Taxus cuspidata Nana Aurescens

Available May 1

Taxus cuspidata 'Nana Aurescens' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Japanese Yew

New growth on this low-growing, Japanese Yew bursts on the scene in a splash of brilliant goldenrod yellow. Since second-year foliage goes dark green, each year's new growth makes another dramatic splash of colour when it emerges. The shade tolerant, adaptable, colourful conifer has a wider-than-tall, spreading habit.

  • Height: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Spread: 91-152 cm (36-60 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Foliage Colour: golden yellow turning green
  • Shape: spreading
  • Critter Resistance: rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Taxus 'Nana Aurescens' is easily grown in full sun to part shade. It is a good choice for a more shaded area but the foliage will be more chartreuse rather than bright gold. It does well in average well drained soil. It has no tolerance for wet poorly drained conditions so good soil drainage is essential. It is best located away from cold winter winds that can dry out the foliage and cause burning.