

Taxus baccata 'Kornik'

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Kornik Yew (Taxus baccata 'Kornik') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Kornik Yew

Kornik Yew

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Common Yew

Description:

A compact, dense, upright evergreen shrub with stunning yellow new growth that matures to sea-green; bright red berries in late summer; ideal for the garden; makes a great hedge or screen, takes pruning exceptionally well

Ornamental Features

Kornik Yew has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The ferny leaves are highly ornamental and turn green in fall. The fruits are showy red drupes displayed from early to late fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kornik Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kornik Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Kornik Yew will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage shrub for future generations!

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Topiary 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features