Beautiful Compact Hedge Shrub
Yew – Erecta, Taxus baccata ‘Erecta’, is an upright, columnar shrub with a stiff, erect and bushy habit.
It has small dark green leaves and the bark is typically reddish brown and the berries, when present, are red.
Erecta prefers a moist, slightly acidic soil with a decent amount of light; can tolerate some shade. Erecta is excellent for hedges or as a backdrop in the formal garden.
Erecta is less compact than ‘Stricta’ and with smaller leaves. This slender shrub tolerates shearing, is especially tolerant of shade, and is drought tolerant once established.
Erecta Yew is an excellent choice for hedging where space is limited.
Family Taxus baccata ‘Erecta’
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 20 feet
Mature Spread 6 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable, Well Drained
Moisture Average, Moist
Mature Form Upright, Columnar
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Fall Color Dark Green