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Taxus x media 'Hicksii' /Hicks Yew

Taxus x media 'Hicksii'  / Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Plants clipped to retain individual forms
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Plants clipped to retain individual forms

Clipped hedge

Individual plant within a group of several in a row

Berrylike fruit and needle foliage

Very upright growing specimen

Close-up of foliage in early spring

Well established specimen plants at an arboretum

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Scientific Name: Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Common Name: Hicks Yew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a popular choice for hedges because of the dense growth and upright form. Provide a fertile, well drained soil for best growing conditions. Portions of the plant are poisonous. Members of this genus grow best in the upper part of the country. Most taxus species cannot tolerate the hot humid conditions of the south.